Had a real scare on Friday. The tile was done in my craft room Thursday so DH and I were putting all my furniture, etc back where it belongs most of the day. When he hooked my computer back up, it wouldn't boot up! We tried everything, including his switching out the power source. Nada, zip, zilch!
I assumed my hard drive had crashed and I had lost all my data, would have to call Provocraft and deal with installing my Design Studio software again, etc. But, I dodged the bullet this time. The repairman told me it was a problem with my RAM and he had it diagnosed and repaired in less than an hour!
I hated to lose all my documents, card layouts, email contacts, etc. But I was so stupid that I had not backed up our tax return or my Quicken on a source outside my hard drive. I promised the repairman I'd do a backup for sure, because there was no way I could retrieve that information!
I know I use my PC a lot, but really had not realized how much I rely on the Internet for information until I was "computerless" for 4 days! Several times I had the thought, "well, I'll just look that up online" only to remember my PC was broken. DH has a laptop but I find it almost impossible to use since I totally hate the flat keyboard and ball type mouse he uses!
So, if I can't do anything else, I can serve as a bad example! Do a backup of files you just can't replace.
My new mantra? I will do a backup, I will do a backup, I will do a backup!