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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Long Nights...
I had a long night last night, thanks to a new 'feature' I've discovered in Windows.

I've been having problems with my XP Installation - so last night I decided to fiddle with it, and reinstall a clean, fresh copy. Of course, this isn't done lightly and I thought I had it covered.

So I started by clearing some appropriate space off the Hard Drive, to create a new partition. This was fine - so I had now an amount of free space to create a new partition on the drive which Windows promptly used during set-up. Then I booted it, updated it and hurrah - it works.

Only - all my data is gone. And I mean ALL. I keep all my documents and stuff on a separate, RAID mirrored partition, so I thought I was safe. At this point I panic and give up on the idea of sleep. So I lie on the sofa every so often trying a new recovery approach, and then sleeping while it churns away. By 6am this morning I've found the data on the drive, and start to recover it back to the other drive. Phew. I've survived.

Then I realise why I got into this situation. Windows XP was very happy to create a new partition to install onto - but that made five on the drive - which I realised about 5 minutes ago isn't actually allowed - hence why the last partition on the disk - my precious data drive - has been "forgotten".

So, this weekend I will mostly be backing stuff up to CD and am starting to eye up quondam's CDR, and am getting in return that "You are not going near my computer with a screwdriver ever again" look.

Today is officially the start of a new, good week - after the shit last one...

Current Mood: relieved relieved
Current Music: Not got that far yet!

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From: (Anonymous) Date: April 5th, 2003 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)


That was just a post in geek language.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 5th, 2003 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Geek

It means I turned on my computer and had lost years of documents, so was quite upset for a couple of hours until I fixed it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 5th, 2003 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Geek

Don't listen to them. They try to make us dumb down our conversation, but that just means that critical information isn't included and the rest of us don't get the full and complete story we deserve :-)

Don't be tempted to pander to the uneducated and ill-informed. This is the world, now, they have to learn to live in it ...

Clive trying hard to find a tongue in cheek smiley
caddyman From: caddyman Date: April 5th, 2003 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have learnt today that one should NEVER upgrade.

Make do until you can buy new.

sexy_sophia From: sexy_sophia Date: April 6th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Meep! Glad you got it sorted in the end. Hope the week is going well for you so far *hugs*
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kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: April 6th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: UNIX Better...

Heh - a Linux install is definitely on my list - I've had a laptop with it on before.

Save for two issues it would be my desktop of choice: Games and Outlook.
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