Friday, August 29, 2008

Utter stupidity.....

Yes...I know. It's hard to believe that I would do something stupid. Much less two very stupid computer actions in a week.

I had to reformat my new computer AGAIN last night. Last week, I got infected with some trojan/virus/worm thing and I used my trusty Alienware Respawn to fix it. Respawn automatically backs everything up and saves it so that we don't have to deal with saving everything to another drive somewhere. Just peachy, I say!

So I'm back up and running and yesterday I'm doing my weekly preventative maintenance and I'm running a scandisk during the day...my first mistake. I usually run them overnight. I run an errand and get back and realize that it's running really slow and it might not be done by the time I need to DJ. More importantly, I'm just plain jonesing to get online. :-/

So what do I do? I tried to escape and couldn't figure that out, and rather than be patient and let it do it's thing, I did a hard shutdown. Power button and off. And...well....you know the rest. Something got disrupted and I could not boot up. It took me to my trusty Respawn where I assumed...no problem. Backup and reformat. Piece of cake, right? Wrong. It would not do that. I could not boot, save files, anything. After much weeping and gnashing of teeth, I had to bite the bullet and reformat....and lose everything on my puter. My baseball game progress, my pics, and most importantly, a bunch of pics when Jake was a baby. Granted we have some regular pics, but we had a ton of digital.

Talk about feeling stupid. And I KNOW better. Uggghh. Live and learn? God, I hope so.

3 comments:

Parker said...

Nah, not stupid. You are better then me. I have done a really stupid thing and will be sending a group notice pleading for assistance, so be watching for it.

Pity you lost the pics of Jake. Perhaps your back-up worked for those and they are somewhere in cyberspace.

Just talk nice to your puter and maybe it will forgive you.

Kimala said...

Pictures!!! UGH!! That is my worst fear! :( :( :(

/me frantically makes notes to back up computer this weekend.

Bettye Dugan said...

Oh my god, I have been there. I feel your pain. :P