Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Meltdown

My drawing flow has been temporarily disrupted by more computer problems sent from the gods to test my sanity .... again.  Windows Vista has decreed that it no longer wishes to function on my PC and has decided to go AWOL.  Unfortunately, I have not kept my data back-up routine up to date and so have had to send the offending article off for a data recovery operation which may, or may not be successful.  I'm trying to stay positive even though I'm very, very pee'd off about it, not so much about the possible data and program loss but about the fact that it happened in the first place. 

I'm always very careful on my computer and have good anti-virus protection and yet, I'm told, this sort of thing can happen out of the blue. Windows files, apparently, can just get corrupted and permanently jam up the whole system....just like that.  In the blink of an eye all the precious stuff you have painstakingly installed and uploaded over some considerable time, and not sufficiently backed up, can be gone.  Be warned folks, Be warned!

Anyway, I'm using an old laptop at the moment so I can continue using email and the Internet....and the printer/scanner too.  I also have many of my photos and drawings on other devices so it's not so bad.  Worse things can happen, can't they?  I still have my pencils and paper.... now they can't disappear into the great unknown, can they?  I Will Survive!

        

6 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

One word, Janet: MAC.

Dors said...

I have been there done that. I sympathise with you Janet. I hope you get it fixed and not lose all your data.
I do a back up every night now on an external hard drive. even then we don't back up everything.

Yes we will always have our pencils and paper.
Hope all goes well for you.

Bev said...

Oh I do feel for you Janet, these infernal machines can try your patience. BUT....you have motivated me to go and backup all my art.....I couldnt bear to loose that. So thanks for the warning.

Felicity said...

Oh no, I do hope you get it sorted and without too much trouble! Hope you get lots of drawings done in the meantime though!

Janet Pantry said...

Thank you all for your support and understanding. I miss my PC, boo hoo! This laptop is sloooow......

And Katherine, yes, others have mentioned that word too! Hmmm...

I have a drawing on the bubble and ready to show very soon.

Carolina said...

I'm sorry to know that, Janet! I hope everything resolves without much data loss...

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