My hard disk died

@Bionicman (3967)
Czech Republic
April 29, 2009 3:42pm CST
It makes me rage. I didn't do back up for a long time and now I've lost 120GB. All the stuff for work, personal photos and videos...everything is gone. I don't care for all the programs and movies or things I can get from the internet but I've lost some files that cannot be replaced. The worst thing is that I kinda saw it coming because I was thinking I should do the back up just the other way. It's so frustrating I smashed the keyboard into pieces. Has this ever happened to you?
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@gloamglozer (1285)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
This happened to me once with my USB. It had all my school work on it and I never backed up any copies to the school computers because I wouldn't be able to access them at home. Needless to say, disaster struck and I lost all my work on the USB and my assignments were due in the next week after that. Hate it when that happens and sorry for your loss bro.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
I feel sorry for you. It happened to me too just recently. Though it's not as high as 120gb. Only 40gb but still it has all the files i'm preserving so much. I lost all my 20gb of metal music i earned for years way back when i was still using a dial up. The worst part, i lost all the photos of me and my former girlfriend. I never had the chance to back things up though i was planning to burn them on dvd but it was too late. I don't know what went wrong but i think it's this stupid cpu with weak power supply.
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@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
30 Apr 09
Sorry to hear you lost photos of your former gf. At least I did a backup for the music (25GB) when I transferred it on the other computer.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
Well here i am downloading all of them all over again. It's crazy you know. And now i got a lot of DVDs piled up in my room. Sometimes i'm losing my enthusiasm to listen to music because of the loss.
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@wickee (47)
• Finland
30 Apr 09
I do backups of important files like photos periodically. I've got no hardware crashes yet but NTFS partition on my USB flash drive got broken once and I lose 95% complete documentation translation for an application of GNOME project. I was able to restore 37% of it and I had to do most of the work again.
• India
30 Apr 09
i have hitachi HDD 7 years passed but it still work so i dont know....
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@dmrone (751)
• United States
29 Apr 09
Oh yes. This has happened to me and i was so angry i wanted to throw the whole computer out the window, or bust it apart with a hammer. It is so annoying when this happens. I lost alot of family photos that luckily other members had copies of and i was able to get some of them back.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
30 Apr 09
i never had a crash in my hard disk...i protect my system with two anti virus programs....so never had a chance of crashing ....
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
30 Apr 09
It's technical thing. Antivirus can't save you from that unfortunately
30 Apr 09
Yeah I have had the same problem. The movies and pictures did not matter to me, though I still have not forgot since around 6 years ago, I lost my University major project. I was in tears, not that the grade of the project was all that great, though the work I put into researching, typing it up and so on, made me all more frustrated. It was some virus and trojans that infected the hard drive though those days are behind me.
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
Yes,it happened to me just recently. But my story was this, my computer was on Linux system this is at the office. Our bosses change the system back to Windows, they reformat my hard disk , all of my pictures were saved on the desktop of Linux, so when it was reformat it was deleted. They cannot retrieve the picture. I want to kill my boss honestly because graduation pictures of my younger brother is included on the pictures that were not retrieved. At the moment I found out about it, I became weak and I cried. My problem now is how to say the bad news to my brother.
@qiao522 (449)
• China
30 Apr 09
It happened a year ago, but I have nothing to worry about cause it had been used for 7 yrs. It's old and useless. Sorry about your bad luck. Hope everything will be fine soon. Good luck this time.
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
my hard disk is functioning something wrong..sometimes if function well..sometimes it is not good..but most of the time it will always brings defect and good we have a technician who could do alternatives on it..anyway i am saving back -up over online thru my email..what's the worst thing that ever happen is that i forgot my password i couldn't still remember it until now.