Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.
Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.

My worst fear -

Glen Member Posts: 855
This evening turned the laptop back on - and it booted up in a peculiar way. Wrong screen saver, a note from Seattle thanking me for updating to XP, Google asking for my preferences, Dell telling me that updates were available - WOW! And then checking email - no messages, none - gone!, No contacts, no favourites, nada! My life flashed before me. I did the sensible thing. I ignored it! Cracked a bud - and rebooted - life as I know it - is good. All things are again normal - but does that ever give one a scare! Worst part is that looking at various logs - I have no indication of what happened.
I shall be making backups tomorrow! I have a mini satellite drive around here somewhere on this desk.


  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Back Glenn

    Back up I say!

    And as they in Chicago " back up and back often ".

    And the most important, " Ask not what your computer can back up for you, ask what you can back up for your computer"


    To Learn More About This Professional, Click Here to Visit Their Ad in "Find A Professional"
  • Edward A. (Ed) Carey_3


    I have been there and done that.

    I now backup, and backup my backups, literally.

    Remember the words of the great Abraham Lincoln,

    "Four score and seven backups ago,,,,"

    Ed Carey
  • Dave_4
    Dave_4 Member Posts: 1,405
    Thumb Drive

    I carry 2 of them, a 2GB and a 4GB on my key chain. I recently saw an 8GB. Use these to back up almost daily. Plus, I have important files/specs/digarms with me where ever I am. Something you may want to consider. You can get a 2GB drive for under $40 now.
This discussion has been closed.