~Computer Problems~

I can blame no one but me!!!! My computer had not been charging lately....so I had to be careful that the cord DID NOT come unplugged.....well, I did it! I accidentally unplugged the cord.....the computer then went DEAD! When I turned it back on......NOTHING!!!!! I had LOST everything....all My pictures....YES....ALL! My son is very smart when it comes to these putters...so he re-installed windows, Thank God I had kept all the disk that came with the computer, Make sure you all always keep those, you never know when you might need them. I am back on, The computer is actually better now, but all the pictures are history....I knew I should have backed them up....but you know....you never think it will happen to you! I did have some of the pictures uploaded on Photobucket and flicker but the majority are gone! I am so upset! I had already deleted most of them off of the camera too...except Christmas Pictures....Thank God! Anyway, I had planned on posting Janera's Bedroom Re-do today, but I can't! I will have to email her and ask her to resend me the pictures.....then I will post them. This is not the way to start the year off! GRRRRRR! I am, however thankful that Aaron could fix this problem! If anyone knows if my pictures are retrievable please let me know! I will try to have a little post tomorrow! I have received a few emails about tassels....I do have a few more to list on etsy this week and will be making some new ones the next few days also, but tassels will be coming soon. Today, I have to go get my drivers licence renewed and turn in a couple of job apps. I will be around to visit with all you later this evening! Blessings, Nancy

20 comments

Darlene said...

What is Midnight doing over at your house?????...lol

Seriously, I am so SORRY you lost your pictures. That happened to us one time. We had been backing up but lost about a months worth of pictures...now we do a picture backup every few days. I don't know of any way to retrieve them, my hubby had called a help desk and some computer "gurus" from one of the stores and we didn't have a way to get them back.

Thank goodness your son could get your computer working again and that you didn't already have your Christmas pictures out of your camera. THAT is a GOOD thing!!!! Hopefully 2009 gets moving along a little better for you Nancy.♥

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

So sorry Nancy! Maybe this post will help someone else. I'm going to back up my pics right now!
Diane

Stacey said...

Oh gloom and despair...I've been there. It's a real feeling of loss unfortunately.

Tracey said...

On Nancy, I am so sorry! I hope you can figure out a way to get them back.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh it must be something in the air, or a conspiracy by Microsoft so we go buy new pooters. :-) I have three - two laptops and a desktop. One laptop is at my office - didn't work so well this a.m. so I came home to work. Now, I have decided desktop is capoot, and I am dropping it off to pooter doctor, and my other laptop - well, its got a bad case of the sniffles and coughs, too. sigh! We just can't win can we? I am going TODAY to buy an external hard drive to download pics and docs. Sorry for all your troubles...and for losing your pics. Thats the sad part! Hope things get better soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! I believe there is a way to retrieve as my husband asked me if I wanted him to get my pictures back??? I didn't care at the time but there must be a way!! Isn't it nice having someone in the house who understands this jibberish!!!lol I'm just happy you unplugged and didn't get that nasty virus out there!! I'll be back to you tonight! Sincerely, Jeannette

Anonymous said...

Hi again! I just talked to my hubby and he said IF Aaron DIDN'T REFORMAT when he installed windows there is a possibility your pics are stored in a sub-folder i.e. Kodak??etc. IF he REFORMATED as they sometimes ask, then it is pretty much hopeless! Without knowing what he did or what you have it's kindda hard to help!!! There are some programs that can retrieve lost stuff but again don't know what you have! Sorry thought I would be able to save you!lol Jeannette

mishebe said...

Is your birthday in Jan too??? Jan. 2 i thought you said. Well that just figures mine is in 4 days , the big 40, like you. Maybe that is why i like you and your blog so much. lol. I have had computer problems too. and have no idea how to fix some. When i got a virus last year, I had to call the computer Guy. I lost everything too. It sucks, but as long as i still have my blog i am ok. mishelle

Anonymous said...

One last thought! Did you delete the pics off your camera's internal memory or just off the memory card? I never knew there were options there either?lol - Jeannette

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

How awful! I have to back up my pictures...

~♥~ Monica S said...

I think.. if you have kept your pictures in the My picture file.. that comes with the computor.. they can be found on the harddisk.. BUT it has to go in to the professionals :-)
I am almost certain they can be found! (unless you have made your own file somewhere else on the computor)
But still... I would go ask someone who knows!!!

Good luck!
Monica

Dawnie said...

oh man sorry to hear the trouble your having. I know so little about computers and I dont have anything backed up! I think my photos are still on the camera.

Good luck in your job hunt and getting things restored on the pc!

Miss Janice said...

Lord have mercy, I need a computer tech on call at all times to help me! I hope you are having a great New Year!

Raggedy Girl said...

Oh that is so awful. Makes me want to run out and get something to back up my photos. I am so sorry but glad your computer is up and running again.
Roberta Anne

Shelia said...

Oh, Nancy, I'm so sorry. It's just awful you've lost your pictures! I don't know of anyway to get them back. I always mean to back up my pictures and do good for a while and then they stack up again. I'm glad you're back on.
Be a sweetie,
Just call me Snow White Shelia :)

Sweetie said...

I am so sorry that you lost your pictures. I had a bad experience and now I try to remember to back up my important files on a jump drive. There are so many technology literate bloggers that maybe someone has a solution to your problem. Your header is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Sweetie

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh Nancy I am soooo sorry. I have nightmares even thinking about losing all my pictures! I need to back mine up too. I hope there is some way to reclaim them! And good thing you have your blog...so many of your pictures will be saved here. Glad you're back on line and your computer is working better.

Jessica said...

Nancy~

I hope you can retrieve your pictures. I upload all my pictures to Walgreens website ( before deleting my camera ). I use them for developing & it's very user friendly. This way I have all my pictures in 2 places in case somethng happens to my pc. On Walgreens web-site you upload to a file and then place your order. I have picture files on there from 2006. I don't know if you have a Walgreens drug store near you~ but it gives me a little piece of mind. :)

Hugs~ J

PAT said...

Nancy I am so sorry this happened. I am not techy at all, so can't help with your photo dilemma.

Just wanted to come by and wish you the best.

Looking forward to visiting here often, in 2009.

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