Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Holy scary, Batman

My computer died on Monday morning.

Well, not DIED, as it turns out. But it apparently got a virus that took it down pretty hard.

At first, the guy thought my hard drive might have blown--and the thought of losing everything on my HD, including ALL OF MY MASTERS WORK--had me panicked. (No, I didn't back it up on an external hard drive....which will change, let me tell you.) If it HAD been the HD, he was "pretty sure" he could recover "at least some" of my documents. Gaaahhhh!!

However, it was just a virus--I shouldn't say "just," because it also wiped me out, but apparently it's relatively easy to recover the contents of a HD when it's a virus as opposed to a problem with the HD itself. (I don't really know--he was using lots of computer talk, and I was nodding and saying, "Yes, I'm familiar with the FRT 2.0 program," or "Yes, those 4.4875 gigs ARE fantastic, aren't they?"

I was going through WITHDRAWAL, let me tell you.

6 comments:

Anna said...

Thank God you're back!
That didn't take very long.
Did he recover your HD stuff?
Didn't you watch the SATC episode where Carrie learned the valuable lesson to always back up her stuff? Live and learn, live & learn...

Jen said...

I've been thinking about that episode for the last 2 days, LOL.

Yeah, everything was recovered. I totally lucked out.

Jen said...

PS--the computer guys got a kick out of my New Kids wallpaper. They were teasing me about it when I picked up the laptop today. One of them called out from the back room, "Is that the girl who likes the Backstreet Boys?" and another one was like "Dude, it's New Kids on the Block" and the first guy was like "How do you even KNOW that, man?" It was funny.

Anna said...

That's so lucky! I'm glad you were able to have it all recovered. And now you have it all safe on a nice back up disk. Good stuff.

LOL at the NKOTB conversation!

Anna said...

That's so lucky! I'm glad you were able to have it all recovered. And now you have it all safe on a nice back up disk. Good stuff.

LOL at the NKOTB conversation!

Jen said...

It's not backed up YET...

i'm gettin on that though