My Computer Died

My Computer Died

Well, it was bound to happen.  With all the quirky stuff my computer was doing, it finally up and died.  I’m not entirely sure, but I think it’s the motherboard.

So, everything I’ve done recently is sitting on the hard drive in the dead computer.  I’ve got it backed up to September.  Wouldn’t you know it!  I was planning to do a full backup the weekend after January 1st.

Now I wait for my brand new computer to arrive. I was planning on getting a new computer for my birthday.  I just hadn’t planned on being forced to buy one.  After I’m satisfied that it works correctly, I’ll attempt to install my old hard drive as a second drive in the new CPU.  I haven’t done this in years, so wish me luck!

This is just another reminder that it’s important to back up your data on a regular basis.  In my case, I would have still lost my Christmas photos and yearly family newsletter since I only added those a couple of days before it crashed.

Take this as a lesson!  Make sure your important stuff is backed up to a external drive, online storage service, or some other source.  Better yet, share your GEDCOM with researchers you trust.  Then you’ll know that a recent copy of your database exists somewhere.

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2 thoughts on “My Computer Died

  1. My sympathy. My computer died last month, also the motherboard but in my case it also corrupted the hard drive (or maybe the corrupted hard drive killed the motherboard) I hope you are successful in recovering your data.

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