Tuesday, May 06, 2008

still frustrated

Never mind all the pictures and music I lost when my hard drive in my Mac crashed.
I brought my Mac in today so they could re-format my operating system, and she assured me I wouldn't lose any of my files. Well wouldn't you know my 2500 pictures I had on my computer weren't there! No worries right? I got an external hard drive for Time Machine to automatically back up every half hour (one of the features of the new amazing Leopard operating systems for Mac). Oh, but of course it's my operating system that corrupted! (That what they say since Macs "can't get viruses") So my Time Machine has been generating error messages and hasn't been running the back up!!!! I might not have those pictures! So tonight I have to go back again to see if my external hard drive has been in fact backing up, and to see if they can get my computer to recognize my ipod, etc.
I'm so over Macs!

8 comments:

Taylor Family said...

what the eff!!! Its time you turn into a MAD/Biotch customer and demand some stuff from MAC. I cant believe the bad luck you've been having!

Nate, Morgan, Asher and Sayer said...

that sucks so bad. i am SO sorry. i hope hope hope, so badly that your pictures are still there. my sister in law has an older mac desktop, i can't remember the model name, and their hard drive just crashed and she lost ALL her pictures. she cried and cried, which is exactly what i would have done. she said she kept getting this feeling that she needed to back up her files, and she never did, and then... gone. so sad. hope they turn up. i still do think you should give MAC another chance. they really are great, i swear!

on a happier note, are you guys going to SC this year? we'll be there, and it'd be so fun to actually talk in person after all this blogging! :)

carie said...

I know how you feel! I lost all of our pictures a couple of years ago, including all of Isobel's baby pictures. I haven't quite learned my lesson with making backups yet. Our computer is on the verge of exploding and I am just too lazy. The size of the pictures folder would take like 3 DVDs...

JacksonFamily said...

Has Tara had any problems with hers?

Tawnya said...

Macs suck. I've been saying it for years.

Photography By Jo said...

Oh that is the worst! We had a hard drive go out on us too. It's still sitting in the closet just waiting till we can afford to recover all the pictures. I now have 2 backup hard drives but I still have a fear of loosing pictures. I was thinking about buying a mac too but I'm having second thoughts now...

Chelsea said...

ooooooh my gosh. i'm so sorry. the OS on my desktop got infected last fall and i hadn't backed up my files for almost a year. i feel your pain. i lost some files, but luckily i had my pix on my laptop, backed up on disks, backed up online, and printed out. and after that OS problem, i also bought an external hard drive to back everything up each week.

Blake & Alli said...

you poor poor thing! i'm so very sorry to hear about your computer issues! if you wan't i'll be my external drive to you and you can take all the music you want off it. i know that doesn't help with the pictures....sorry!