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Nov. 5th, 2008

My laptop hard drive died and i am a little upset because it's cost me some of my photos and a bunch of miscellaneous data - notes mainly. So i have to rebuild it. Annoying but i have everything that i need to rebuild it. We can rebuild it, better and faster and stronger than before [the preceding statement was a lie]. But i do have the recovery disks and all the software that i need. Doesn't change the fact that i lost data that i don't think i can replace. Fortunately i did something of a back up fairly recently.

I wish i had a bigger room, because i have too much stuff (who'd a thunk it?)

My life is vaguely annoying, but i will get over it. Probably tomorrow.

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geminibalance
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
My friend Logan has a kit that can recover data from a toasted hard drive. My computer wouldn't even *try* to boot, and he was able to rescue everything off all 4 partitions. Would you like his contact info?
geminibalance
Nov. 6th, 2008 07:30 am (UTC)
Ooh, I forgot. Try sticking your hard drive in the freezer for a few hours, and then booting it *immediately* while it's still icy cold. Your drive may function long enough to get your data off it. Flemco has used this many times, and it works. Can't tell you why, but it does.
dream_endless
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Put it in a ziplock first. Moisture is baaaad mmmmkay.

Also, if the freezer trick does not work, try putting in a ziplock and boiling it until it's pretty damn hot.

These 2 tricks usually get you a matter of a couple hours of extra drive time before they die again.
smokedamage
Nov. 8th, 2008 09:24 am (UTC)
freezing it or boiling it.... are you guys taking the piss?
purfektlyflawd
Nov. 20th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
How the fuck is that entry not suitable for minors?

For the record, I didn't even read it, I just saw "laptop hard drive."
smokedamage
Nov. 20th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
it's because i lied
i thought _i_ was not suitable for minors.
purfektlyflawd
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re: it's because i lied
You talked to me when I was like 13. I'm pretty sure you knew my age.

Hey, did you know that my sister lives in Australia now? Pretty cool.
smokedamage
Dec. 1st, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Re: it's because i lied
i did.

That's funny. You should reallytake a trip there, i think you would like it.
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