Anyone else hate technology? LOL
I had a bad weekend myelf, lol. My laptop was getting to be too slow, and when I did google searches, it would go to advertiing sites the first 3 times I click on a link, then on the 4th, it would go to the actual site. Also, it started taking 10+ minutes to start up, as well as shut down. And it's a 2.8GHz system with 512MB RAM and XP Home. So what did I do? Since I had Sun and Mon off, I decided to redo my system Saturday night. I backed my files over to my desktop, on the spare 80GB drive. Then I wiped my system and did a reinstall on my laptop. Then I remembered, I forgot to back up my Microsoft Money. So I lost over 6 years of financial info, lol.
Once I finished installing, I wanted to get online so I could move my files back to the laptop from the desktop. By now it was 3am. I fought and fought, and I could not get the network going. I was pulling my hair. Finally, at 10am, I figured out what I was doing wrong. I have my laptop on the wireless network, with 128-bit encryption. And I know I was typing the password in correctly, you have to type it in twice. It's a 26 character hex string, 0-9 and a-f. I tried, and tried, and still, no connection. Finally, I noticed that I had it on the wrong key. For the encryption, there are 4 keys, and each key has it's own 26 character hex passcode. This way you can change the passcode anytime you want by changing which key to use. Well, in short, it was on the wrong key, thus, no connection.
Now it's 10 am and I want to move my files back over, and I cannot access the D drive on the desktop. I go to the desktop, and still cannot access it. Said that the drive was not formatted, and asked if I wanted to format it. I tried everything I knew, and could not access it. Even putting the drive in another system as a second drive, no access. So all in all, I lost over 10 years worth of music, pictures, data, contact list and email that was backed up from my email client, all my pdf files from my commodities broker, and more. I got so tired of the losing battle, I decided to reformat the drive. I'm thinking of getting another drive to replace it, as I now don't trust the drive. Might get myself a 200G drive. But worst of all, I have to start all over. I reinstalled my Microsoft Money 2006, and entered all the info after last months statement. I had over 6 years of data in the program, and I'm really upset, lol.
Oh wow that sucks! I have had that happen to me also. I always burn a dvd backup now each month just in case. My wifes laptop is runnin terribly slow at the moment to but we dont dare reinstall for fear of lost drivers ect. Its a shame that this stuff doesnt work as easilly as they make it out to be when the sell it to you. I hope you are able to get things back to somewhat normal soon.
ouch...that sucks. computers can be a real headache sometimes. i hope you get it working the way you want soon.
I hate computers, even my own but don't tell my computer that. ;)
If you haven't formatted the hard drive try to take it to someone who can try ot retrieve the data. Youmight also have the informaiton in another place so try doing a search for one or more of the files, might get lucky.
The next best thing to do, if you trust anyone online as far as data stprage is next time download it to an online data storage service that way it is at least there after the hours or days of trying to get your computer running again.
Either that or get a really big hammer so that at least you can relieve the stress of having to deal with it by smashing something.
How do you know?:blink: Your computer already knew that.:tongue: You typed on your computer about it and so it does.:bluelaugh:
Haha, take it from me, dont smash anything glass wise if you have small animals around. I got mad and smashed half my collection of Izze Juice bottles on my patio one night, well uh, not a smart choice when you got chickens around. My mom found glass like 2 weeks later O.O
Anyways, yes, technology is frusterating. I have kinda been through what youve been through. I started getting into graphics and web design, which my family computer couldnt handle, so it crashed, sending all my graphics, templates and years of music down the pooper. I was able to save some graphics, main templates and photos though. Thank god for Grandpas, I got a nice computer with huge hard drive that takes my beating now :D
Sorry to hear about your computer troubles Lonewolfblue.
I used to like technology, but things move so fast now it's difficult to keep up.
As for seeing up a wireless gateway... the trouble I've had with that in the past is unbelieveable :shake:
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