Monday, September 15, 2008

Aradaz's PC is Dead along with The Red

Sunday bloody sunday...

Is it a really bad news??

  • My old harddisk (6,5 y.o) where all my VST codes are written (three years of learn & research) is in a critical damage. Some pins are broken, it's un-detected by other PC, some bad sectors before it's finnaly "ill" and I never made any backups.
    Now, I'm facing a new "homework", to get those datas back. How?? I really don't know yet, any advice???
  • Mainboard -> 80 % dead
  • 1 GB of Memory ???
  • Pentium IV 2,66 Processor ???
  • CD / DVD Drives -> not really thinking of them
Ha..ha.. it's a very old PC, isn't it??

My new "to be born" guitar amp VST plugin, The RED, is still trapped inside the harddisk, I'm not really finished the code yet because my final test today (it's delayed untill friday)... I hope I can get them back...

10 comments:

Dimitar said...

Man, sorry to hear that...

Ncrypto said...

Man that's awful Arie. If your good at soldering the broken pins are not a problem (At least a tempory fix to get the data off). The not being recognized can be, especially if the drive is making a clacking noise. I'm sure you did....But did you make sure the jumper was set to slave when you tried it on another pc? (In other words use your drive as a secondary on another pc with the main operating system on another drive) Also I have had situations were a drive I needed data off of would not recognize as a slave on the same cable as the primary.

Good Luck Friend !
If I can do anything for you drop me a e-mail (crypto2k5@gmail.com)

Aradaz said...

thank you ncrypto, I 've tried your suggestion and it worked. Only the first partition is damaged. My files are save... Now, it's time to get a new mainboard, harddisk & memory hmm...

Ncrypto said...

Good deal!
I'm glad you have been able to recover your data.

wel-0 said...

Holy smokes that was close!

Antonio Grazioli said...

i feel for you!
next thing to do is to make a good backup at least once in a while on a cd or even everyday on a pendrive. or try some kind of "Online" backup software like Carbonite, or use Cobian Backup, or some kind of online storgare...You don't want to loose your work, right???

enroe said...

Hello Arie,

I am very sorry to hear that. I hope you could rescue all of your data.

I had a simliar crash two years ago - and I decided never to face such a loss of data again: I did a copy of all my work after every working day on an external usb-drive. Since then I could sleep well again.

Loss of data is a risk for everyone who is creative - and we should do everything to prevent such an accident.

All the best for you Arie - I appreciate your work - all your amps especially - very much!

mitchell said...

Wow! Glad you got your files back... I was about to ask you if you were going to update OUR Cabinet Simulator to allow custom IRs? Maybe add a GUI? In my opinion OCS is your best VST, although I do really like your amp sims too. But I'm a sucker for tweaking stuff so I like OCS the best.

I really appreciate your hard work! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I feel with you.... I´ve just had a Headcrash on my external HDD, and have lost all of the music I´ve done in the last year. Keep your head up, though :) !

scumpos

PJ said...

My advice,.. if you wanna buy new PC.. try to find the hardware with good durability and can operate like 24/7 without have to shut down. don't forget to use big casing with a good Fan system.

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