Welp, I don’t think I’ll be drawing again any time soon…
Apparently the HDD is dead…which is kinda not good since all the posters I was gonna print are on there. Of course if anyone knows how to fix it please let me know…
I can still check messages with my phone and stuff…but yeah. I’m gonna be out of order until this gets fixed….if it can get fixed.
Why not ask a geek? Lol.
Anyway, you can try to recover your files on the disk, if it’s not completely toasted. If you have access to any working computer with a CD write drive and a blank CD (not a re-writable), you could try giving the computer something to boot off of, then mounting the HDD for search and rescue.
First, you’ll need something to boot off of. For this, any live-CD Linux will do you pretty well. I, personally, have tried and have had some success with Puppy Linux. Plus it’s pretty user friendly and (obviously) free (link at the bottom). Download the “puppy-2.16.1-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso” file and burn that ISO to a disk (I’ll record a tutorial on how to do that right after I finish this).
Once that’s done, turn on your computer and place the Linux disc in the disc drive. Re-start your computer, leaving the disc in the drive. BAM! If the motherboard is configured to allow boot from CD (which should be it’s backup by default) then Puppy Linux should boot up.
From the Puppy GUI, it should be quite easy to locate the drive in question (on the desktop). Double click it to mount it, then open it and locate your files and save them to a USB stick (if you have a USB stick in the computer, double click it’s icon on the desktop before you move stuff to it. You’ll see what I mean.
(^main Puppy Linux site, if you want/need it)