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F-R-I-E-D. Fried!

So how fried is my desktop computer's hard drive?

So fried that it would not listen to a boot CD or disk for Windows, Linux or DOS. So fried that when my father attempted to make it a slave drive in a absolutely fine computer, it fried that one, too. (Oops.) So fried that the once it managed to boot to DOS (days and countless attempts later), all it would say is that all the files that once graced it are now gone, gone, gone.

So. That could be better. Also: it seems I'm unnaturally hard on hard drives. I'm at three dead computers over the last few years.

Anyway, so it goes.

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wood_dragon
Jan. 26th, 2009 01:18 am (UTC)
Some days I wonder why we stopped using typewriters. (Okay, the three four errors I made and corrected while typing that could be one reason.)
ksumnersmith
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
I'm afraid I can't go more than a few words without using the backspace key. I'd have to give up writing. ;)
wood_dragon
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
We can't have that. You must write. I'm waiting for lots of words from you.
ksumnersmith
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Doing my best. And the same goes for you! :)
sarahbrand
Jan. 26th, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Ouch. Did you have your files backed up?
ksumnersmith
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:33 am (UTC)
Many of them. Mostly.

What's gone is gone, so I'm not going to fret. :)
sarahbrand
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
Haha, that is probably a good approach to take.
mr_ladouceur
Jan. 26th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
That's a good response. Mine probably would have been rage.
ksumnersmith
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
What can I say, I'm just a more laid-back, cheerful gal these days. *g*
leahbobet
Jan. 26th, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Bleh.

Perhaps this is a sign of a Superpower, though.
ksumnersmith
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:26 am (UTC)
If only I stopped using my powers for Evil!
icedrake
Jan. 26th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Fried enough to fry something else sharing the same ribbon cable? That's pretty fried.

Have you tried pricing data recovery services?

Also, looking to the future, may I recommend Carbonite? Fairly inexpensive, pretty much entirely invisible encrypted offsite backup. (if it strikes you as a worthwhile option, I can send you a referral for an extra month free)
ksumnersmith
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
Data recovery would be lovely, but these days if it costs money, it's out of my budget. *shrug* I shall survive.

And thanks for the recommendation. I've actually just signed up with an offsite backup system, which seems to be working well.
diatryma
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
My goodness.

I can't even make a joke about how the best part of a fried hard drive is the skin. A contagiously broken thing? That is extremely broken.
ksumnersmith
Jan. 27th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC)
Impressive, is it not? Talent, that's what it is; pure, computer-breaking talent. ;)
diatryma
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I'll be interested to hear if your first readers develop seizures. You've created a potential weapon there.
cszego
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed. Pretty soon you'll be breaking people's computers from a distance... oooh, do Shorts-Man first!
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