crashed hard drive

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by thesewinglady59, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. thesewinglady59

    thesewinglady59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, woke up to a beautiful morning only to be totally washed out. I have an embroidery system that is driven by my computer. It can use the cards, but I prefer to design my own. When I fired up my computer, nothing happened but clicks and grinding. I took it to a local comp shop and they said my hard drive was gone. Lost over 3 years of hours of work. Nothing could be recovered. So, it's back to square one...Only advice was, should have made back ups...day late for that advice.
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I would take it to someone for a second opinion. When our computer crashed the first guy we took it to said everything was gone. The second guy was able to get just about everything off the hard drive. Maybe you will get lucky!
     
  3. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

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    IF its your harddrive and not the motherboard you can recover just about everything....i'd get someone else to look at it1
     
  4. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    I agree with those two, my dad built computers, I had a computer crash every few weeks and he could always recover the info. If the hard drive crashes it can be recovered, they will bypass the system and get the information off that hard drive onto a portable hard drive and then onto a new hard drive. At any rate, whoever you took it too is talking out his booty, and should be smacked for stating the obvious. Not everyone knows how to deal with computers. Some people like to charge big bucks for nothing. Take that puter somewhere else. Dont give him your business.
     
  5. thesewinglady59

    thesewinglady59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the relpies. The guy is supposed to have a reputable business. He called me today and said that including a new screen, which I knew had to be replaced because the back light had gone out, with a new hd and the screen and adding XP which we have the program and can install that, the total would be like 357.00...I could go out and buy a new one for that amount. I'm going tomorrow and pick it up. Oh yeah, he said it would cost over 1400.00 to be sent off and have the hd recovered.
     
  6. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Quote:again, I think he is full of poo, my dad used to do it all the time, all it takes it an external hardrive and the know how. Check around see if you can find someone else
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I had this happen to me too! I am devastated! I had the last pics and videos of my grandmother on there... [​IMG]
    I would have done the back-up thingie..but i dont know how to.... [​IMG]
     
  8. thesewinglady59

    thesewinglady59 Out Of The Brooder

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    Had a lady stop by today for some sewing and she gave me another guy to have check the computer. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    [​IMG] I had this happen to me too! I am devastated! I had the last pics and videos of my grandmother on there... hit
    I would have done the back-up thingie..but i dont know how to...

    So sorry to hear you lost your pics.
     
  9. Lifestyle Lift Journey

    Lifestyle Lift Journey Out Of The Brooder

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    It's safe to think hard drive as unreliable. Any files you don't want to lose can be saved on the network (if you have one), or on a removable storage like a flash key, or basically anywhere not on your computer as backup. Just copy and paste files somewhere else. It is very rare that all computers crash at the same time.
    Basically, avoid all eggs in one basket.
    Good luck!
     
  10. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    Quote:I agree, invest in a 12.00 or 20.00 8 gb flash drive and save everything on it. It will save you from this problem again. I back up all my pictures on a flash drive. When it fills up I get another one. [​IMG]
     

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