The saga of the PC continues.
To those of you who aren’t technically minded, think of my old PC as being an oil tanker.
My tanker went on the rocks, the hull was damaged and the engines were completely smashed.
Is it now a useless tanker?
No. Because the oil is still on board. But the engines are smashed so there is no power to pump the oil off.
What I needed was another ship that could sail up to the taker and using its power, pump the oil off. So I spent the last few days scouring the Internet for software that I could mount onto a CD or DVD that could access my one remaining hard disk.
I found the software/ship that I needed, and my files/oil is at this moment being pumped into a USB hard disk/storage tank.
70,000,000,000 gallons of oil! [or as we say in the ‘puter business – 70Gb of data]
Once the oil is off, I can go about repairing the holes in the hull [repartitioning the faulty hard drive] and installing new engines [new Windows].
Hopefully I’ll end up with an oil tanker in pristine condition.
I didn’t like to admit it before, even to myself, but some of the information on that computer was critical. For some reason, the latest backup had failed, and I hadn’t been aware of the fact until this week. There were a load of personal files [like our French holiday photographs] but there were also critical business files, such as the originals of all my graphics work.
I haven’t been able to do a tap of work since the failure, and am having a difficult time with a couple of demanding clients. Hopefully, by tomorrow I’ll be able to get back in the saddle and do some of the backlog.
Life would be so much simpler if I could only retire.