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  • when your life gets wiped out.....

    well, I officially lost everything.....

    80 gigs of movies - got nothing back
    46 gigs of mp3's - got 7.6 back
    30 gigs of recorded teaching - got nothing back
    500+ pictures - got 43 back
    23 photoshop projects - 3 early versions
    87 word docs - 2 retrieved
    .pub, .ppt, .xls, .txt - 300 megs and 4 files back
    6 websites totalling over 100 hours worth of work and 160 individual pages - got 2... freakin TWO!!!... pages back....

    I lost the freakin backups later the same day. I have never been so devastated by a crash..... ever.

    no virus, no electrical surge, no explaination..... just wiped clean.....

    I spent the last week in recovery, and I finally had to give up.....

    even the most cautious backup system can be brought to its knees within hours.

    the only think I didn't loose was on DVD, a month old.

    no audio, no video, no pictures. old versions of all my work.



    This sucks...............
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein
    The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. -Harlan Ellison

    If all else fails: "rm -rf /"

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    Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

    Jeebus, DdogG.
    You just walked in, and everything was wiped?
    [volun2]
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    • #3
      Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

      booted the computer..... one hard drive wiped.

      plugged in the backup external drive to recover..... partition gone.... I think magnetic field is the culprit, the drives check out fine, and I have been able to retrieve some data, just partition tables wiped clean.
      Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein
      The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. -Harlan Ellison

      If all else fails: "rm -rf /"

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      • #4
        Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

        Holy crap dude!
        That sux bigtime. :(


        [tg-c1][conduct]

        Chuck Norris can believe it's not butter

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        • #5
          Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

          Wow, sorry to hear that man. That is a ton of lost work, and memories I'm guessing.

          I never do enough backing up. I think I'll throw some of the more important stuff back on CDs after hearing your story.
          New to TG?

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          • #6
            Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

            Wow, Ddogg- I'm sorry to hear that. That's just devastating.

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            • #7
              Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

              sorry man that hits hard :(
              let that be a lesson to ALL

              !!!BACK UP BACK UP BACK UP!!!

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              • #8
                Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                sounds stupid, but you did try the windows restore, didn't you?
                Worth a try.. Because If a lawnmower has no gas, check it before you strip everything trying to find the problem :) (inside joke... some1 here will get it :))

                It sucks to lose that much.. I lost 120gigs of stuff before when my HD crashed.. all the games and movies and pictures.. all of that was in october
                I just now got my new HD back and regaining the stuff :(


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                • #9
                  Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                  ouch, wow I feel sorry for you, I hope you can get through this hard time... Stupid technology, forever it will break... can't live without it though... not me anyways.
                  Inimicus Inimico

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                  • #10
                    Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                    I feel your pain. I lost about that in October. It's not fun. The worst loss was all my pictures and photoshop projects :( Happy Downloading!!!
                    birdie_in_Texas:ok..i feel stupid here..what is "NS"..? Wyzcrak:Natural Selection. Don't feel at a loss for not knowing the acronym. Feel at a loss for not having experienced the game.

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                    • #11
                      Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                      maybe there was a magnetic field where we are at in october, eh wuss? :P


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                      • #12
                        Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                        Ouch that sucks, best of luck getting back on track!

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                        • #13
                          Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                          That really does suck and I feel your pain. Last year about this time I lost a 250GB hdd full of music/movies (home & favorites from dvd-divx)/photos/various papers for college/and anything else that I wanted to keep *safe*. It was an external drive and one time I plugged it in and there was nothing there. At least I back up my music regularly and got most of that back, but everything else was gone.

                          If it would help you at all, I would be happy to set up an FTP and let you have access to anything that I have that would help you get back on your feet. I know it won't help with your websites, but as far as everything else it may?

                          The Muffin Man

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                          • #14
                            Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                            Originally posted by Sniper
                            maybe there was a magnetic field where we are at in october, eh wuss? :P
                            I blame Ender ;)
                            birdie_in_Texas:ok..i feel stupid here..what is "NS"..? Wyzcrak:Natural Selection. Don't feel at a loss for not knowing the acronym. Feel at a loss for not having experienced the game.

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                            • #15
                              Re: when your life gets wiped out.....

                              isn't there norton ghost or something like that?

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