starkers had a major PC issue.... primary OS drive died and took my media files and skin files partitions with it. I can easily replace the media files by re-ripping my CD's, but all my skin files are another story and many may have to be redownloaded if my mate at the PC store can't recover them.... fortunately quite a few are still on my secondary OS, but not all were installed/stored there, so I will have to redownload some if Pat can't retrieve them.
What a shit of a thing to have happen... and just before I could back everything up on the external as well! There were no warning signs (whirring sounds or thrashing, etc), either. Yeah, I got a call from my PC store to say my 500gig SATA drive had come in for my new external case, so I shut down and took off to pick up my new HDD... when I got back I assembled the external, plugged it it and booted up... no go, no OS... the bootmanager was missing... and BIOS wasn't detecting the drive.
Anyhow, I opened up the case, tried reseating the connections, etc... still no go. I then tried several Sata ribbons and power connectors... still no go, so then I tried the 3 other SATA ports on the mobo... still no go. I could only conclude, therefore, my HDD had died, which is a right royal pain in the arse, not only cos it's less than 8 months old, but that I had to pilfer the one from the external case to reinstall my primary OS, meaning I have to get another for my external backups.
Did I mention that I'm totally pissed that this had to happen (losing all my skins and music files) just prior to (like by just a few moments) to having my external ready to back them up!!!! Damn, despite making a backup in my skins folder, I even lost a lot of my Impulse backups as well. Fortunately, however, I had a few but not all archived on my secondary OS so didn't have to redownload all my SD apps.
Effing computers, and I've spent the last 2 days reconfiguring my rig and installing the OS/proggies, etc. Still haven't finished, but I figured a break here for a while was in order, though I will have to get back into it shortly if I want to get it all set up before Monday morning (Oz time), cos I got tradesmen coming to do some work on the place and the power will have to be off for some of it.
As long as it doesn't leave any skidmarks....
Didn't you know, sydney, starker/curried cabbage barks leave no skidmarks.... no undies, either.