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Well that was fun (reformat)

Discussion in 'Computers and Internet Geekland' started by The Viking, Dec 12, 2014.

    Dec 12, 2014
  1. The Viking

    The Viking Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    chef
    Location:
    Faroe Islands
    Could not get the computer to start up properly this morning in any mode :(
    in the en had to reformat my H/D so about 100 films and dozen programs and docs lost,
    along with 100´s of screenshots but ill just have to collect them again ;)
    but still doesnt look the puter is working as it should, might have to invest in another one :mad::D
     
  2. Dec 12, 2014
  3. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    Freelance Designer
    Location:
    Edmonton Canada
    Ouch. Maybe just replacing the hard drive would be enough? Back in the olden days I had a Mac, used it mainly for work. I was doing some freelance programming jobs and had stayed up late one night to finish this one thing I was working on, compile it and send the finished thing off to the client. Shut the computer down that night, next morning it wouldn't boot up, just kept giving me that sad Mac face. So I took it in somewhere and they said my hard drive was completely empty. Lost ALL my source code, tons of Photoshop files...I was so stressed out. They ran diagnostics, said the hard drive seemed to be fine, so I took it home, reformatted the drive, reloaded the operating system, got a few programs installed and decided to knock off for the day, next day I booted up - sad mac face...the hard drive was gone again. :mad:
     
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  4. Dec 12, 2014
  5. rshkrn

    rshkrn Senior Member

    Occupation:
    unemployed
    Location:
    Asia
    guess it's spilt milk but no backup of that pictures folder?? :eek2::eek2:
     
  6. Dec 12, 2014
  7. The Viking

    The Viking Ueber Meister MM

    Occupation:
    chef
    Location:
    Faroe Islands
    nope
     
  8. Dec 13, 2014
  9. randomiam

    randomiam Meister Member

    Occupation:
    n/a
    Location:
    australia
    try this

    try changing main drive and editing drive to ssd drives they might be costly but editing is superfast with flash just have the output sent to normal drive
    itc common for the boot sector on some drives to mees up but there still ok at storage drives ive seen it alot with the crap that comes in hp and compaq pcs
     
  10. Dec 16, 2014
  11. Mousey

    Mousey Ueber Meister Mouse CAG

    Occupation:
    Pencil Pusher
    Location:
    Up$hitCreek
    While this doesn't help now.... I always makes multiple partitions on my hard drives. E: music, F: pictures, etc. Then, if the hard drive itself is ok, you only lose what's in C drive (which shouldn't be much other than apps) if you reinstall/reformat C:. But even that doesn't help if the drive itself craps out.

    I once had an external drive totally crap out, and while transferring the copy/backup of that drive to a new drive, the backup drive also died. Sometimes even having a backup isn't enough. LOL
     
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  12. Dec 16, 2014
  13. alexk

    alexk Dormant account webby

    Occupation:
    affiliate
    Location:
    Cyprus
    blue-ray

    Only reliable method is to archive to blueray disks the 50-100Gb ones :)


    I don't trust hard drives anymore lol, its just a matter of when they will brake not if they will brake :(
     
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