Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Computer Crash of June 2009

Yesterday was the only day this month that I did not have my wife, or someone else, scheduled to interrupt my workday as a writer.

So what happens...

Yep, that is right. A computer crash. Some dll got corrupted and Windows would not start; I was forced to hit system recovery.

So an eight hour writing day, a bunch of free time, and I have finally got Windows back up to date; my anti-virus reinstalled; two of my web browsers back up and MSN messenger.

I have yet to get the printer driver installed. Nor have I set up a different user section for my wife (mainly because she needs different settings for her Spanish homework and iTunes). And I haven't even thought about trying to recover my own files.

So I am at least a couple of more days away from doing any more writing.


Suecae Sounds said...

I had a massive hard drive failure myself a week ago. I had to go trough with a virtual linux load from my dvd-drive to do a panic back up on the most important files. Still, a few photos were lost.

Basically it is always good to invest in an external hard drive and do regular back ups. It's a life-saver when push comes to shove.

Frater Yechidah said...

Sorry to hear that Morgan. It always seems to happen when you're in the middle of something important. I hope you had your files backed up.


Servitor Lucem said...

You're not running as an administrator, are you? Bad practice. of course, if you're running any MS system with "Home" in it's name, you might have little choice...