Important Reminder: ALWAYS...

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  1. HeDied4U

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    ...back-up your important files often!!!!!!!

    This is a piece of advice I wish I had followed. I picked up a nasty, nasty virus a couple of weeks ago, and the only way to get rid of it was to have a total system restore done on my computer. Needless to say, when that happened I lost everything I had stored on the hard drive.

    I lost a lot of important information, pictures, and files that are gone for good. Well, maybe I shouldn't say gone for good seeing that I did have a back-up CD.....dated January 10th of this year. So basically I still have some information, but nothing current; and the current stuff was most important to me.

    From now on I'll be doing a back-up about once a week. I'm not going to let this happen again should I pick up a bug. A costly lesson learned, but a lesson learned nonetheless.

    God Bless!!

    Adam [​IMG]
     
  2. exscentric

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    Buuuuuummmmer! My wife picked up something about a year ago, I heard her drive running when she wasn't there and turned to see a blue screen with some swearing on it and then blank and that was all it took. Wouldn't even boot. She now backs up monthly.

    I have a removeable hard drive that I can shut off and a usb drive. I back up to them every now and then and do a cd of the major stuff every six months or so.

    I became a believer in frequent backup years ago, was working on a big lesson, had been working on it for several hours and was so into it I had forgotten to backup. Someone working in the building couldn't figure out what breaker to shut off to work on a project so just hit the main breaker and I sank into my chair about to the floor :(
     
  3. Pete

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    Backing up right now...When I turned this idiot box on tonight it greeted me with message:

    Wouldn't mind so much if that main drive wasn't only a month or two old :mad: :eek: Better get back to saving stuff before smoke starts coming out of the bok :eek: :D
     
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    Should still be in warranty at least! Bummer at least!
     
  5. Pete

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    Oops, typo, bok = box....or back....or maybe back of the box.... :D Whatever [​IMG] It's still running so far [​IMG] Just burnt up a dvd of junk I don't want to lose, maybe burn another one tomorrow night then take it to computer hospital [​IMG]

    exscentric, yep, she is under warranty [​IMG] I don't think there's a sigh of relief graemlin, so I'll just go with.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    That helps a little, but what a pain.

    I had a similar problem couple years ago and was in the middle of backing up to a second drive when the second drive died completely. I was able to stick in a third drive and back up the important stuff so came out on top.

    Prior to that I had never lost a drive nor since ?? guess I got it all out of the way at once [​IMG]
     

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