Argh!

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Martin Francis, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. My HDD crashed and I lost all my contact info.
    Lisa, T.P., Alan B., Bret, Lewis, everyone else i've forgotten... please
    email me. BTW, is this a good time to suggest a Shoot-In contact page?
     
    Martin Francis, Oct 19, 2003
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    Lionel Guest

    Word has it that on Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:37:34 +0000 (UTC), in this
    august forum, "Martin Francis"
    Ouch.

    Remember: Backups Are Good!
    On the rulez page, perhaps?
     
    Lionel, Oct 19, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest


    e-mail on the way.

    The downside of a contact page is the spambots gravitate to it. We
    could use "dot" "at" notation... usually I simply look for e-mail
    addresses in the posts... if they're annonymified (sp?) then I ping for
    the persons attention.

    I lost all of my e-maill addresses during the re-install of WinXP
    following the processor upgrade... slowly the e-mails come in and the
    addresss get recovered.


    The devil complains to God and says, "it's not fair, Jesus came through
    the power failure and recovered all his files."
    "Yes, Beez, Jesus Saves."
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 19, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: Argh!
    I'm extremely sorry to hear that. My computer is going on ten years now and I
    just hope it hold out until I can afford a new one and/or a few more zip disks.
    Is it still possible to recover (somehow) the information on a crashed HD - or
    is this physically and/or financially prohibitive (impossible and/or too
    expensive if possible).

    Reagrds,

    Lewis
     
    Lewis Lang, Oct 20, 2003
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    Bandicoot Guest

    [SNIP]
    Sometimes - depends what went wrong. I recovered a disc with a really badly
    corrupted FAT once, but it was a lot of work. I wouldn't have bothered were
    it not that it failed just at the moment in between me finihing a big piece
    of work, and doing my regular back-up - of course.

    There are companies that specialise in this sort of things and it is amazing
    what they can recover - but they are very expensive.



    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, Oct 20, 2003
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    Dallas Guest

    Martin Francis said:
    Why in the world would you want to communicate with Polson?
     
    Dallas, Oct 21, 2003
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    Lewis Lang Guest

    Subject: Re: Argh!
    So I've heard... what's a corrupted FAT, Peter. Something to do with a
    corrupted file tree or formatting or something else?

    Regards,

    Lewis
     
    Lewis Lang, Oct 25, 2003
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    Annika1980 Guest

    From: (Lewis Lang)
    I think I have some corrupted FAT.
    Oh, you meant the computer kind!

    FAT is the File Allocation Table which is simply like a Table of Contents. It
    tells the drive what is on the disk and where to look for it. And that's the
    skinny on FAT.
     
    Annika1980, Oct 25, 2003
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  9. Martin Francis

    Bandicoot Guest

    Sorry Lewis, I missed your question before. However, I see Annika has
    answered it with the same explanation as I would have.

    Cheers,



    Peter
     
    Bandicoot, Nov 10, 2003
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