My computer crashed and i lost EVERYTHING

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.

    Thursday night i came home, started up the computer, and the only screen on the desktop was my computer :mad:

    I lost Cakewalk, Tabit, Finale 2003 and god knows how much other musical software. All my pictures i have aquired over the last 4-5 years of freinds, cars, basses and bands, all gone.

    The computer techie told us that he had been able to salvage a copy all our other stuff over to another hard drive, but its not guranteed it will work %100 once transeferred back. But my dad doesnt want to sacrifice the time to give the computer to the techie for him to transfer all the files. He is rather happy how it is. Im not :spit:

    My old man wants me to burn all my pictures and songs ect to a CD, yet he wont tell me where he hides the blank CD's. Thats irony for you.

    I lost allll my songs and videos off Kazza aswell. Not to forget all my home recordings and songs i have made, arranged and compiled.

    To top it off, he is blaming it all on me, because i accepted a file off a freind through MSN. But noo it could never be anything he does, its always MY fault...

    Since we got the computer back, it has been freezing every 10-15 minutes and if you stop a song half way through it will just repeat that millisecond over and over and over..

    I am extremley annoyed at the moment, so i just thought id like to vent. Sorry for any inconvienence (SP?) So im madly installing Software, downloading, and many many other things :meh:
  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    dude, that really dad's hard drive crashed a couple times...and the one at my mom's house did too...and i lost TONS of i feel for ya
  3. A hard disk is not the place for irreplaceable data. I learned that the hard way and now anything important is on CD. Luckily, that all fits on one CD as most of the files that take up space for me (Games, Software, Music) is easily replaceable or just not worth backing up.

    The best way to prevent these in the future is to:

    -Regularly use the disk defragmentor with at least 15-20% space on your disk.

    -Keep your computer's free space at at least 1-2GB. Anything less begins to stress the HDD and really puts Windows all over the place.

    -Make sure the heat in your computer is not much more then 40 C
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    [nerd voice]

    Nice job on the back up disks, foolish mortal.

    [/nerd voice]

    that sucks.
  5. man that suck kirby :(

    But it does remind me that i should back some files up to cd one day so i dont loose it all

    Hope you get everything back soon
  6. Petebass


    Dec 22, 2002
    QLD Australia
    I'm gonna go home and do a back-up.

    Get a zip drive - and make your dad pay for it.
  7. Same thing round the big computer geek in the family and everytime something happens...ITS MY FAULT! Like once, my dad is on the computer and all of a sudden randomly dies and kept giving an error everytime it tried to boot, so i had to reformat it...he blamed it on all my downloaded stuff, but I hadnt downloaded anything for a month before it happened, and i think if it was something i downloaded, it would of had happened already...i think its just because he knows nothing and needs someone to blame..but thats the reason im getting my own computer ;) ~ Tyler
  8. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    When i get the money for some DECENT stuff, i will :D
  9. broke now, just spent $143 on a new bass, $26 on strings for it, $200 on a new amp, $33 on diablo 2 and $48 on 2 straplocks and 2 guitar stands...all in about a week ;) But im sellin the tube screamer for $80 so ima have SOME makin my own comp too.
  11. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    i feel your pain. happened to me 2X already, and i'm the biggest idiot of them all. I STILL HAVEN'T BACKED UP MY NEW FILES!!!! couldn't even tell you why. i think in some sick way i look forward to computer crashes as a spiritual experiences. a cleansing of sorts. a way to learn acceptance.

    in actuality anything that's REALLY IMPORTANT or irreplaceble, gets printed or sent to a friend to save. when i lose the entire nerve website, pictures, songs, and stuff like that, it means - time for an update, time for new stuff.

    ya know what - screw that, i'm backing my files up today. thanks for the reminder.
  12. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Not even that :(

    Its slowly coming back to life, but im still no where near having the thousand or so opictures of basses and that :meh:
  13. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    wow.... that sucks...

    I think it's a good idea to periodically back up only the things you want to keep, then wipe the drive, and reinstall everything that was backed up. Sort of a controlled forest fire or a noah's ark sort of thing. Did wonders on my computer, which was ridden with random junk everywhere.

    Zip drives only hold an 8th of what CD-R's if you have a burner, just use that and the software that comes with it to back up stuff. CD-RW's are best for backing up because they can be reused, but hold a lot more than zip disks, which are quite expensive, and less economical than CD's.
  14. yeah ye old zippy drives became obsolete when cdrw drives became common place ;)
  15. thumbtrap


    Jun 26, 2003
    Not only that - but IOmega products are hardly the place for a BACKUP, it's kinda like a Ronco parachute. Sure you may never need it, but when you do... CD's are easily scratched, but they're cheap enough you can have multiple backups if it's really important.

    Bad product reliability is not a good thing. Bad customer service is not a good thing, but when you combine them together as IOmega has done - you get a STEER CLEAR combination.