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December 11, 2007

Of hard drives and hardware

Filed under: Nad's Journal — Nadnerb @ 4:08 pm Cavern Time

My main system recently suffered a hard drive failure. The thing that gets me about hard drive failures is that they appear to be inevitable. You get a new drive, and wonder, “How long will THIS one last?” Of course, you never properly back up your data anyway, since your new drive will inevitably be much larger than the last one, and you’d have to get another to fit everything you’re going to have to back up. So goes the cycle.

So, after a surprising amount of frustrations involving attempts to recover the dead drive’s files, I’m finally succeeding in installing XP again. However, until I can recover files off of my old drive, all my age building work is gone, along with plenty of other stuff.

Last I checked, my GameTap account has lapsed as well, and my renewal at this point, will depend on either an announcement regarding a new season, or some sort of highly interesting player event. (Or, I may just want in again. ;) )

Anyway, I’ll be busy restoring my computer related things to some semblance of normal for a while, so just letting everyone know what’s up.

8 Comments »

  1. Well, with work requiring as much attention as it does this time of year, and the fact that it’s Christmas time…I’m still not likely to make it back down to the Cavern myself until early to mid January.

    That is, aside, of course, from a quick Cavern-withdrawl-fix. :D

    Comment by Isyldar — December 11, 2007 @ 5:26 pm Cavern Time

  2. Think we should post an “On Vacation” notice somewhere?

    Comment by Isyldar — December 11, 2007 @ 5:26 pm Cavern Time

  3. I’m out for an unknown amount of time too… I’m one of the unlucky ones who gets a Network Error every time I try to log in. I have a feeling it’s something with my ISP, but I don’t know what to do about it.

    Comment by Herohtar — December 12, 2007 @ 12:05 am Cavern Time

  4. Yay! My plumbing just blew up. Now I have to move out for a few days.

    What a Christmas!

    — Izy gets out the History Book to jot this year down.

    Comment by Isyldar — December 13, 2007 @ 12:29 am Cavern Time

  5. :shock:

    Well, good luck getting that fixed. If my plumbing blew up, all the computers would be flooded in the basement. :P

    Comment by Nadnerb — December 14, 2007 @ 9:11 am Cavern Time

  6. I have no basement. :) They have to cut a giant hole in my floor to get at the problem. :D

    Comment by Isyldar — December 15, 2007 @ 12:49 am Cavern Time

  7. :shock:

    Comment by Nadnerb — December 15, 2007 @ 9:17 pm Cavern Time

  8. Yeah, not fun. :)

    Comment by Isyldar — December 16, 2007 @ 3:02 pm Cavern Time

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