Wednesday, July 28, 2004


I had to reload windows tonight.  I'm very unhappy about this.  I could have fixed it without that had I waited till tomorrow.  My system wouldn't start.  I don't know why.  It just came to either a black screen or to the "Safe-mode" screen, but after choosing safe mode it would partially load and then just stop. Frozen.
I booted to the Windows restore disk and it was just the recovery, no actual windows.
So I tried booting to a Windows 98 startup disk... because my system is all NTFS it had nothing to load with so it asked if I wanted to create a FAT32 partition... which I stupidly agreed to.. then I realized it cleared my whole friggin'  drive, and my extra partition that I had created for data.  It took weeks to get it the way I wanted it.  Dammit.  I'm such an idiot. 
Turns out that the restore CD that was included with my pc is just a Ghost image.  A goddamn GHOST image.  WTF? They didn't even give me a damn recovery console on the hard drive to boot from.  I lost alot of stuff, I didn't have backups because it was always one of those.."I'll do it this weekend.." things that never happened.  Did I mention that I'm an idiot. 
Well, this won't happen again.  Crap.  Goodnite.

1 comment:

WNW said...

Not to say I told you so but...

Why were you trying to use a 98 boot CD, didn't the machine come with XP? You should have called me. I would have told you not to screw with anything then came over and fixed it...or sent Ben