Monday, February 1, 2010

Double Trouble

This weekend I lost my computer due to a motherboard death. Just a little over a year old and thankfully I know how crappy my luck is with computers that its under warrenty.

The next night my wife's computer went down due to a bad hard drive. This was an older computer and no warrenty on it. I'm hoping we can salvage some of the information.

Little over a week ago my 360 bricked. But that one is under warrenty. So even though I've had a lot of bad luck I'm still not too down because I know in a couple of weeks I'll be up and running again. I might get more writing done. That would be nice.

The one thing that irks me is I'll be missing two Monday night sessions with the new S&W campaign Rob started. We've only just begun, as Mrs. Carpenter would say. Ah well.

So if the lights are out and no one answers the knock at the door noone will be home at the Manor for a couple of weeks.


  1. A lot of computer crashes recently. I'm taking that as a sign and am backing up Urutsk as I type this.

    I wish you most sincerely a full recovery on those little electronic imps.

    Best to you and your wife,

  2. @TimeShadows, if finace permit I recommend buying a second HD of equal size or larger and use Clonezilla at It will clone the entire HD. Then if the first one goes down you can just back it up. I believe it also works with USB HDs.

    @Tim if you can wait until I get back I can look at that HD with the same tools I used to recover my stuff. They worked very well although a bit arcane to operate.