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On March 11th '03 the hard disk on my main desktop PC crashed. (Not the server that this site runs on — there's no problem there). All of the data on the PC's drive was found to be irretrievable (unless I want to spend an estimated $3,500 with a data recovery service, and even then there are no guarantees). The cause was a failure of the bearings in the Toshiba hard drive. The drive was only 18 months old.

Fortunately I have backups of most important files as well as all of the image files that were on the disk. And, applications can be easily reloaded on a new drive. But, I did lose some important data. This includes...

— Everyone on my January 2004 African Safari workshop or waitlist

Please click here to send me an email with all of your contact information

— Everyone who has registered for the Summer 2004 Iceland Workshop waitlist

Please click here to re-register for the Iceland Workshop

— Anyone who has submitted articles for publication that are not already online

Please click here to send me an email with your article

I apologize for any inconvenience. Are you properly backed up?


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Concepts: Personal computer, Digital audio player, Floppy disk, Server, Computer, Hard disk drive, Backup, 1927

Entities: Toshiba, Iceland, Michael Reichmann, Michael

Tags: Iceland Workshop, Iceland Workshop waitlist, Toshiba hard drive, main desktop pc, data recovery service, hard disk, new drive, March 11th, important data, important files, African Safari, contact information, email, The drive, backups, Michael