Thursday, February 11, 2010

Complete Computer Crash...ugh!!

Well, after a day of work, including getting the first assignment of three typed up and ready to email out, my computer crashed. I don't know what happened. First it froze, then I opted to restart it, and instead I got the option screen to load in Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration, etc. No matter what option I chose however, the computer would not load. We tried everything we could think of and I was feeling just desperate enough today to take the EeePC to Best Buy's Geek Squad when we decided to just wipe it and reload with the system recovery disc. Considering that it was an EeePC however, I had no disc drive so we had to pick one up. The computer is loading now so I should be able to attempt to get it running properly tonight, thank goodness, but I've lost everything that had been stored on it. Any webpages, photos, links/favorites, files, scans, homework assignments, etc. that I had saved there are now gone. The good side to all of this is that I've had the EeePC for less than a year, I got it for Mother's Day, and most of what I loaded onto it initially came from my desktop so I should be able to recover a good deal of what was removed. I'm still going to be lost without my favorites and all of the photos I had saved there.

I almost feel like the fates have been yelling in my ear lately since one of the topics over the past month (at least) on Eastman's Online Newsletter has been the subject of "cloud computing"; where you can store and backup your files through an online server. Even Randy Seaver's site has a new post today about Google Docs for this purpose. Now it's time to take a more serious look at that option and others that are similar. There will be more to come on this, I'm sure. In the meantime, if you're interested check out these links:

First I need to get Adaware and Avast set back up on my computer.....


  1. So scary! I'll check to see if there is anything that I sent you or that you sent me that I can send to you once you get things going.

  2. Use a portable harddrive or an inexpensive Microsoft Passport - back EVERYTHING up all the time!