Friday, September 26, 2008

The Great Crash of '08

No, I'm not talking about the economic crisis but the devastating loss of not one, not two, not three but four hard drives. Ouch.

My laptop is up and running again thanks to a new hard drive and my new desktop came a few days ago. Once I had it set up I tested my three IDE drives in an external enclosure. One dead, one mysteriously wiped and one with a knackered Windows installation. How or why I cannot explain. Needless to say, I'm none too keen to use it or the wiped one again.

Anyway, I've dredged up some old DVD back-ups from about a year or two ago and am gradually restoring my system. It's a darned nuisance to put it mildly.

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