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[Sonic]uk

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#1 12 years ago

Some of you are aware I have been having trouble with computer since I moved house, well it finally came back from the shop, with a grim prognosiss, there is no way of repairing the damage, the hard disk now has a serious fault (or somthing like that) and need replacing in full, the people at the shop were able retrieve some files, however Dark Reflections was not one of them. I will be able to repair the computer on my insurance (thank god), however this does mean the end. Dark Reflections is dead (for the time being), I may return to it and start again at a later date, but Iam in no mood to do that at the mo. Sorry guys ...................... :bawl:




willsk8forfood15

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#2 12 years ago

It'll be worth the wait paul:p Meanwhile are you still considering helping us at TSOT out with our single player campaign(after everything else is done)? Pm me.




The Joelteon7

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#3 12 years ago

Sorry for your loss? Lol, whatever, could've been worse and you could've lost everything huh? Still, you'll bounce back.




archerscott

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#4 12 years ago

Sorry to hear that. Computers are so frustrating! Having survived numerous breakdowns, virsuses and what have you - you will bounce back. Sometimes you find something even better. I always back up my files now, it's only way! You can't stop everything from happening afterall.




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#5 12 years ago

You've never backed up your work?




[Sonic]uk

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#6 12 years ago

I kinda didnt think to back it up, I had other things on my mind, like moving ...




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#7 12 years ago

Paul, which shop did you take it into? I only ask because of experiances I have had with "experts".

When I was working in IT myself I had a computers PSU die on me. It was a standard ATX12V, but we didn't have any spares so my Boss decided to go to PC world and get one. Knowing full well that I would end up with a different unit if I wasen't careful I told him exactly what he was going for and I cautioned him not to listen to any salesman (because they know nothing about what they are selling) I also gave him the PSU to take with him for good measure. He managed to speak to their techs in the back area, who informed him that they had never seen a unit like it. (this is a totally standard PSU in use by AMD & Intel in every P4/AMD64)

As we really needed that PC up and running he called in at half a dozen local PC shops (all of which advertised that they had "experts" on hand) every one didn't recognise it. This with a bog standard PSU!

Doubting my own sanity I emailed the specs for it over to a tech at another company asking if he recognised it. He promptly rang me back clearly wondering if I was nuts or kidding from his tone of voice.

Anyway, the moral of the story is that the "expert" may not know as much as they would have you beleive. I know you said they retreived some files but that and the word "shop" makes me wonder if they are really specialists or some BOFH like outfit.

There are plenty of specialists that can recover data and most will give you a free quote (indicators of decent data recovery companies are wanting to see the HDD before giving a quote and not telling you without seeing the drive they have much more than a 70% chance of recovering the data)

If your swapping the drive anyway and you still have data on it that you do really want then after copying your files onto a new computer then you might want to consider posting the drive off to a specialist and see if they can do anything and how much it would cost you. If they can then you will know what it costs, if not then they can dump it for you.

Just my 2 Pence, I know how annoying it can be to lose loads of data.




[Sonic]uk

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#8 12 years ago

I have asked for the old hardrive back, and I have some friends in the IT sector, so I will see what they can do, but iam not holding my breath




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#9 12 years ago

I have had my C Drive die so many times due to viruses, but luck for me I always have my important files such as my mods on E drive. But I do back up every now and then but like everything in todays world you forget to do it at the time the thing crashes on you.

So what exactly was the problem that caused you to loose your data Paul?




[Sonic]uk

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#10 12 years ago
MajestI have had my C Drive die so many times due to viruses, but luck for me I always have my important files such as my mods on E drive. But I do back up every now and then but like everything in todays world you forget to do it at the time the thing crashes on you. So what exactly was the problem that caused you to loose your data Paul?

Truth be told, I dont know, the wifes got the details, shes the computer literate one out of us.