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LEXX_Luthor
03-01-2004, 04:10 AM
...I had backed up two weeks ago. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif all 1.3GB

Just a reminder to back up all your valuable stuff.

I use an extra hard drive, and plug it in *only* when backing up stuff. Last year my Power Supply blew up and took my hard drive with it (and mobo and CDROM). Any connected "backup" hard drive could be blown up to, so plug it in only when you need it.



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LEXX_Luthor
03-01-2004, 04:10 AM
...I had backed up two weeks ago. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif all 1.3GB

Just a reminder to back up all your valuable stuff.

I use an extra hard drive, and plug it in *only* when backing up stuff. Last year my Power Supply blew up and took my hard drive with it (and mobo and CDROM). Any connected "backup" hard drive could be blown up to, so plug it in only when you need it.



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robban75
03-01-2004, 04:32 AM
Wheew! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gifWhat a nightmare,, with a happy ending! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif Good thing you were thinking ahead, me I'm too dumb for that! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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bird_brain
03-01-2004, 05:18 AM
Last time I had a crash, I loaded windows on a new hard drive, connected the old one as a slave & retrieved all my files. How does a hard drive "blow"?

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T_O_A_D
03-01-2004, 05:43 AM
Thus the reason to have partitions. C drive for operating system and D drive or what ever for your games. If not partions then seperate drives all together.

Glad ya didn't loos it.

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B16Enk
03-01-2004, 06:04 AM
Partitions won't protect you against a head crash http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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mortoma
03-01-2004, 01:53 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by bird_brain:
Last time I had a crash, I loaded windows on a new hard drive, connected the old one as a slave & retrieved all my files. How does a hard drive "blow"?

Well hard drives can take all sorts of hits that make them bad. I had one a year ago that apparently went down to a power surge/spike. It was a spare D: drive and was no longer visible to either Bios or the OS!!! Thank god it was not my main C: drive!! But it did have thousands of beloved Mp3s on it and I had no other back up of them. I paid $70.00 for a professional software program that allows you to retrieve lost data.
The software was able to "see" the drive somehow. It was not user friendly but I was eventually able to understand it well enough to recover everything on the drive, with zero loss. It was well worth it, it was called "GetDataBack". My version was only good for Fat32 though. You had to buy a separate program for NTFS. I also lost an IBM hard drive once. Something screwed up and I could no longer boot into Windows. And it wasn't a virus either. I could not rebuild the Boot Sector to save my life, so I bought a new drive and reinstalled windows on the new one. All the data was there and I still have the data on that drive to this day.

DONB3397
03-01-2004, 02:09 PM
Congratulations on avoiding a serious loss. Like a lot of ppl here, I have separate drives, one dedicated to sims. But this kind of problem could take down both drives(shiver).

I back up all skins and missions, patches, etc. on CDs. To reload from this base would be a big job.

I'd be interested in hearing how folks on the forum are addressing this. With a portable hard drive like Lexx, or some other method? Is there a decent software program for our kind of graphic data (I also make DVDs)? Ideas?

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GT182
03-01-2004, 02:17 PM
Like LEXX_Luthor says, use an external USB connected HD and keep it unplugged when not saving files. It's the only way to stay safe.... But make sure you virus scan those files first. You never know. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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mortoma
03-01-2004, 02:45 PM
Also I can't stress enough how important it is to have a UPS or a very good surge supression type of device. Power surges and spikes through your household current can be deadly to hard drives. Not to mention your PC power supply and therefore your mobo and really just about everything else!!!
After all to kill a hard drive the power spike has to pass through your P.S. to your drive.

adlabs6
03-01-2004, 04:54 PM
After having suffered total harddrive loss, meaning it won't power on even as a slave (partitions don't save you here) I am a fan of either separate HDD's for backups, or as now, CD-R's, incase I must open the files on another PC.

Glad you didn't lose your stuff Lexx.

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