OH MY GODS.
JUST. JUST WOW.
Okay, so to be honest, I’m not 100% sober right now. I’ve had a few drinks since I got home from work today (my normal time, for fucking once), and one more shot at dinner, but I started computer work on my old Surface AND Toshiba first (for the record, my Toshiba laptop is a Satellite brand, inherited from my dad. Not exactly “recently”) yesterday, very shortly after I discovered that my old Surface screen was “more than just a little messed up”. I pulled out the Toshiba I hadn’t turned on in about a year, and tried to update it with the very latest drivers.
I turned it off before I went to bed.
I woke up before work and started an updating process.
…It remained the same goddamn screen I left it at when I returned home from work 7 1/2 hours.
Tried to find a solution. Found one. Downloaded a media copy of Windows 10 onto an external hard drive I kept important files on.
IT ERASED ALL MY FILES.
I didn’t know it would happen, nor did ANY of the sites I visited STATE it would happen.
THERE WAS A LOT OF KEEPERS OF BALANCE WORK ON THERE.
AS WELL AS MUSIC.
AND IMPORTANT PERSONAL DOCUMENTS.
Thankfully, because I’ve been working off the Surface this entire time, a lot of files that were on the 1TB external drive were on the micro SD card in my Surface. The things that weren’t saved are personal documents (that I have in paper anyways), and maybe some music that my dad gave me.
…speaking of which, I have him to thank for getting me a new Surface Pro 3 so soon (I guess the screen was too messed up to salvage). After taking me and his girlfriend out to dinner, I was able to return to the tasks at hand with a semi-fresh mind.
…even while traumatized that so much data was lost.
But nevertheless, the status: my new Surface is up and running…though, I think the internal fan might be a bit wonky for this machine. But still, far better than nothing. However, my Toshiba…I decided to just do a total factory restore. It’s taking a long time, and dad admitted that it might not be able to run Windows 10…but I need a powerhouse to run my editing studios, and to back up KoB data and other project data onto the harddrive I had for it. Thanks to my brother, though, I might be able to recover some data that was on the external.
This…has been a stressful day. I’ve been frustrated, angry, impatient, and borderline bitchy the entire day. My mood started to lighten when I got off work and restarted my work on the computers…but now, I just remain tired, exhausted, and unsure. I…I’m missing some software from my Surface that I’ll have to pay for, again…but both of my credit cards are maxed out, and I haven’t taken out a loan yet to help pay for those…I…I have to keep moving forward. This is my dream…I have to keep doing this.