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05-25-2006, 01:48 PM
Just after posting this morning, I went on Ebay and wasted some time searching on Eagles. At some stage an odd message came up, and I closed it, but when I came to reboot my laptop a whole operating system had disappeared, and half a day's work by David, the computer guru, has failed to bring it back. His research suggests it was a virus that eluded our antiviral software (or more likely, I clicked the wrong response). So, now we have had to wipe the hard disk - all my recent saved downloads and photos gone...bummer. Luckily I have backed up earlier stuff onto Cd-roms and a memory stick, so all is not completely lost.

Moral - back up stuff on Cds from time to time.

In the meantime I am using the main computer.


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05-25-2006, 01:59 PM
oh no - you poor thing! Let me know if there is anything you'd like me to put on a CD-R for you - recent weekly downloads, for instance. How horrible. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":(">



05-25-2006, 07:44 PM
Oh, Kate -- how horrible! I know how frustrating that can be. Thanks for the reminder to back everything up -- that's one chore I frequently overlook.


Cause I'm livin' on things that excite me,

Be they pastries or lobsters or love;

I'm just tryin' to get by being quiet and shy,

In a world full of pushin' and shove.


05-25-2006, 11:32 PM
My complete sympathy - remember what happened to me?!<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tired.gif ALT="|I">



05-26-2006, 02:49 AM
Thanks everyone. My clever husband has reloaded all the software so I'm back on line, but I've lost a load of stuff including recent emails and photos. Thank goodness for those backups I had done, and for photobucket!

All in all, it could have been a lot worse.


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