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    Well, almost. I was working on the computer last week and it locked up. I waited a few min for it to find its senses, and then came the dreaded blue screen. An attempt at restarting only produced a disk read error notice. The hard drive was fried.

    I purchased a new hybrid 1T drive and had the local geek squad do the install, OS, and testing. It's back home, but Carbonite is telling me it will take another 2 days to restore all my data - I began the process on Saturday.

    Just letting you all know that I've not been active for a reason. Posting from the phone is ok, but not my preference.
    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 09-30-2013 at 09:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    ...Just letting you all know that I've not been active for a reason...
    Glad to hear that's why. I was thinking you just didn't like us anymore.
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    Good to hear you had it backed up. I think it took about 5 days to restore to my new laptop from carbonite, initial backup on the old one took 32 days to finish.
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    I think I shall go do a backup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    I think I shall go do a backup!

    Enjoy,
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    Woo hoo! Just checked my Carbonite status and I'm at 93% with 6 hours to go! That means the back up will have taken 4 days. Then I can start loading software. I think it's time to get redundant and buy an on site storage device like a network drive. Maybe even do a mirror as well as a data backup?
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    Re: Crash, bang, boom

    Yeah 4 days kills it for me for a restore. Lets hope it goes all the way through


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    Like you, I just returned from the temporary death of my computer.
    I used to use a back-up cloud service (not Carbonite) and dropped it. Belive I will resubscribe once I remember the name of the company.
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