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Yesterday, I crashed...

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Yup... I couldn't believe it.

I was workin on a map for DoomWorld called 'Escape Post Hell' and it was awesome then suddenly, the power flickered and my computer rebooted... DAMNIT!

so I waited for windows to come back up but I didn't see it... suddenly, 'Windows could not load because the follow file is missing or corrupt: WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM' DAMNIT!

So we had to dump the system and I lost some good stuff and I gotta restart that map again!

Don't you hate days like this? Post your worstest computer days on here... Excuse me while I go postal... *loads shotgun while laughing like a maniac*

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I had glboom go mental on me a little while ago. For no apparent reason, it lost its config settings, and reverted to the defaults. It took me a good half-hour to get the mouse sensitivity back to something I was happy with.

So I can understand exactly how you feel. :p


Er, worst computer days. Well, there was one occasion when I accidentally used a data obliterating utility on my entire hard-disk. That kinda sucked.

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*SCREAMS* eeek, also, about a floppy, well when we bought our pc, it only came with a restore cd which in this case, restores windows (dumps system...)

We could not fix it so darn... but I will start on Doomworld's Escape Post Hell map again... hmm maybe you all can give some ideas what I could include in thee map ;)

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Wouldn't it make more sense to escape the losers forum? You can't get trapped in post hell :P

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And the moral of the story is...

Backup your wads often, and keep at least one copy off your pc. That's why floppies are so important, and I don't see the point in phasing them out.

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Ugh, floppies.

Back your maps up to cd/dvd. The only possible excuse for having floppies anymore is as an emergency boot disk. But I have no floppy drive so for me that's pointless heh.

That's a nasty crash btw, but seeing how as I first thought you'd crashed a vehicle or something when I saw the thread title I guess it's all relative.

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The Ultimate DooMer said:

And the moral of the story is...

Backup your wads often, and keep at least one copy off your pc. That's why floppies are so important, and I don't see the point in phasing them out.

If you seriously keep backups on floppy disks you need your head examined. I dont trust floppy disks to hold data for more than 5 minutes, if even that.

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Yeah this anti-floppy movement is weird. I mean, they're the equivalent of little pocket notebooks or scraps of paper you can keep handy or carry around. Not everyone is a computer specialist or whatever and has all sorts of kinds of storing devices, and a floppy can certainly store wads (except huge bloated megawads) and its quite universal and you can expect to receive a floppy with info once in a while (as long as you don't live in the moon.)

A good place to store DOOM stuff in addition to all sorts of storage drives is on the web; get some free webspace, for instance, which usually gives you 20-30 MB, which is certainly good enough for most DOOM related material.

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no no, I do have backups of my entire doom folder which holds legacy and my copy of Deepsea ;) except most of my latest stuff was lost... (1-2 days worth of stuff) and then I had some games and crap install but that can all be replaced if I want to get them back.


Hmm... no, you cannot Escape post hell, remember? The mods can lock you up ;) heh.


So, Post Hell is erm, gonna kick your ass. ;) hehehe
*hops to work*


CDS? Floppies? Nah, we have a 2nd harddrive. (d:\) so when we dumped the system, Only the main drive c:\ (which windows is on) was cleaned. :D

Always gotta have a storage drive.

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every year, right before finals, my laptop seems to enjoy CRASHING the day before my first exam. It really sucked freshman year. Thank God for the backups I make now. I'm surprized I even passed 9th grade when that happened the first time.

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I complained to Dell about a hard drive making loud grinding noises during virus scans, and they overnighted me a spare hard drive.

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AndrewB said:

Did you try booting off a floppy and copying your map from the hard drive?

always works. here is a hint use something besides XP. power crashes XP so easily, happened to me like 5 times. mainly it is because of this 'restore'disk. its not pure windows and it adds a ton of junk which makes a system unstable. get a pure version. also this is why i partion, i have a 2GB partion for windows core files, a 36GB partion for everything else and another 2GB partions for swap.

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I've never had any problems with a floppy losing any files or making them unreadable, though I have had many experiences with floppy disks suddenly becoming unuseable (usually after being used a few times) and like a week ago one of my aptmates had a floppy that his computer couldn't read, my computer couldn't read and another aptmate's computer couldn't read, but when he went to the computer lab one of those computers had no problems reading it (he emailed the contents to himself). weird shit. generally when I make backups I stick them on my server though. I don't usually bugger with cds, I dunno why tho, habit I guess

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most of the times my CD burner kicks half way through a CD...i got lucky and backed up my drive with the last 4 i had (took me 3 times =/ )

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