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16 March 2004 @ 05:51 pm
So without a doubt everything on my computer is just...lost. Gone. No more. So I'm calling upon everyone I've showed stuff too (rageprufrock pearl_o bexless <lj user="Lyra_Sena>)...do you have anything? The guy who's fixing it says that the problem is most likely a hardware problem and not a software problem at all, which makes everything *worse* of course. The hope is that he can re-install the operating system and then it'll work again. As I said -- this is the hope. He is less than sure that it'll work out this way. Which basically means that I may end up completely computerless for a period of time. And isn't *that* ducky? *sigh*
Current Mood: gloomygloomy
Current Music: Tegan and Sara - And Darling
the opposite of batman: girlypearl_o on March 16th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
I only have the ds stuff you emailed to me, and I suppose Pru would have that as well. (This is one of the times I wish I used dead aim, with the automatic chat logging.)
Jer: Woobielugonn on March 16th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
So sorry to hear about the computer problems. It sounds awful. *Hugs*
r1cepudding on March 16th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
Oh honey, I'm so sorry! I don't have anything - I don't log chats and I clean out my beta/email folders like the obsessive person I am.

*hugs you tight* This sucks. I'm so sorry!
angry valleygirl thesaurus of trashtalkin'rageprufrock on March 16th, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
I don't know how much of your stuff I *do* have, but I'm sending you my complete trillian log of our conversations, and I'm gonna dig through my emails to see if I can find anything.

*hugs* I can confidently say I know how you feel.
Adoable Frunk: hidelyra_sena on March 16th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC)
I have everything (including every single story you've ever posted) except the WiPs you hadn't shown to me yet. I also have your original workshop fics for school.

I have chat logs of almost every idea we've discussed as well, and any stray bits of writing included in them.

I'm so sorry, baby doll. *hugs you tight*

celli on March 16th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oh no!

Garyg_martin_blank on March 16th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
Don't format that drive!!!
If you are using a PC, here are a few things to try:

1. Run out and buy a new hard drive (you know you want a bigger one anyway).
2. While you're there, get one of these: http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=usb+hard+drive+enclosure&btnG=Search+Froogle&scoring=p
If it is a laptop, get a 2.5" case, and a 3.5" will do for a desktop/tower unit
3. Put the old drive aside. Install new drive in the PC, and install your Operating System & do the security patches.
4. done? good. Put the old drive in a ziplock bag, in the FREEZER (REALLY!) for 30 minutes. Read the manual for the hard drive case while it's cooling down
5. QUICKLY drop old drive into the usb case. connect it to the PC. Power it up. See what happens. If data is there? GRAB it immediately in a cut/paste to your new main hard drive. If data is not there? pack up new case for return to store. toss old drive in trash. Lament lost worlds.

Seriously. If the drive is failing mechanically? this can sometimes allow you one last use.

Meret: poppiesmeret on March 17th, 2004 12:58 am (UTC)
That's awful! I'm so sorry to hear that. *hugs*
Anne: Lex gold by Virtualinsomniatobyfan on March 17th, 2004 06:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your computer woes, Nifra. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you can recover all your lost stuff.