I’m in hard drive hell.
Everything was fine until I tried to restore those files. My last correspondance with Iomega tech support was at 11:30 last night. I reinstalled some of the programs I still had access to (that I’d saved as files, not images) and finally made it to bed around 1:00 last night.
When I came on this morning, my computer advised me that I had some important Windows updates and I went ahead and let them get installed. I was going to just leave the computer, but I hit the wrong button. Instead of turning off the monitor, I turned off the computer in the middle of the service pack installation. Big mistake. Big. Huge.
I had to uninstall what portion had already been installed and in doing so, lost much of what I’d done yesterday and last night. Read that, the computer wasn’t working properly. Again. And whatever happened, it was no longer reading from the D drive on its own.
So, frustrated and having reached the point of “the hell with it”, I put the Windows reinstallation disk in the D drive and rebooted. It didn’t reboot to the disk. *sigh*
I shut down, restarted and forced the damned thing to boot from the D drive. At this point, I’ve reformatted the hard drive and Windows is almost reinstalled. Before I add anything, hardware or software, I’m going to let Windows take care of its updates.
Then I’ll take it from there.
In my email this morning, there was a message from Iomega support giving me a link to download a CD burning program that will (hopefully) allow me to make a working bootable recovery disk.
My fingers are crossed.
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