On Wednesday about a min before calling it a night and going to sleep my hard drive decided to say goodbye. Basically everything started going extremely slow then things started to disappear. At first I thought it was a virus, but soon realized it was my HD. I have 2 HDs, one main and one just for my OS and it happened that the main one that died.
So Thursday I went to BestBuy to see if they could recover anything (which they couldn’t) as well as pick up a new HD and an external HD that I’m using to backup all my stuff (I’ve learned my lesson). Now the good news is that I had a backup of my files on DVDs, however my last backup was 9 months ago. Ouch! I ended up losing a lot of pics, music as well as other things. But all my important files were on my OS HD so I lost nothing there. Now, since I had everything installed on my main drive, I still had to reinstall everything which took about a day and I’m now back to about 99% of where I was before the crash.
I knew it was coming too, I could tell by the sound and just kept putting off backing up my stuff, stupid. Anyway, lesson learned.