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Posted June 16th, 2013 at 11:25 PM by Autumn Reverie

So..yea. My laptop just recently died. Not one of those temporary accidents laptops usually get nor those Blue Screens of Death (my laptop had received dozens of those in its lifetime), but straight forward Death. My now ex-laptop is around 3+ years old and had been used quite heavily as well as had been giving signs of dying for quite some time. I had anticipated this..

Just before it gave in, it had acted strangely - lagging and freezing while saving a simple ordinary Word document. After a few tries, it just completely shut down on its own. When I tried to switch it back on, it couldn't start up. I tried to save it by going into the system's BIOS settings and doing start up and hard disk checks. The results stated that there was no hard disk. (What?!) I still had hope for my laptop though. My parents took it to the experts today to check out the problem and the results returned: "The internal hard disk has been completely damaged and no data can be restored".

Well, that's that. Looks like it's hopeless after all.. All my files are gone, all my efforts on my work wasted. And what's worse, the document I was trying to save was a big assignment with 2 pages worth of work already typed down with no backup. (Yes, I forgot to back it up. Entirely my fault right there.) Thank God it was only 2 pages and no more, so I had them quite successfully reproduced from my memory on my family's desktop. The thing is, I had lost precious time that I could have used for producing more quality work on my assignment, which is due next week. So much to do, so little time~

Oh, and another thing: my Pokemon games and my emulator are gone! All my save files and my .nds ROMS, all gone! All my efforts I had put in raising my Pokemon all gone to waste.. *sigh* ;_;

I wonder what the actual cause of my ex-laptop's death could be though. A virus that erases internal hard disks? Too old? Too overburdened? What is it? Does anyone have a clue? :/

Oh well, looks like I'll get a brand new laptop now! Haha. It'll probably be a Macbook Pro, so I'm happy :3 I'm just thankful for my ex-laptop for it has been through countless late nights with me, burning the midnight oil with me and my assignments and has satisfied all my internet needs, be it research, PC, gaming, social networking and so much more. Thank you! I'll always remember you, and I'll always have sentimental attachments to you. :') As sudden it may be, your time has come, so R.I.P. <3

- syn.
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    Kouzan's Avatar
    Wow how awful you're poor ROMS. :( Hopefully you can get a new laptop soon. You still have some way of using PC right? (I'm assuming yes since you somehow wrote this blog.)
    Posted June 16th, 2013 at 11:57 PM by Kouzan Kouzan is offline
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    Overlord Drakow's Avatar
    You're just asking for it if you don't take the necessary precautions to back up your files. Sorry but you won't get any sympathy from me, especially when it's so easy to back your data up nowadays with cloud storage. Google Drive and DropBox spring to mind.
    Posted June 17th, 2013 at 12:13 AM by Overlord Drakow Overlord Drakow is offline
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    Autumn Reverie's Avatar
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Drakow View Comment
    You're just asking for it if you don't take the necessary precautions to back up your files. Sorry but you won't get any sympathy from me, especially when it's so easy to back your data up nowadays with cloud storage. Google Drive and DropBox spring to mind.
    I know. As I stated before, it's my fault and I don't deserve sympathy for my carelessness. I forgot to back up my work this one time, something that actually doesn't happen a lot to me so I was quite upset. I also don't use cloud storage although I do have a DropBox account as I usually save all my stuff in USB drives, so I didn't think of this option at first. I might actually start using them now after this. Thanks for reminding me. c:

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    Originally Posted by AWsquared View Comment
    Wow how awful you're poor ROMS. :( Hopefully you can get a new laptop soon. You still have some way of using PC right? (I'm assuming yes since you somehow wrote this blog.)
    I know right D: My mother has already ordered a new Macbook, so I should be getting it soon! I typed that blog entry using my friend's laptop. She lent it to me as I needed to analyze some data for my assignment using a program.
    Posted June 17th, 2013 at 01:06 AM by Autumn Reverie Autumn Reverie is offline
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    Overlord Drakow's Avatar
    Yes but if your laptop has unexpectedly crashed multiple times in the past, giving you the blue screen of death, I would have expected that to raise some sort of alarm bell in your mind, triggering the thought process that you should back up your data but I suppose not.
    Posted June 17th, 2013 at 01:33 AM by Overlord Drakow Overlord Drakow is offline
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    Spinosaurus's Avatar
    I honestly think you deserve losing your ROM files and saves if you pirated them. :\ (Apologies if you do legally own the games, though.)
    Posted June 17th, 2013 at 03:32 AM by Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is offline
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    Blade_of_darkness's Avatar
    'Tis a sad event, but it is also predictable, given as to what that old thing was doing, it was only a matter of time.

    Hell, I'm surprised my laptop is still working to this day...!
    Posted June 17th, 2013 at 06:38 AM by Blade_of_darkness Blade_of_darkness is offline
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    Heartouch's Avatar
    I was almost thinking the same when my laptop was crashing multiple times, months ago. And that's sad to see your ex-laptop burnt out... But anyway, I hope your new laptop will do well, synerjee.
    Posted June 17th, 2013 at 06:59 AM by Heartouch Heartouch is online now
 

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