Wednesday, November 07, 2007


I know some things about computers.

In much the same way that men who have the original manual for their vehicle know some things about cars.

Which is essentially fuck all.

Last week. I lose my internet connection.


ipconfig. All as should be.

/release /renew.

No difference.

Re-install the drivers for the network card. No joy.

Re-set the router. (Should have done that first. It's always the obvious things.) No.

Change cable. No.

All as should be.


Device Manager still not too happy with one of the cards even though it is not in use.

Do you know what? Fuck it.

Age-old pc technician technique for fixing everything. Delete the partition and do a clean install. You cannot fail.

I have two hard-drives. One for the operating system and fuck all else, one for all documents of any sort.

When I ran fdisk to delete the drive, guess which one I deleted.

6 years gone. Fuck the pictures of my children and newborn son, there were some quite good blog stories about confrontations with tramps that smelt of wee that were lost.

Suffice to say, we're all going to have to wait until something actually interesting (unlike this post) happens to me. Which is rarely. I have to save things up usually.

Unless I get permission for a very amusing incident involving a hospital and an American singer popular in the early eighties.


Blogger Daphne said...

That's computers for you. I don't think you can trust anything that can often be mended by switching it off and then on again. If there's a right thing and a wrong thing to delete, they will always delete the wrong thing. This idea that they obey instructions is a complete fallacy.

12:02 am  
Blogger Angela-la-la said...

So it's true that Bruce Springsteen fell over fully naked whilst applying slipery body lotion in his post-concert shower, only to land face down on a vacuum cleaner then roll over onto an unfortunately directed marrow?

2:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that sux

2:54 am  
Blogger Gordon said...


However, the really worrying thing is that you've had 3 comments on this already and not one person is take the high-horse route of mentioning that B word.

No, not bugger. Backup.

Sorry though, that sucketh the big one, as my nephew is wont to say.

8:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are programs out there that can retrieve data even after reformatting a disk, especially if you do not write new data onto the disk. I have done it and it works, at least for camera cards. So don't give up hope just yet.

8:51 am  
Blogger Frogdancer said...

Oh shit.
I hate computers....
What a bugger.

9:04 am  
Blogger Misssy M said...

Horrible. We lost a lot of photos too in January. We've spent a lot of time copying other peoples- granny's. aunties etc to get some of our history back. It's a hassle but worth a try.

10:04 am  
Blogger Cynnie said...


i can afford to lose all my pictures..
i mean really many pics of your own tits does one really need?

11:24 am  
Blogger bittersweet me said...

bummer. Reformatting one's life is quite appealing, but not the photos as well.

12:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is y u burn ur piccys 2 a cd as well gl dude

4:59 pm  
Blogger Clarissa said...

Get busy doing interesting things b/c we're waiting for you.

So sorry about your bad luck.

11:07 am  
Blogger Rach said...

I've always gone down the ctrl-alt-del route and then thrown the whole thing in the rubbish.
Hope you get it sorted!

10:24 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps u can buy a retriever proggy that will gat it all back 4 u reformaed r not:o)

12:32 am  
Anonymous mr_glide said...

You're right - you DO need some proper crisis to ignite your ire again. Try doing a hit-and-run or something.

11:46 am  
Anonymous Kaija said... giveth and it taketh away. Fine thing when it's working properly but one problem and your whole life is zapped. As someone has mentioned, recovery IS possible, but will probably cost you more than you'd like to part with :(

1:31 pm  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Over the years I have hit mine with a hammer twice - it didn't work but felt good - and on one particularly memorable occasion thrown the lot out of the box room window. It missed the wife - who I honestly didn't know was there - by inches.

My local pc shop has fixed it every time. Including the dents.

Extreme geeks but marvellous people.

By the way. Ta. Advice taken.

6:53 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are perfectly good free recover programs. Just go to and do a search.

8:54 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read file recovery fun..
photorec is what you need..

1:40 am  

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