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I've suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure on my home computer, and with it being the holidays it will be several days before I can even get a new one in to fix it. I will be able to get an old one up and running, but it will basically be limited to internet and the like. I'll update you when I am back to full running capacity.

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I've suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure on my home computer, and with it being the holidays it will be several days before I can even get a new one in to fix it. I will be able to get an old one up and running, but it will basically be limited to internet and the like. I'll update you when I am back to full running capacity.

 

Sorry to hear that Akula, lost one myself not long ago but luckily had run a complete backup just that morning and bigger surprise that the backup was valid! Hope your machine has a speedy recovery.

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I've suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure on my home computer, and with it being the holidays it will be several days before I can even get a new one in to fix it. I will be able to get an old one up and running, but it will basically be limited to internet and the like. I'll update you when I am back to full running capacity.

Some of those Harpoon enemy can sure creep up on you, but crashing you're hard drive is underhanded if you ask me!

Best of luck getting an early replacement, any chance there's one in the xmas stocking??

Don.

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I've suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure on my home computer, and with it being the holidays it will be several days before I can even get a new one in to fix it. I will be able to get an old one up and running, but it will basically be limited to internet and the like. I'll update you when I am back to full running capacity.

 

Sorry to hear that Akula, lost one myself not long ago but luckily had run a complete backup just that morning and bigger surprise that the backup was valid! Hope your machine has a speedy recovery.

 

Well, I had run a back up just the day before, so nothing important was lost. Was able to get a small HD going, but don't have anything loaded so I'm limited to surfing and email. new HDD is ordered and will probably be here middle of next week. What was weird about this was the fact that it nailed both of the HDDs in my computer, one with mechanical failure, then the other one can no longer be recognized by the computer. I'm just wondering if the mechanical failure ruined the drive daisy chained into it.

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Well, I had run a back up just the day before, so nothing important was lost. Was able to get a small HD going, but don't have anything loaded so I'm limited to surfing and email. new HDD is ordered and will probably be here middle of next week. What was weird about this was the fact that it nailed both of the HDDs in my computer, one with mechanical failure, then the other one can no longer be recognized by the computer. I'm just wondering if the mechanical failure ruined the drive daisy chained into it.

 

Have you tried changing the jumpers on the second drive? If it's set as a slave, your system might not see it unless there's a working master ahead of it in the chain? :o

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Well, I had run a back up just the day before, so nothing important was lost. Was able to get a small HD going, but don't have anything loaded so I'm limited to surfing and email. new HDD is ordered and will probably be here middle of next week. What was weird about this was the fact that it nailed both of the HDDs in my computer, one with mechanical failure, then the other one can no longer be recognized by the computer. I'm just wondering if the mechanical failure ruined the drive daisy chained into it.

 

Have you tried changing the jumpers on the second drive? If it's set as a slave, your system might not see it unless there's a working master ahead of it in the chain? :o

 

I swapped it to a master before I even plugged it in solo. The second one that is not being identified is the older of the two drives (about 10 years old) so I'm not surprised it failed, it was a drive about 2 years old that had mechanical failure though.

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