Well it finally happened to me – power went out and corrupted the computer – classic – no UPS. I did have a slightly old Acronis True Image backup clone of all the drives so I used it to restore the system and get running again. Had to buy a new hard-drive to use as “C” and then used the Acronis program to restore – worked great – now all I have to do is to bring everything up to date.
Gonn’a set things up differently now and make more frequent backups of the drives – especially “C”. Keeping it up to date will mean I don’t have to do as much catchup as now. Plus I am sure I will get a UPS to make sure I don’t have a power problem again.
Should have everything back to normal – or at least as close to normal within a couple of days. But, dammit, I will have to completely reload Sims2 — that involves 9 DVD’s – at least 3–4 hr to set it up again — This time I’ll make sure that a backup is made right away so I have the major core file backed up – I was testing the program and didn’t include it in the old Acronis clone – damn – that was costly – but not fatal.
Well back to work