Saturday, April 22, 2006

Hard disk heaven

Our laptop has died. The tragedy has been compunded my the loss of all nearly our digital photos from our recent trip to Turkey, Egypt and Bangladesh. Luckily all our wedding pics have been backed up on disk - but let this be a lesson to you all - back up data - NOW and regularly thereafter. If anyone has a record of our visits to these places, can you please give us copies for our album.


Anonymous a brother said...

Salaam, bro.
Even if your laptop has died, there's some chance that the HDD on the laptop is still functional. If you have photos/documents that you'd really like back, you can try talking to some PC World-esque store for them to give this a try. Alternatively, if you can get access to another laptop of a similar brand and make, you can try just unscrewing your HDD off and trying it on the other laptop (your manual should have clear, easy-to-follow instructions). Wallahu a'lam.

6:13 pm  
Blogger tails of a mad cow said...

oh my gosh i feel so sad for u.

i have pics of dahab, and sylhet.

hopefully you can salvage it though...

12:28 am  
Blogger Pink said...

OH NO that's awful!!

one of our friends (giddyA actually) almost lost her dissertation stuff coz of pc crash, bt she got it fixed at pc casualty & they managed ot restore her files - dont give up on it yet...

for next time - make sure u use partition magic & store photos &impt stuff on D... and make a flickr or photobucket account to store all ur pics.

good thing u guys blogged a bit - at least u saved some of ur good photos!

inshaAllah hope it gets sorted...

1:42 pm  
Blogger mad as a cambridge bicycle said...

oh no!

6:48 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take the laptop to your office IT people - they may be able to rescue things.

Still no cakes!!!!!

4:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should be able to retrieve the files relatively easily, providing no fire or smoke was involved in the death.

10:45 pm  
Blogger tails of a mad cow said...

did u manage to get them back?

9:18 am  
Blogger Mr. C said...

There is life after death. The soul survived (we managed to retrieve the information) but the body died (hard disk needs changing). We're just waiting for HP to sort the last bit out as its still under warranty. I'll post the pics as soon as i can.

10:18 am  
Blogger tails of a mad cow said...

That's nice of them. Can they also sort out the scratches that mrs C got all it?

5:38 pm  
Anonymous Iden said...

I have a laptop that's not being used anymore.

6:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes 'All be warned!' The evils of not backing up - I thought I was immune since my laptop was only a few months old but it still died on me. Alhamdulillah got it fixed but still lost a lot of work although none was v.important stuff Alhamdulillah.

People you should back up at least once a week if not a month - if you cant bothered, youll know what Im talking about if your misfortunate enough to have it happen to you.

But alternatively if your computer has a minor breakdown as long as theres no fault with the motherboard(i think - not good with computers:s ) you should save your important work on the D Drive* or a drive that is seperate to the Main drive that your Programs are on (usually C) then you will be able to retreive the info in most cases that computer 'dies'.

*This is when You get the drives in your computer partioned so they are completly seperate.

I sound like I know what Im talking about but I dont really :)

4:41 pm  

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