Well the past two weeks have been a trying time for me. Came back from vacation and had my main computer pack up on me. Good old windows. I nearly pulled the trigger on getting a Mac but did not want to shell out for it right now. So after messing for the first week with all sorts of "recovery" programs, I capitulated and took it into the guys i bought it from. Figured they would have a few more diagnostic programs than me.
Even though i had backups i did not want to reinstall for a multitude of reasons. So i let them have it for the week, they were hung up with all the back to school work. So then they call me Thursday and say nah after trying everything they cannot repair it. Will have to wipe. Now I had to pay $70 up front for these diagnostics and was very upset when they said its a wipe.
So i decided not to go ahead and collected the machine.
Then i got down and dirty and hung some umbilical cords to this machine from an old one and got into command prompt and recalled my Dos days.
Few hours later after using disk doctor to find a file and doing an Xcopy and a few other things I had recovered my all important files. Then i decided ok now lets do the final stage and ran chdsk in repair mode.
Voila, fixed the whole mess up. So much for all the Windows recovery and repair operating system programs and so much for the supposed tech guys.
Well I am only too happy to be back. Lots and lots of catching up to do.
Hey I am so proud that at 52 I can still fix things that 23 year techs cannot do. Teach them young uns a lesson or two Eh!
Cheers . Great weekend to all.