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Thread: Sorry Guys, But....

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Bafford's manor

    Sorry Guys, But....

    Sorry to those of you looking forward to my fm, My HD screwed up on me and I lost all my progress on the mission, Not to mention all my models,Music,Sfxs....Ect, In short I lost EVERYTHING

    But as soon as I cool down, I might start over

  2. #2
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    Oh dear. Some taffers will never learn though. You never heard of a CD writer? If you don't back your stuff up, you have only yourself to blame. I'm sorry you lost all your stuff. If it was me, i'd probably break down and cry like a girly.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Bafford's manor
    Its always " I'll do it tomorrow " But this time tomorrow didn't come.

  4. #4
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Dragonsreach
    I bought a 1GB thumb drive that I keep backups of all my missions on now, it's alot easier than burning CDs...

  5. #5
    Vertical Contest Winner 2009
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: The Great White North
    copying to my d drive for safer keeping, this kind of freaked me out a bit, sorry about losing it, but it always seems quicker and better looking on that rebuild.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros
    I bought a 1GB thumb drive that I keep backups of all my missions on now, it's alot easier than burning CDs...
    Those things are really small. We might see a Yandros thread later, on how he lost his work due to losing his little ram stick!

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Bafford's manor
    With all the Music,Sounds,Textures,mission files and especially custom Models I had about 2 or 3 gigs of stuff, which took me over a year to compile. Theres a new found feeling of sickness now when I think of dromed, I Hate to say it my friends, but I think this did it, Im done with dromed and thief.

    I take my leave now from this place, Farewell my friends.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    You can't blame Dromed for this one. Why must some of you leave things until it's too late?

    Keep the hard drive eh? Maybe it's worth getting the data recovered by a specialist?

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: Full on Kevel's mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros
    I bought a 1GB thumb drive that I keep backups of all my missions on now, it's alot easier than burning CDs...
    Amen, they are a handy investment.

  10. #10
    BANNED
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: The shadow
    Keep the hard drive eh? Maybe it's worth getting the data recovered by a specialist?
    That's true, some computer techs can retrieve data from broken HD's so dont throw it away, check with the computer repair shops in your area-all may not be lost!

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2002
    Location: Ames, IA, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros
    I bought a 1GB thumb drive that I keep backups of all my missions on now, it's alot easier than burning CDs...
    True, but if you have cats, don't leave it on your desk.

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: UK, Suffolk
    I have found it easier to keep my backup code on an all in 1 card reader. I have a 512mb SD card and a 256mb CF card in the reader. Its about the size of a credit card but the thickness of a medium sized novel. Much harder to lose but still about the size that can be put in a pocket. I also have a 2 1/2" enclosure for a laptop harddrive, however as yet no hard drive to go in it, pity as i could backup so much more onto it.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2003
    Location: Nampa, Idaho
    Active Undelete ($39) or File Recover ($29) may be worth the money, if you've put all that money into the mission.

    I've lost so much stuff due to procrastination that now I'm paranoid, and keep multiple copies, including using web space to store back-ups.

    Ricebug

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    The webspace thing is an excellent idea, especially if you have no other option.

  15. #15
    BANNED
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: The shadow
    True, but if you have cats, don't leave it on your desk.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Keep the hard drive eh? Maybe it's worth getting the data recovered by a specialist
    I did something very silly when I was very new to computering and buggered up the connectors on the back of the drive (don't ask it's very long and embarresing) anyway I kept the thing and my mate had an identical drive which had developed some very bad sector errors and he was going to bin it, I spent an afternoon swapping the discy things and to my surprise it worked...I still use it as a backup today.
    If your going to bung it out its worth having a go believe me...just make lots of notes where everything goes or even take some digital photo's.
    Just DON'T LEAVE US THIS WAY

  17. #17
    BANNED
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: The shadow
    I dont have much money, but I'd be glad to contribute to a 'save the hard drive fund' if money is an issue.

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2004
    Location: Marlborough,England.
    Rummaging about at majorgeeks.com under data recovery, there are a number of free programmes dealing with that issue..worth a peek

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2005
    Location: Bafford's manor
    Thanks for all your help guys, but when I said the HD screwed up, I guess what I meant to say was, work I was doing on the HD screwed up, I had saved everything I wanted to keep on a separate disk partition, which to my knowledge would register as a diffenent drive letter E:\ or the like, and then formated the main partition, but to my surprise and dismay it formated the entire hard drive. I guess dos registers it different.
    In short, 'I' accidently deleted all my stuff.

    And to make Sluggs feel better I'm not blaming Dromed for this,( as I seemed to have implied earlier ) This just made me sick, And as we all know full well dromed has its drawbacks and bugs, that tend to get on our nerves quite often, That, coupled with the engine being out of date, And most of the art and models we make have to be downgraded in order to be compatible with the engine, it Just kinda takes my zeal to start anew away.

    But Thief if one of those games you just can't quit for good, you always seem to come back. So maybe somday the zeal for getting My mission done, will return.

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2003
    Location: Nampa, Idaho

    Still Not Too Late

    You can still recover the data as long as you don't re-install anything onto the drive. Slave it to another drive and grab one of those recovery programs.

    Ricebug

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Recovering from an accidentally format or deleted partition is very easy to do so long as you haven't written anything to the disk.
    Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for what happened to my hard disk recently.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2003
    Location: United Kingdom
    Oh man NV! Must be a curse or something! These faster hard drives seem to die pretty quickly, compared to older, slower drives.

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