Failed Hard drive.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:43 pm

My PCs Hard drive failed earlier today,
I was planning to transfer all my files including my "Favourites" onto a new PC but the thing went south before I got it done,
So here I am having just finished setting up the new PC with just the vital downloads such as the BBC,RCUNIVERSE, SKYGO oh and RCTANKWARFARE,
Now is the time when I wished I had written down all those passwords :lolno:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 am

Is this code for us mods not to delete viagra spam :think:
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Postby rochesb » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 am

You need a backup device of some sort, preferably two. I don't trust any form of computer storage media, having worked in IT for 40+ years I have seen too many disk drives, computer tapes and removable memory devices fail. I always aim to have 3 copies of my data, on different media devices.
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Postby jarndice » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:15 am

I could have backed everything up But it was never going to happen to me after all the PC was only 12 years old :lolno:
At least I have discovered that Fibre Broadband actually is quite fast and all this time I have been blaming the slow speed on "Talk Talk.
As to Viagra I completely do not understand these advertisment's,
Somebody should tell these shysters that you don't need a prescription anymore and you can buy your little blue pills from Boots or so I am led to believe :haha:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:22 am

Shouldn't that be, "Or so a friend tells me. . ."
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Postby rochesb » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:27 am

A 12 year old PC.... I guess it doesn't owe you anything.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:50 am

I feel your pain, having suffered a similar fate a while ago. I was lucky, the drive still worked, so after a couple of weeks of non stop recovery, I got back most of what I had lost. One trick is to email important files to yourself, that way you can log in to Outlook or whatever and they are still there. Just create an archive folder and they will always be there. :thumbup:
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Postby rochesb » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:11 am

The best answer to a failing hard drive is to have backups. It usually takes a major data loss or paying for expensive data recovery for people to take backups seriously. Backups can be automated so they are less of a chore.
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Postby Eastern Front » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:06 pm

I use an M2 type drive, I have a "real" disk for my back up in my computer, also use an external drive. I backup regularly but I do not create a Std. or differential backup I actual create a system image. The system image is a lot faster to restore than gathering all the differential backups.. Its also a good idea to copy that system image to an external disk,,total 3 backups. I am a CISSP, MCSE etc etc,,yes I am used to seeing Disk failures and loss of data "Other peoples" :D


Viagara, Why?? I see a Bad@$$ car, or a hot lady,,sometimes when the wind blows and BOOM, my stuff is hard like Chinese arithmetics, nope don't understand the blue pill thing.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:16 pm

Eastern Front wrote:Viagara, Why?? I see a Bad@$$ car, or a hot lady,,sometimes when the wind blows and BOOM, my stuff is hard like Chinese arithmetics, nope don't understand the blue pill thing.

Cars and women??? I always thought it was a Tamiya tank that did "it" for you ;)
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Postby Eastern Front » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:42 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Eastern Front wrote:Viagara, Why?? I see a Bad@$$ car, or a hot lady,,sometimes when the wind blows and BOOM, my stuff is hard like Chinese arithmetics, nope don't understand the blue pill thing.

Cars and women??? I always thought it was a Tamiya tank that did "it" for you ;)


LOL, you know me better than most!! Yes, they do,,just didn't want to be too obvious :shh:

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