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Ninjahedge
06-24-2013, 02:31 PM
OK,

Basic story, my wife decided the update was taking too long, so she interrupted it and rebooted it on her laptop.

CRASH

The only option that kept coming up was an ASUS reconstruct. I (erroneously) chose to install Windows on "1 partition" thinking it knew the partition and would just overwrite windows on it (keeping much data on the other partition).

No. It borked it. I will have to double check to make sure that it did repartition and just did not MAP the other partition, but still.


Now, the questions I have are like this:

1. Is there any way to make a recovery-stick for the USB port? I know there are ways, but I do not know how to make one. I am not sure my wife got a W7 disk with her machine that could make one.

2. Will making a full backup of the drive (on the server) help prevent this in the future? Is there a way to ghost it and reconstruct it after-crash?

3. Is there any way to check for the data that may have been de-mapped but not lost?

4. Was there any way to avoid this bork (short of NOT REBOOTING MID-UPDATE!)?


TiA

Wes
06-24-2013, 07:56 PM
I've given up on computer getting slower and slower, and crashing after using it for over a year.

On my desktop, I keep all my photos and files in a separate drives. When the computer acts up, i just reload the whole thing. By the end of the day, it still save me a lot of time. No more crash/reboot. No more slowness, etc.

For the notebooks, even easily. Most have the one-button factory restore. Hit the button, give it a few hours, and I have a brand new computer.

Ninjahedge
06-25-2013, 03:46 PM
I think that is what happened. Factory restore.

Problem is with all of the software that was on it.... Also, even though we have a 4+TB server, she does not store anything on it....

Lesson learned.

I guess the other question would be this, are there any recovery programs worth loading to get some of this stuff back? the programs will need to be re-installed, but data is data...