Sunday, January 21, 2007

You suck.

I fear the worst has happened. After a couple of days of my computer staggering and barely being able to start up (all this after a I purchased a new power supply and motherboard), today I think it finally called it quits. At least my hard drive did. Windows wouldn't load up at all. I tried re-installing, but after Setup checks my disks it comes to the unhappy conclusion that "Drive C has been corrupted". Drive C. I have over 20 Gigabytes of artwork and photos on Drive C.

This really throws a major spanner in the works. I was really looking forward to getting back to work and making something of myself this year. It's my first year out of uni, and my ambition was strong.

I don't really feel like talking about this a whole lot now. I guess tomorrow I'll be taking my computer into the service centre that it's practically been living at for the past few weeks. I'm sure they'll be glad to see me again. All I can hope for is that I can salvage some data from the hard drive. God knows where I'll get the money from.

I really thought things were gonna get back on track. Fuck this optimism. It always makes the crap stuff that much harder to take.

Thoroughly and utterly depressed,



Anonymous said...

Hey Joe,

I kinda know what you're going through. I'm also going through a patch where every scrap of optimism is countered by a bigger setback.

All I can say is that I hope things get better for you, and that we'll always be here when you need a shoulder to cry on. Sometimes that's enough.

Carl said... is your best friend in these situations. I emailed you through some instructions.

I would give that a shot before trusting your drive to a service centre tech.

Sir Gibson (author of SpinRite) is the most obsessive geek you could ever encounter. The only person I would trust my data to.

Good luck.

lou said...

Jeez...and theres all these starving children around the world, dying families, wars and acts of terrorism, rape, murder and unimaginable outlandish crimes...what are THEY complaining about. YOUR obviously the one with the REAL problem here.

Joe said...

It's great to have such supportive friends.