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    Home PC crash!!!

    My home pc crashed this morning and won't restart. Tried recovery and reimaging and nothing. Any suggestions? Lots of important files that the wife never backed up and she's in panic mode.

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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Once you get through this mess get Mozy.com or something similar. You can always send the drive out to be recovered. It's not cheap though.



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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Don't send the drive out, there are tons of ways to recover it.

    Does the PC have power? any lights come on?

    Tell her to not panic, it can be fixed.


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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Ask one of your IT folks at work (if you know one of them.) Someone might be able to do you a favor for a reasonable price. Probably need to have it slaved off in another PC before you try reinstalling your OS. Very simple thing to do really but you need a working machine and someone who knows a little something about computers to do it.


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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Don't send the drive out, there are tons of ways to recover it.

    Does the PC have power? any lights come on?

    Tell her to not panic, it can be fixed.
    Depends on if the drive failed or something else... If the drive mechanically failed there aren't tons of ways to recover it.



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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    could be the power supply.... could be a bad mother board.... could be a virus.. we need the symptoms of not starting up


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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Buy a Mac!!!



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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PolkCityClone View Post
    Buy a Mac!!!
    If negative rep were still working...


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    Ever owned a Mac? Cuz if you haven't and you dissed me, I would neg you back.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclone View Post
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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by PolkCityClone View Post
    Buy a Mac!!!
    Seriously, mac's are NOT that answer for everything. MrsBrianHos has a macbook, and that thing is a hunk of crap. Things that should be easy just do not work on a mac, and apps crash all the time.


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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    I will never own a Mac...I could get sent a free Mac and it'd go straight to eBay



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    True...but my repper is better than his repper.

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    Re: Home PC crash!!!

    Seriously - the only reason why Macs don't have the same reported problems as PCs is because NOBODY OWNS THEM!!! The odds of a reported hardware failure are going to be much less because so many fewer of them are out there, and hackers don't consider it worth their time to break into because they are in the vast minority. Flip-flop the ownership stats around and I wouldn't be surprised if Macs had just as many, if not more, reported problems than do PCs.


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