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Dratted 'flash Drive' Woes ...


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#1 MaraM

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Posted 18 November 2006 - 12:30 AM

It's okay, I've finally admitted defeat - gentle sigh - and am taking the computer in for repairs (still under warranty so hopefully the 'burner' is covered).

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Edited by MaraM, 18 November 2006 - 03:44 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 06:27 PM

Best thing to do if it's still under warranty - then it's someone else's problem!
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 01:58 AM

Have decided it's a good thing I have a slightly absurd sense of humor as I dratted the computer tower - and the non-working new 4 gb flash drive - in to the computer store where I bought it, as they also do computer repairs there.

The technician checked and found that there was a huge glitch in the system software itself (not covered by warranty, sadly) - but because I'd even taken the precaution of printing out very simply but explicit instructions, including exactly which files/folders simply must be put onto the flash-drive prior to putting the computer back into factory condition, I felt pretty confident leaving it there.

Unfortunately, while the technician did transfer all 'My Documents' to the flash drive, he obviously forgot to transfer the other folders/files that were so, so vital - and now some photo programs that I bought (by downloading and paying back before I was wise enough to know to only buy programs on CDs :thumbsup: ), are gone forever. (A couple of my very favourite ones are no longer available at all because the creators/sites have gone poof! Gentle sob!

Oh well, at least the computer is up and running 'just like new once again' (and 'only' for $160+ for repairs!).
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While outer events might make one happy or sad, happiness itself is entirely internal, and at all times completely within one's power.




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