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Old 10-22-2010, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by CPMcGraw
Yesterday I had a system meltdown. My old friend, a scratch-built Athlon machine that I assembled back around 04 or 05, has taken a trip south without permission. I had been trying to baby this machine for as long as possible, because it contained all of my BARCLONE archives, including both posted and unposted designs, and because I had no secondary back-up of any of it.

You did not say how that machine died. Did the hard drive make ugly noises? Did you suddenly get lots of read and write errors?

Otherwise, there is a chance the drive and the data on it may be safe. Try moving the hard drive to another computer to see whether you can access the information on it.

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