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My hard drive died last night

November 8th, 2013 at 03:41 am

I mean died. As in no hope of data recovery, unless I want to mail it to southern California. I am now inbetween the depression and acceptance phases of grief. And even then, I do not want other people to see what stuff I have on my HDD.

I do have an old Dell, which is not completely wiped. I also have DHs (sorry, I cannot use apostrophes as this Windows keyboard configuration has Canadian default keyboard character assignments on my American laptop. DH is in for a surprise when he turns on the Toyota SatNav Voice Guidance too... she will be speaking in metric, hee!

I am using the old Dell. And I have two-month-old backups. But gee! I am **crushed** by this data loss.
Tomorrow morning I was going to have my haircut and colour, and buy a birthday gift for the man who puts up with me (I do not deserve him but that is not an invitation), and all I will think about is the $$$ for all that plus a new hard drive with a five-year warranty.

People were kind to me, my husband and son are sad for my loss, and my preferred School Board director candidate won. Consolations. And we have some Microsoft Gratuity coming to us for usability participation. But Fornicate a Mallard! This data loss sucks!

4 Responses to “My hard drive died last night”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I was almost in the same boat, but thank goodness the PTB were able to retrieve my data. Whether or not the laptop is fixable is a whole other issue. Actually it is the same issue it was last time. I'll tell my laptop to wave to you as it heads by on its way to the service center in Seattle.

  2. PauletteGoddard Says:

    @LuckyRobin: The Thinkpad computer housing the dead drive doesn't need fixing. The old Dell I have at present DOES want fixing: I can't use many of the USB slots as the board is slanted inside the case. As long as I'm blowing money, I may as well ask the Computer

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sorry about your hard drive ... but I totally LOL at "fornicate a mallard." Never heard that expression before. Smile

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    There's a four-letter Anglo-Saxon word that is synonymous with "fornicate" and it rhymes with a four-letter word for a waterfowl of which mallard is a subset. I use the expression with the synonymous rhyming four-letter words in normal speech, but I figure anyone who knows "_uck a _uck" will understand my coyness.

    I went today to pick up my PC and (sigh) a version of Windows 7 different from what I have was installed. I was not asked what kind of Windows 7 I had when I took it in. I have Professional: they put in Home Premium without my knowledge, and therefore without my consent. So I still do not have my PC. An aide to our recently ousted mayor was in the computer repair outfit: surprised to smell cigarette smoke on him. I thought everyone in the City of Seattle who worked in the Mayor's Office were tattooed, vegan, bicycling health nuts.

    Feeling computer withdrawal (this is the Dell, it doesn't count). Count on a cleaner household, and more GAMES magazines filled up. I may make pies and light candles inbetween interventions.

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