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PC Makes A Grown Man Cry

Please Back Up Your PC

It has been about two years since the incident and until now I have been unable to talk about it; literally.

You see… my hard drive crashed, and I hadn’t done any BACKUPS for a year prior. Way back when I was only backing up really important files to recordable CD. So I lost everything; family pictures, graphics and websites I had designed, books I had started to write, recordings of my precious little daughters voices, music, tax documents, software…. EVERYTHING!

I assumed the position, put my forehead in my hands….and CRIED like I have never cried before.

As I said, it has been two years, and I am now just getting over it. The question is did I learn from it? Well NO, up until today I had not performed another back up. Was I crazy? Yes. Was it sheer laziness? Absolutely! But something in my gut told me it was time to protect my hard earned data, and NO this isn’t a pitch for some online storage site. I simply went out bought a 120G one touch back up drive for $100, plugged it in and backed up my hard drives.

No more tears, no more pain… just a big freaking sigh of relief.

I’m making it my mission to tell as many people as I can this month, and so far of the ten people I talked with today, not one has recently backed up their PC. Its a shame really, as you don’t miss it until its gone… and it is enough to make anyone cry!

When is  the last time you backed up your PC?

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Comments

Allan Cui

I am good at backing up my PC, you know, sometimes, when my PC get slower, i wii use the “one key to reset” function. Since there is not many important Documents in it, so it doesn’t matter how to back up.
haha

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