I should've prepared for it, but didn't! This morning, while surfing the net, the power went out without warning. It came back on around 15 minutes later, but sadly my computer didn't! It was telling me something couldn't be recovered so insert your original Windows disk.......which incidentally didn't come supplied with my computer. I vaguely remembered that I was supposed to have some backup disks to recover stuff, but I'll spare you all the longwinded details on how long it took me to contact my computer manufacturer to get some answers and then ended up having basically figure it out for myself.......grr!
The bad news is that I lost everything on my C Drive, all my Favourites, everything in my email box, all the software that I've installed since I bought this computer...so I've spent all day trying to get it in a useable condition again.
The good news is that I have a partitioned hard drive on which I have stored all my documents and photos (whew!), so it hasn't been a total catastrophe! I also did have my Favourites and email address book saved when I changed computers, which was 2 years ago.......I still haven't figured out how to import the address book though.
I had been seriously thinking of buying a decent program that will back up information on a daily basis, but hadn't found an appropriate one yet...Duh! If anyone knows of one, can you PLEASE let me know the name of it, I don't want to have to do this ever again!
BTW, if I am in regular email contact with anyone reading my blog, can you please send me an email just so I can save your email addy in my address book again!
I'm off to bed now.....I'm so sick of looking at this computer screen! Byee!