Tuesday, March 30, 2010

All is not lost.

So here is where I'm at... my sad, fried, hard drive is on it's way to the data recovery magicians. A new hard drive is being installed in my computer. From this day on I will be a backing up PSYCHO. A crazy person. Because I never again want to shed the amount of tears that I have shed in the last two days. Thank you all so very much for your sweet sympathy, advice, and encouragement. Honestly, in the back of my head I fear that my hard drive will be the freakish .00000001% that can't be fixed, or that it will cost one billion dollars to do so.  If that is the case, believe you me, I will lock myself in my craft room and sew my way to raising that billion dollars.  Most of all I am glad that this craptastic experience has made some of you finally back up your pictures. Too bad I couldn't have learned this lesson a less painful way.  Whatevs... Yet another reason why being a grown up is so hard.  

20 comments:

  1. I would back up with an online service. I had two 500GB external hard drives die at the same time. My data (yes, precious pictures and all the data for my website) were not recoverable. I am going to have to rebuild my website and re-create all the graphics I had made for it. Carbonite or Mozy, $5 per month.

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  2. praying for your hard drive :)

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  3. I hope you get it all back! I think this is one of my biggest fears...

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  4. The same thing happened to me the end of last year. I was a wreck until I found out they were able to save just my pictures. Even though my docs were important, my pictures meant the world to me. Every single photo since 2004 was almost lost. I now back up once sometimes twice a month! Fingers crossed they can bring your hard drive back to life!

    http://thepinckney5.blogspot.com/

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  5. I'm praying that everything can be recovered!! {And now I have to figure out how the heck to back up my pictures!}

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  6. i'm praying that this time around your funny luck changes and your hard drive is in the 1% that can be fixed so easily it's free. we have to keep hope alive, right?

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  7. Went through the same thing a year or so ago. Heart wrenching. So sorry that you are there. Praying that magic can be worked!!

    Side note -- I too use carbonite.com. It's really affordable and super easy - backups up your computer automatically throughout the day. Just a thought.

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  8. Oh Julie I am so sorry about your harddrive! I can't imagine! I would be a wreck, but thank goodness we have those geniuses who can get them back for you! I'll be praying! Now I'm going to sign up for Carbonite and back up my pics!

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  9. love that you just said craptastic. that makes me happy. because you are real.

    it will be better. promise.

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  10. Ugh. Huge hugs!!! I will definitely be praying that your hard drive is recoverable and cheap too!! ;) Hang in there, I too would be crying huge, ugly tears, but you don't need to because I'm sure that they are going to fix it!!! I just know it!!

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  11. did you just say "craptastic?" yet another reason to love you ms. julie! saying many prayers to the hard drive gods for you!

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  12. gracious this just flat out SUCKS ;) can i say that? haha. i've been wanting to cry for you. i actually just invested in an external drive due to the fact that my mac is being mean to me because i've about maxed out my hard drive with all my pictures i've been taking and let me tell you transfering all my photos to that little black box & it's blinking light made me so daggum nervious, i couldn't stand it. i just thought it was eating my pictures and the thought of actually deleting them from my computer made me sweat bullets, but i am thankful my mean old mac made me backup because i'm pretty sure i would lose all forms of sanity it if they were all lost.

    praying that the magical data recovery nerds, errr uhhh i mean magicians... can magically restore your hard drive!

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  13. Oh, I am just sick reading this and the last post. Sick. Did you download any of your photos onto any internet sites so they are not all gone? (like Kodak Gallery, Photobucket, etc. So, you at least kind of have them.) I want to cry for you. A reminder to reback up my computer. We haven't done it in a few months. It needs to be done. So so so hope all goes well with the hard drive in the shop. Here is me looking into the online services too. Oh, I am just sick sick sick for you.

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  14. my prayers are with you in this situation (: blessings, linda

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  15. Being a grown up IS hard...in so many ways! When will we ever learn?

    Happy Easter!

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  16. Ok.. It's official.. I am backing mine up right now.. Thanks for sharing your story with us.. Sorry for your tears.
    Staci

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  17. I just signed up today with Mozy to save all my pictures. It will take the next 5 days to backup it all up. Thank you for the reminder!! Hope you get all your pictures back.

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  18. if it costs a billion dollars {said with my pinky at my lips}, i will surely take up a collection to help. i'm talking exploiting my kids and standing them outside grocery stores with tin cans to be filled, door to door at all the neighbors houses, calls to family to donate to a school fundraiser (wink, wink). you name it, i am not above doing it.

    i wonder if child labor laws apply in this situation?

    being a grown up does stink sometimes, but think of the bonuses...we can choose our bedtimes, eat junk food all day, AND get into rated R movies.

    i have a feeling about this one...it will all work out!!!

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  19. oh boy-this is on my list of things to do...so sorry it happened to you-it happened to us once but luckily my husband's tech was able to get our pictures back-it was a week of thinking I had lost all my son's first pictures when he was born and in the hospital-good luck!!

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