Hard Drive Unrecoverable. Really.

They did their best, but it was not to be. At least a year and a half of poetry, personal fiction, intensive databases hundreds of entries long, photos, and web design work gone. I am physically feeling ill over this–have had a headache and nausea ever since I got the news this morning.

I do have an older hard drive from June 2010 to hopefully pull data off of, so maybe I can rebuild using that. But I did a lot of work in the latter half of 2010 and through 2011. I don’t know if I’ll even remember how to create some of it again. I need a brick wall to bash my head against repeatedly–this is just another thing on top of all the other crap that has happened. Medical bills, plumbing repairs, more medical bills, other computer repair bills, and now this.

And I’m likely going to have to get another computer–mainly because we don’t need to throw any more money down the drain on a computer that might not last much longer anyway. Again, need brick wall.

I haz a giant sad, only mitigated by the fact that my novel is safe. Feels like suspiciously small comfort in the midst of all this.

3 thoughts on “Hard Drive Unrecoverable. Really.”

  1. Oh man, I am so sorry. As someone who practically has her SOUL uploaded to the net and my computer, I know exactly what you are feeling. I learned the lessons of backing data up years before on my first computer where I lost the earliest draft of my novel, old web designs, and hundreds of pictures.

    It’s so unfortunate they couldn’t recover anything, I hate that you lost actual writing. Creative pieces you made–writing–gone. That is worse than losing programs or web crap because it is unique. Made once and no more. =\

    After I lost the original draft of my novel (this is like 2001/02), I stopped writing for about a year and a half.

    Thank GOD you at least have your novel safe, and your old HD which yes, hopefully you can pull some stuff off of.

    Good luck. This too shall pass, however unfortunate.


  2. *hugs* Thank you for the comment, Tiffany 🙂 I am very glad that my novel is safe (on two flash drives, no less!), and perhaps, maybe, just possibly, I can recreate what has been lost. Knowing how scatterbrained my memory can act sometimes, though, I worry. :/

    I’m going to get an external hard drive to back up to, as well…hopefully I can find one that’s reputable and can do automatic continuous backup. 🙂

    1. I would try Clickfree. I have it and it’s awesome. Very smart backup item. It just plugs in and goes about its business automatically, knowing what was already on there, and what’s new and it has to back up.


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