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The Big Hard Drive Crash of 2006

Have you backed up recently? If you were like me about 5 hours ago you would have said “Oh shit, no I haven’t thanks for reminding me! You are a lifesaver. What would I do without you?”

Unfortunately nobody said any such thing to me and my hard drive did a very convincing impression of a bellyflop into a pool of concrete… in other words it crashed and failed to mount. My computer gave me an icon of a folder with a question mark, which when you have a system folder on your computer is extremely frightening.

So, after my initial swearing at god, which I’m sure did little to quench his apparent wrath at my hard drive, I went out and bought an extremely pricey disk drive repair utility in a last ditch attempt to get my files back.

What was on the hard drive in question? Glad you ask. All my digital photographs, mail folders, and a lot of my music.

Why hadn’t I backed up in over a year you ask? Well, that’s an easy one… I am a complete farking idiot.

In the meantime, you will all be glad to hear that Josiah and I are getting together for a recording session tomorrow which I’m sure will lead to exploration of the crash of 2006.

1 reply on “The Big Hard Drive Crash of 2006”

If you're interested, I'll look at the drive for you. I can install it in a machine with a running OS and try to mount it read-only. The best thing you can do is make sure you don't write anything to it at this point, until you've determined how bad things are.

If you're uncomfortable sending it down to FL to a basic stranger, I'd be more than happy to walk you through it over the phone.

I'm not making any promises, but I'd hate to think you gave up before a real geek had a chance to dig in to it.

Looking forward to the new show soon!

Take care and stay cool. My parents tell me it's hot up there too!

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