Computers are amazing but also a pain in the ass

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Computers are amazing but also a pain in the ass

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I am working from my laptop today and my PC has gone "tits-up". I am in the middle of reformatting the PC and reinstalling the operating system.

It is only when it goes down that you really miss a computer, it is amazing just how much we rely on them these days.

I have my fingers crossed I will be back on the PC and rattling the keyboard on it once again.

Anyone else hate reinstalling windows and all the programmes you use?


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Had to do this recently on one of our PCs after the power failed while it was doing a windows update. Reverting to a previous 'good' restore point failed as did every other fix we tried. Thankfully we are good about backing stuff up so no work files were lost but the PC was a fairly old Win 7 job so it spent days doing windows updates.

At least it wasn't one of those PCs with no install DVD and the restore on a partition of the hard disk so you can't fix it if the HDD dies without getting a dodgy copy of Windows off ebay.

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I learnt from painful mistakes in the past to regularly back things up and so it was just a case of reformating and reinstalling everything again. I had the same problem with restore points and failure to boot.

It is so easy to end up in a muddle if you have no clear backup strategy though, I am glad that you managed to sort yours out relatively easy.
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I once lied in a job interview and said I didn’t have experience with Windows. But they said “don’t worry, looking at everything else on your CV you’ll soon pick it up”. :cry: So after the Windows Vista PC at home we went to MacBooks and iPads. :D

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LOL., I love my iPad and can often befound in the evenings checking my site, doodling or perusing sites that are definitely considered naughty ;-)
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Regular backups to 1. An internal hard drive (daily) and 2. External USB3 Hard Drive (Weekly)

PLUS - I make a disc image every month too (stored on internal and external drive - this way, even if your HDD dies, you can re-install the disc image on the new disc - all your software - everything goes back 'just as it was'

With regards to the back-ups, easy to automate them to run overnight, disc images I create manually

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I learnt my lesson and now regularly back things up locally and remotely as well.
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