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    Argh!

    Just went down to the studio and the primary DAW machine refuses to boot. Loud clicking noises from the hard drive. Not good.

    Well, I guess I know what I'll be doing with today...
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Argh!

    Quickly and easily restoring last night's backup with the push of a button?

    Sorry for the pain...
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    Re: Argh!

    Surgically removing a dead hard drive and waiting on a new one from Amazon would be the first steps to that procedure. Even so, it's going to be a massive PITA reinstalling all the music software with the various copy protection schemes, etc. Nuendo requires a USB dongle, so hopefully I can just reinstall it and plug in the dongle. Don't remember what was required for Giga Studio 3.

    But fortunately, I have nothing better to do with my day...
    Christopher Duncan
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    www.PracticalUSA.com


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    Re: Argh!

    Chris, you have my sympathy. It's happened to me twice.
    Good luck!

    Terry

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    Wow, sorry to hear. No back up HD? Hey, at least the Vette still starts!
    OK, OK, just trying to cheer you up.
    Styxx

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    Re: Argh!

    That's a real pain.
    Hope you did'nt lose too much of your important files.
    Happened to me too...
    now I have all projects on two HD's and two DVD's....

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    Re: Argh!

    I keep my data on separate drives and backup the projects. This was the operating system drive, which means the pain and suffering of reinstalling the OS and all the software. What fun.
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Argh!

    But you know something good could come out of all this misfortune... like me reading this thread making me decide to get a backup hd.

    sorry, just tryin to cheer ya up. Hope your re-installs go well and uneventfuly smooth.

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    Re: Argh!

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaf
    But you know something good could come out of all this misfortune... like me reading this thread making me decide to get a backup hd.

    sorry, just tryin to cheer ya up. Hope your re-installs go well and uneventfuly smooth.
    Hey, happy to help.
    Christopher Duncan
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    Re: Argh!

    I presume the system will power up and the POST screen, etc all come up? Just not past the point of getting to the hard drive?

    That would be "good" news in the sense of everything ELSE being okay.... still, it's a good time to run Memtest86+ to make sure your RAM has no errors either - just in case of a power surge or something. A bad power supply can ruin everything inside a PC one bit at a time or all at once.
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