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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:28
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:59
I'm far removed from a noob
Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:17
Just hi-jacking slightly. Why does your website, on the front page, still have talk of upgrading the IE6 then?
I have the excat same problem happening to my Steam drive. Luckily it is not critical (games can be redownloaded). Also luckily I have a spare hard drive to use Steam on.
Problems with the old steam drive:
- Sometimes BIOS struggled to detect and recognise the drive. Taking 10 minutes to complete a simple POST that usually takes a few seconds).
- Thinking it's due to heat, i monitored temps. No can't be temps otherwise my other drives would have failed.
- Tried booting only with this HDD. Sometimes sucess, somtimes fail.
Finally figured out that the drive is simply corrupted and have incured many CRC errors which can be fixed by formatting the drive and start afresh. I installed HDtune and it confirmed my suspicions.
To get my save games off it, I try to do a "Check disk for errors" in windows. Moderately sucessful. But work is in progress.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 19:29
Posted 17 December 2012 - 21:37
I'm a small computer business owner so I'm far removed from a noob as I've been doing tech work for 20 years now.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 21:42
Posted 17 December 2012 - 21:50
Wow, you created an account just to pipe up about how good you seem to be with your backups? How incredibly sad and big-headed you must be.
Explain to me why someone who makes such claims, still doesn't understand that all hard drives will eventually fail and that backups are recommended? I work in the IT longer than you claim to run your business and it's that experience that encouraged me to have two backups of all my date internally on two hard drives, an extra archive backup of all deleted or changed data, plus two extra copies on two different drives stored in fireproof safe and additional copies of the most important data like family photos on DVD and Blu-Ray, with additional protection like QuickPar and Dvdisaster and if it wasn't for the fact that I don't trust third parties and that I have a slow internet connection, I would have additional backups online. Are you sure that you are who you claim to be?
Posted 18 December 2012 - 15:26