There are worse things than a computer crash, but its hard to think of them when one happens to you.
This week, it was my turn and not only did the computer crash, it crashed spectacularly. It completely wiped itself, even of Windows.
How? I don’t know.
Why? Still not sure if it was a virus, or something else.
At the moment I am in stage one of the classic stages of grief, denial. ‘This can’t be happening’
BUT it is and my computer guy has had the machine since Monday and is no nearer to finding a solution.
I miss it. Worse, I was finalizing a submission for a writing contest with a cut off date of July 13th and I have lost almost a week.
Sure the laptop is dinky and cute, but I am used to my desktop and prefer it.
Still, I held out hope-maybe the expansion drive, would help restore files. It should have and it would have, if only it had been re-plugged in when I bought a new computer.
So, back up your work NOW, send it to One Drive or Dropbox, send it to a USB and if you have an expansion drive be sure that it is connected.
I may have lost almost a years worth of work, which is one hell of a reminder.