Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Crash Bang Boom

Trying to come to grips with the fact that I may have lost a ton of stuff forever in the nasty PC crash I had earlier this evening. Typing this on my son's laptop. I felt obliged to let you all know I may not be posting for awhile if I can't get it to do something tomorrow. As of now, I've spent more than three hours with it. It tells me there's a security disruption and it must run chkdsk. After locking up on chkdsk three times it finally ran, takes forever and ends up by saying it can't continue due to a security disruption. Sigh. Third base. Attempts at other types of recovery go through the motions only to say they can't conclude until I run chkdsk...which now locks up the PC again!! AARRGGHH! From time to time it opens normally only to lock up the minute I try to do anything. It will NOT open in safe mode nor will it open the boot sector so I can reboot from my boot disc.

Will try again tomorrow. If no luck then I will have to wait until my tax refund comes in a couple weeks to get it looked at. Excuse me now while I go smash my head against the wall to see if i can get some sleep. Shit.

8 comments:

Booksteve said...

OKay, it's official. I have lost everything on my hard drive that was not backed up (which sadly includes thousands of pics, scans, downloads, articles, stories, ongoing projects, saved info, passwords, etc, etc.

If you ever considered donating to this blog, now would be a good time to press that little Paypal button on the right there.

I will TRY to use my son's laptop to resume at least light blogging in a day or so. Sigh........

brokenbullhorn said...

OUCH! I was hoping you had a full backup in place, at least somewhat recently if not this week or something. When stuff like this happens, backup services suddenly seem cheap. There are hard drive recovery shops that still may be to pull your stuff and put it on a new drive. Hope that can work for you.

Richard

cerebus660 said...

Sorry to hear that, Steve. I've had similar battles with my PC lately and I know I'm not out of the woods yet. Hopefully all your info isn't gone forever, but you may need a specialist to look at your hard-drive. I wish I could help you in a Paypal kind of way, but I'm not in a great financial position myself. So, all I can send is my best wishes.

Lemmy Caution said...

That sucks....bad! Sorry for the computer crash. Get back up and running as soon as you can. We shall wait...!

ARCHAVIST said...

I had that once - had to boot into safe mode to sort it - the scan then ran as normal.

Booksteve said...

The new replacement 750 GB hard drive arrived today. Weather permitting, the install tech should come in two days. Then begins the process of rebuilding as much as possible. The next post here at the Library will be our 3000th post in the past 4 1/2 years so I will try to make it worth the wait!!

Booksteve said...

Okay, so my bad luck continues. I'm told the problem is not just the hard drive but also the motherboard!!!! Had to order the part...will take another week now! I will try to start blogging again on at least a limited basis over the next couple of days. Sigh. Apparently I really pissed off the computer gods this time.

Lemmy Caution said...

Yep....last computer crash I had was the motherboard AND the hard drive....both at about the same time. Good luck at rebuilding your computer dynasty!!