Monday, 3 October 2011

The verdict

Dearest Liloo,

I have reached the end of the road with the hard drive. I am unable to communicate with it. It is making regular mechanical sounds which are not normal; I believe a piece of hardware inside the drive has failed.

I've only tried relatively basic things such as trying it in a couple of different computers (...) and trying to plug it into the hard drive caddy and use with two different laptops etc. The computers can see that there is a 160GB hard drive plugged into the system but cannot do anything with it.

With the data being as important as it is I think it's best one of the specialist companies with a lab have a look at it. There are more aggressive ways of trying to make it work but if they don't work it means that chances of recovery are lower.

I know it's no help but with hundreds and hundreds of computers at work I see a failed hard drive every week. It's a sad situation but happens to all hard drives at some point. I have had three fail on me.

Do you want the computer back and put together as it was or do you want it back without the hard drive inside it so you can do something with it?


So this is it. I can't believe I am through this again. Just over a year ago, the same thing happened and I can't take it anymore. This is truly heart breaking. I've lost so much stuff it's unreal: from halloween looks I was waiting to post for a while, tribute to my best friend recreating some of her looks, thousands of photos i took for the blog, hours and months of work all gone.  My computer is everything to me. I live on my own and I basically spend every hour i am not sleeping on it. The thought of proper blogging and posting reviews and so on is just beyond unimaginable. I've lost so much writing, and photos. It takes me for ever to take photos, it solely depends on sunny weekends and as you know they dont come often in england, despite the surreal weather we had to start October.

I got £300 left in the bank to finish the month, and this will be all gone if I choose the 'data recovery specialist route', some even charge £400 to do it. There is no even guarantee they retrieve stuff. Then add £400 to buy another pc and my bank won't let have a loan. London for towib2 is out of the question. Can someone tell @lbqblog about it cos I don't have the courage to let her down again. I am not going to make the #nin thing either, the newcastle thing as it seems very superfluous, when money is so tight. I am sorry ladyfromatramp (sp?)

Thank you you all so much for your all kind words fo support, love, hope and candles. It helped me through yesterday and today. Right now i cant hold the tears any longer. On the plus side, my boiler is now fixed, after three weeks of cold water. Here's the thing though, I couldnt care less about hot water, greggs pasties or halloween even, and that's my favourite day of the year. All I wanted was my little baby to be revived.

My head is pounding with so much crying. I am not sure what to do right now to make me feel better
I am not the kind person wh will do anything silly, you dont need to worry about that but right now I feel broken, totally broken.  Thank you for your support

xxx

liloo

28 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh Liloo :( x

Jude said...

So sorry Liloo xxxxxxx Jude xxx @jadlgw

Tina said...

Liloo, I'm so sorry that you are going through this. I understand the heartache you are feeling now. I had my hard drive crash a few years ago and lost all of my pictures... my daughter's first year was on that computer. I can't begin to imagine how much hard work and time you put into your blog, as I am not a blogger, but I know that your readers will understand. If there was anything I could do to help, I would. I hope that it works out and your computer can be saved.

Leanne OCD said...

Liloo! I'm so sorry! This is truly awful. ;o( The Boy has said that he might be able to get you a new hard drive - I know that doesn't make up for the lost pictures and files, but at least you'd have a working PC. Let me know if you want him to do that. Lots of love x

Georgia said...

Omg I would literaly cry so so much if my mac broke. I stood on it the other day and it switched off (the screen bent and hit the off button it turns out) and as I waited for it to switch on I thought it was smashed and cried on the spot. For some unknown reason it wasnt smashed. nearly 10 year old now. Impressive shit man.

:( I feel so so sorry for you :'(.

Have a look at macs on ebay? My mate bought one for £150 quid off there and its wikid (spelled gansta). I sold my old pc on there for £200 so you might get a bargain?

:( arg Im no help im sorry :(.

Hope everything gets better for you love.

xxxxxx

Hair and Beautylicious said...

Awww :( so sorry to hear this Liloo. I remember when I was doing an assignment @ uni, and my laptop went awol, and my assignment vanished; all 3,000 words gone. But luckily it reappeared and I got it back. But this is nothing in comparison to your situation.

xxxx

Daisy said...

Oh my, I am so sorry to read this post. I am trying to think what I can do to help. I am going to ask around some friends in manchester and see if anyt of them can help with the data recovery. I will get back to you asap !x

Big Fashionista said...

Oh darling. I am so so so sorry to hear this.

Lots of love Kellie

nav said...

Liloo, I'm so sorry to hear this. I know I'm not going to be of much help to you but I send lots of love your way. You're an amazing person and I hope things improve, when you can afford it please invest in a backup hard drive, it happened in the home once and everything was lost... Lots of love and hugs and kisses xxxx

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

Aw, Liloo I'm so so sorry! I know how you feel, my old laptop ate two hard drives, complete with blog stuff AND college work. Whenever you sort your computer out, an external hard drive would be a great investment. Yu can get a 500gb one for about £45 and though it aint a great comfort now, at least you can back your stuff up next time.

About Makeup Savvy said...

Soooo sorry to hear this Liloo as I know your pc/blogging/pics mean a lot to you!

I have sent you an e-mail about it and hopefully can really help if you want it!

Fee xx

Siddy said...

Hiya L,
So So sorry to hear about your situation :(( Will be here wheneever you're ready to come back... feel free to ask for any help in the meantime xoxox
Siddy
www.SiddySays.com

BekahCat said...

Aww, I know the feeling on a much smaller level...
Good luck sorting it! :) x

Biba said...

I'm so sorry! :(

nihrida said...

I'm very sorry to hear that... ((((hugs))))

Ms. Wedgie said...

Oh sweetie...that's terrible!! :( Knowing you are sad makes me feel sad too! You're my favourite happy little tweeting and blogging kitty because you're always so upbeat! I wish there was something I could do! Big hugs! xxx

Perfectly Polished said...

sorry to hear that liloo :( xxx

SilhouetteScreams said...

I'm so sorry Liloo :( *hugs*

Ivana said...

I am very sorry about what happend. My boyfriend had the same problem last year. I just wanted to tell you that you don't have to buy a new computer really it is the stupidest thing to do. If your computer is ok only hard drive is broken then you only need to buy a new hard drive and let it be installed to your computer. New hard drive may cost you something about 50 pounds and I do believe that if you invest in a really good one, it can last you for a long time. Sorry if my English is not good I just hope you undestand what I am trying to say:) Don't worry. I will be ok.

MissMathful said...

oh no im so sorry my lovely :(

www.missmathful.blogspot.com

Ms Red said...

*cuddles*

Talei said...

Thats poo. Honey if it's any consellation, you don't need to buy a new computer. I'll tweet you xx

Stacie said...

Aw I'm sorry this happened to you and twice in such a short space of time is horrible.
I hope you can find a good solution.
Love Stacie xoxox

Alice @ NailsbyAlice said...

ooh! that's a disaster!! I'm sorry about that!
hugs!

Liza said...

Aww I'm so sorry! The same thing happened to me a couple of years ago and I lost a lot of music downloads I had collected over the years, so I understand completely! Don't worry, you still have your followers who love you!

Kat said...

I'm so sorry. So, so sorry.

Powdered Almond said...

What a horrible decision to have to make - whether to spend money knowing it might not work. Just know from all these lovely comments you have that lots of people are sending you hugs and best wishes. xxx

Gamusina said...

I was missing your tweets for some days and now I understand why you were so silent:( I hope something can be done to recover all your work ... I send a big hug to the most beautiful toucan ever xxx

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