It's just this little chromium switch, here... (derspatchel) wrote,
It's just this little chromium switch, here...
derspatchel

30 gigs nearly down the drain

Being an exciting story of drive transfers between computers and the wacky romantic entanglements that can ensue.

CHAPTER 1

COMPUTER: Hey I see there's a disk drive here.
ME: Yes.
COMPUTER: Wanna mount a partition?
ME: Yes, please.
COMPUTER: I'm gonna format it now.
ME: Wait, what
COMPUTER: Formatting: 1%
ME: NO NO NO NO NO NO STOP STOP STOP WHAT ARE YOU DOING
COMPUTER: Looks like something got messed up.
ME: No shit something got messed up. Where was my confirmation dialog that says "OH HEY DO YOU WANT TO FORMAT THIS?"
COMPUTER: I dunno.
ME: I want my data back.
COMPUTER: Well...
ME: I want my data back NOW.
COMPUTER: Let's put things into proper perspective here.
ME: I want my data back NOW, YOU WHORE
COMPUTER: On a scale from one to fucked...
ME: Yeah?
COMPUTER: You're fucked.
ME: Goddammit.
COMPUTER: Should've run backups.
ME: Should've kicked you inna teef when I had the chance.
COMPUTER: I don't have teeth.
ME: And you don't have a decent OS, either. Oh well. At least my loss is just one drive with some game installs, edited images, nothing I can't easily replace.
COMPUTER: Well, actually...
ME: What.
COMPUTER: This was the drive with your MP3s, coaster designs, pinball tables you'd been working on since 2001, the Jean Shepherd episodes you hadn't finished burning to CD...
ME: No.
COMPUTER: Not my fault.
ME: Okay, so you just nuked the FAT32 information first. You didn't wipe everything clean. There has to be a chance of some kind of recovery.
COMPUTER: You should have been making backu--
ME: I SWEAR TO GOD I'LL SHOVE THIS HEX BIT SCREWDRIVER RIGHT UP YOUR PRIMARY IDE CHAIN IF YOU FINISH THAT WORD.
COMPUTER: --ps.
ME: THAT'S IT
COMPUTER: Don't hurt me, I have a wife and three TTYs%Connection closed by foreign host.

CHAPTER 2

ME: Hey there, powerful disk recovery utility.
POWERFUL DISK RECOVERY UTILITY: Hello. Is there some partition information you'd like me to fuck around with?
ME: You know it.
COMPUTER: Hey, that utility just ended a sentence with a proposition. Some super powerful utility that is.
ME: Listen, do you want me to set fire to your RAM chips?
POWERFUL DISK RECOVERY UTILITY: Hey, I found this partition that somehow had its information messed with.
COMPUTER: Wonder how that happened.
POWERFUL DISK RECOVERY UTILITY: You want I should make it as it was before?
ME: You know it, G.
COMPUTER: He calls everybody G. Don't feel so awesome about it.
POWERFUL DISK RECOVERY UTILITY: Ding! Fries are done.
ME: Aw, thanks! You're the best!
POWERFUL DISK RECOVERY UTILITY: Think nothing of it. Looks my work here is done, time to go back to my home planet ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP
COMPUTER: Hey, you stole that from your own Cat Town episode.
ME: Yeah, the one you nearly nuked.
COMPUTER: If anybody wants me, I'll be in the corner sulking.
ME: I'll make a note of that.
COMPUTER: And leaking memory.
ME: Whatever, hooker.

fin
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