Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Computer Woes

Our desktop computer has decided to take a vacation of undetermined length. It seems to be stuck in hybernation mode. The little green power light keeps flickering, it won't respond to any attempts to wake it up. Even turning it off and on just results in it continuing to flicker once turned back on.

Our old Dell is a few years old, ancient in computer years. The sad part is that even if we replace it, if the repair guys can't pull the data off this one, we could loose a lot. Stupidly we didn't have a backup. We didn't think we needed one on the family computer. We did. All of Z's pics, my writing, lots of things of import are on that hard drive.

I have my flash drive with what I'm working on now, but it would be horrible to loose copies of my published books, the original manuscripts, etc. Worst of all, the pics of Z since he was born. We've kept up his baby book, but not kept up with hard copies of pics in photo albums.

All I can say folks is cross your fingers we can fix this puppy and spring for a backup.


Molly Daniels said...

I know that's heartbreaking, losing pictures. I just went to you FB site and you've still got access to the later pics, as well as the ones you posted on blogger last year.

Crossing my fingers the pics can be retrieved. Did you email any to family and friends? They might be in your sent mail, or those you sent photos to might have them on their PC:)

Sandra Cox said...

Fingers crossed Jae. That's scary.
Did you get my email?
I can send you an e so you can make an informed decision, but I don't see any problems.
Thanks for thinking of me.

Anny Cook said...

That's sad. I have everything on my computer on a flash drive (two or three copies actually).

Learned that lesson a very long time ago.

Mia Watts said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry! I think I'm most ill over the loss of Z's pictures. :(