Author Topic: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.  (Read 1562 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline aurelia

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 588
Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« on: February 27, 2007, 03:21:35 PM »
Saturday I had a good day. I took my daughter to get her ears pierced for her birthday. I picked up my new kitty from the shelter. I found a lot of great downloads. The kids were good. I didn't have to cook dinner.

So much for having a good day  >:(

Sunday morning I woke up, made coffee and went to check my mail.

"windows explorer has stopped working...checking to find problem"

huh? worked fine last night

again: "windows explorer has stopped working...checking to find problem"

over and over and over and over. I took the pc to Best Buy, where I got it. Hour and a half later, after finding my hard drive blew up, and I lost everything that I've done in the last 2 weeks, I need to get a new pc. They are out of the one I got. However, after some haggling I got $100 knocked off the next step up pc. fine, costs me a bit extra but i get a massively bigger hard drive and better processor...

Not one in the store!
They call around and have to order one shipped from another store...it might be here Friday. This is after the transaction I did for the first one seemed to have been lost in the system...until my hub about blew a gasket. I told him to go find me a Siouxisie and the Banshees cd without telling him how to spell it (kept him busy) and I got them to find the stupid receipt and finish the whole mess.

The computer guys were very nice, I will say, and I am getting the better pc for like $75 under cost.

But I am gonna cry. My sims game is gone, all my new buildings I made, all of it. At least I have up until 2 weeks ago on disc, I can start over, and i can download what I lost pretty much on this pc and burn it to disc to transfer...but still, why why why!!!!!!!!!!!

so sorry, too, Fr Chris, no updates, I lost the pics before I got to send them...I'll have to retake them.  Which is ok, because I found a new candle thing for Saints Preserve Us Church....


Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,330
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 03:36:15 PM »
i hate it when that happens!!!!

Months ago, some &%^* guy hacked into our computer and reset it deleting everything, all our photos, videos, and important documents.

If I ever find out who that person is, God help me. >:(
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline FrChris

  • The Rodney Dangerfield of OC.net
  • Site Supporter
  • Taxiarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,252
  • Holy Father Patrick, thank you for your help!
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 03:36:43 PM »

so sorry, too, Fr Chris, no updates, I lost the pics before I got to send them...I'll have to retake them.  Which is ok, because I found a new candle thing for Saints Preserve Us Church....


Aurelia, paidi mou, there's nothing to apologise for...this cross God gives you is for your own salvation. Somehow, this will help you and/or your family, and in this I rejoice!

SimFrChris can wait, for nothing else matters but our salvation which we work out in fear and trembling.
"As the sparrow flees from a hawk, so the man seeking humility flees from an argument". St John Climacus

Offline ozgeorge

  • I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
  • Hoplitarches
  • *************
  • Posts: 16,383
  • My plans for retirement.
    • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 03:43:37 PM »
We were much happier without this new fangled technology anyway.
"The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I likes it!" (Grampa Simpson)
If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.

Offline aurelia

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 588
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 04:07:56 PM »
It's ok, I'll live.  I'm just going to go organize my files and do my laundry. I'm just very glad i didn't have any new family pics or anything on it!!!!!

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,620
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007, 12:48:27 AM »
i'll be the first to say it. 

You should have gotten a MAC!!!!! 

they're amazing and practically garanteed to never crash. 
I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that

Offline minasoliman

  • Mr., Sir, Dude, Guy, Male, tr. Minas in Greek, Menes in white people Egyptologists :-P
  • Section Moderator
  • Toumarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,330
  • Strengthen O Lord the work of Your hands(Is 19:25)
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007, 01:36:03 AM »
i'll be the first to say it. 

You should have gotten a MAC!!!!! 

they're amazing and practically garanteed to never crash. 

It's funny you say this.  I have a four-year old PC, and am planning to buy a Mac this summer.  Well, just last month, my PC decided to die on me, and it just so happened that I had un-fixable bad sectors in my hard drive (basically permanently damaged).  I was lucky to save my information, but man, such inconvenience.  It's like my PC knew that I was going to leave her, so she gives me a rough time.

I spent 100 bucks fixing her, but I hope nothing more.
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,234
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2007, 12:25:20 PM »
i'll be the first to say it. 

You should have gotten a MAC!!!!! 

they're amazing and practically garanteed to never crash. 

Oh?  The Mac i work on crashes all the time - scares the tar out of me.
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,620
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2007, 09:48:55 AM »
That's cuz it doesn't like you.   :P



I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that

Offline Fr. George

  • formerly "Cleveland"
  • Administrator
  • Stratopedarches
  • *******
  • Posts: 20,234
  • May the Lord bless you and keep you always!
  • Faith: Orthodox Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2007, 10:06:52 AM »
That's cuz it doesn't like you.   :P

What?  Computers love me! (as the internet crashes on me....)
"O Cross of Christ, all-holy, thrice-blessed, and life-giving, instrument of the mystical rites of Zion, the holy Altar for the service of our Great Archpriest, the blessing - the weapon - the strength of priests, our pride, our consolation, the light in our hearts, our mind, and our steps"
Met. Meletios of Nikopolis & Preveza, from his ordination.

Offline serb1389

  • Lord, remember me when you come into your Kingdom!
  • Global Moderator
  • Merarches
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,620
  • Michał Kalina's biggest fan
Re: Brand new pc....hard drive died...I am going to cry.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2007, 11:52:17 PM »
What?  Computers love me! (as the internet crashes on me....)

Let's not talk about it.  I finally got back on.  thank God for neighbors.  What an act of almsgiving huh?  Probobly at least 100 points in St. Peter's books. 
I got nothing.
I forgot the maps
March 27th and May 30th 2010 were my Ordination dates, please forgive everything before that