Friday, January 23, 2009

My Computer Crashed!

My computer crashed yesterday and I am devastated! I did not have all of my photos backed up and we are hoping to find someone to recover them. (The Geek Squad at Best Buy did not come through.) I will have sporadic access to my hubby's computer and it looks like I might need to get a new one. I hope to be back and running next week! Don't forget about me!

28 comments:

Lynne said...

Never forget you Shelley!
Good luck with the computer issues.

Kallen305 said...

Good luck with the computer! We could never forget about you!

Dorothy said...

That's awful, Shelley! I hope you can get you pictures back! I lost a lot of mine a while back, and still miss them. We can't forget a nice girl like you!

Knatolee said...

Oh what a nightmare. I just finished backing up my photos the other day, funnily enough. I can imagine how awful it was for you to lose them,and I really really hope someone can get them back for you. FIngers crossed!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So sorry Shelley. I hope you can find someone who can retrieve your pictures. We have everything of ours backed up on an external drive. There are also sites online which will store your photos --as a back-up.

We'll miss you.. Hurry back.
Hugs,
Betsy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Sure will miss you! Good Luck with the computer mess! I'll be checking back daily to see if when you return!
Beth

troutbirder said...

What a total bummer. Mine got blasted a few years ago by a lightening bolt along with the dish, microwave, TV etc.

Mildred said...

So sorry for the loss and I wish you luck. I'll keep checking back for your return.

Ms. ~K said...

My hubby backed me up this week...
I will now go thank him again!!!
I'll be right here waiting for you and your amazing photos,
K

Leedra said...

We will never forget you....we are waiting on the loons this summer! There is software out there to recover photos, but that may just be from memory cards when they mess up.

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Dave said...

Good Luck! I having similar issues at home.

Mary said...

OH, no...every photographer's nightmare! I'm going to back up my photos the minute I send this. Hope you recover some of them.

Eve said...

Oh Shelley....this is not good. I'm hoping that you can recover your photos. We'll be waiting to hear good news.

Deborah Godin said...

We'll be here!! Hope you find a good geek, you always hear that nothing is ever truly lost on a computer...maybe you need some retired CSI type...!!

Deb said...

This has happened to me before too Shelley!! I spent a few hours last weekend backing up photos - always thinking it may happen again! Hope you can retrieve your pics.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Bad news for all of us. It is a lesson for the photographer to back up their photos.

Gardener's Garden said...

Shelley I'm really sorry to hear about your problems and we'll all miss you and Bob and the gang. I know you'll be up in no time!

Jessica said...

I am so sorry Shelley! We just went through this ourselves. It was weeks of major work to recover our hard drive but we were finally successful. I hope you can recover your photos as well. I know exactly how you feel. I learned a lesson and have since been backing up my photos. They are too precious to lose. I'm really hoping you get them back!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

How could I forget about you?Hope you can retrieve those pictures.This reminds me that I need to back up some more pics.
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

We'll be right here waiting for you, Shelley! I'm sorry about that - you can never back up often enough but we all get too comfy, don't we? Bummer!

Daisy said...

Oh no! I hope you get things up and running again and that you haven't lost your files. Oh dear.

Don't worry, we all will be here when you get back. Good luck to you!

Andy said...

Bummer!

Recovering data on a crashed HDD can be expensive.

Horse out of the barn so to speak but when you are up and running again. I use this backup plan.

1) External drive for immediate backup
2) Burn to a CD or DVD disk

*Sidenote on cd/dvd, due to the varied makeup and manufacturing QA burning three copies is best.

One copy is a Master, another is a Safety and the last is your Working copy.

The master and safety are stored while if needed the working copy is the disk you work from.

Overkill? Depending on your photos, one can never be to careful.

I hope goes well for you.

Natural Moments said...

Sorry to hear about your photos and computer. There must be something in the atmosphere. My camera just died on me too, so I will be having to purchase a new one too.

Jayne said...

Oh (((Shelley)))! I do hope they can retrieve your photos for you, and of course we won't forget you!

hillgrandmom said...

I know just how you feel! I t must feel awful to have lost so much data.Luck with your photo retrieval.

Sandy said...

Can you try your disc and try a repair. My husband did that with mine and I didn't lose the photos. You know, your installation discs...

it worked...if you need help you could email me and my husband could talk you through it....

I thought everything would be lost

Tina said...

Oh that's horrible, I'm so sorry...must be the time of year...hubby's computer crashed last Wed..but fortunately for him he backs up onto his zip drives. Still we might be looking at having to get a new one for him...I'm pushing a Mac but he is a hardheaded pc lover!! lol
Good luck on getting your pics back and how could we forget about you..hope to hear from you soon!

BirdingMaine said...

Sorry to hear about your computer crash Shelley. Hope you can recover your data.

Something to think about when you get your next computer. I use an external 1 terabyte hard drive to save photos only. Every month, I burn my photos from the past month onto DVD's. These DVD's are kept in a fire safe.

This is the safest way I know how to keep my photos from succoming to the crash.

Good luck!