|Whyy (whyy) wrote,|
@ 2008-09-10 01:33:00
We had a really good storm a couple of days ago. Remnents from Gustov I think.
I had gone out to get some dinner and when I came back my PC (always on, major UPS/surge supressor) had error messages all over the screen.
It looked like a virus had just gone nuts. Ran the Anit-virus, and anti-malware, and anti-spyware and several other programs and nothing showed up.
No problems encountered, hummmm?
I decided to let it set for a bit to see if any errors would resurface. One hour on and still no problems.
Ok. I decided it was safe and clicked on a program. No idea what it was but bam error messages popping like fireworks. then BSoD.
First one that I had on that machine in months. The system does it thing and restarts. and instead of a windows boot I get.
"DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"
Hmm, well ain't that cute. Here HP installed windows XP on the PC and made a recovery partition (on the same drive) and I can';t get to it because the disk won't boot.
No floppy so the system would not make a recovery floppy disk set. And it appears that I waited just a bit to long to make that recovery CD I had been working on.
So until I get that PC back up and running, I will be on one of my backups. That means I may forget to go read my mail on the web. I think I have most of the email addresses i need but...
If you need me you can
2. send an email (no promises)
3. make a comment to this and I'll try to get back to you.
Hope this reminds you all to make the backups that you keep thinking about but never do.
With just under 4 Terabytes of storage I could have easily backed everything up to multiple drives. but didn't. so.
Make your backups and keep making them.