[Land-speed] Disaster strikes!
neil at dbelltech.com
Sun Aug 8 19:57:22 MDT 2010
Yup, a real mess-- I guess it's too late to back up the files. :( I hope
you can recover those that you lost.
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
From: "drmayf" <drmayf at mayfco.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:14 PM
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Subject: [Land-speed] Disaster strikes!
> Here of late, I have been experiencing some serious computer issues. So
> today, I decided to see if I could find the cause. I ran a program to
> check for malicious software hiding in cookies and such. None found. The I
> ran a Norton Internet Security system scan (900,000 files, ouch!) with
> no issues. So then after heming and hawing I decided to do a disk
> cleanup. So I open the program files and went to accessories. I selected
> disk cleanup. I let it run though the C drive and it found that it coul
> dclean around 237 MB of dsk space up. So I looked over it carefully (but
> not carefully enough) and I cehcked a box that said Win ME/Installation
> files.. Gulped and hit the button. Near instant disaster. after a second
> or two, the screen blinked and everything that was not native XP
> disappeared! Literally. That included all of my excel files I developed
> for the web site I have, all of the speciality programs for various folk,
> all WOrd files are gone, all files under the my douments are gone: all the
> pdf files I have collected for the last 10 years... Even at that as the
> screen blinked, I had hit cancel hoping it would reverse the file
> catastrophe that had happened. Unfortunately now. The blasted thing also
> did nto creat a system restore point before doing the dastardly deed
> either. Oh, my email client also disappeared which had my 10 years of
> collected tiger, alpine, and race car stuff on it. If I didn't live on a
> ground floor I would jump out the window.
> I am going to continue to recover this, how, I do not know yet, but if
> any of you do, please shoot me a note and tell me how. Also, since my
> address book and everything else went out with teh email client, then how
> about those of you who have coresponde with me ove the years, drop me a
> short email so I can add you back into a addy book. Anybody I was
> working with, please send my your addy for sure!
> Dan NIcoson, send me your two email addy's? Dave Adin?
> What a mess, lol...
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