Friday, December 5, 2008

Corruption!

OK, so I haven't posted about anything these last few days.

I was going to post pictures of Jeffrey's 8th birthday BUT my SD card somehow got corrupted and when my computer (all knowing, all seeing) asked if I would like to repair the damage I answered Yes.

Now I answered NO the first time it asked me and it let me continue on to view all my lovely pictures of the sweet little face blowing out all his candles, opening his gifts... you know typical kid birthday stuff that parents live for.

But I digress...so I answered Yes the next time I slid my card into the computer slot and lo and behold BAM!!!

"The damage has been repaired." Followed by " The card in the slot is not formatted.. would you like to format now???"

Well OK I say... and click YES followed by the words of doom:

"If you format this card all information on the card will be lost"

So I am now in possession of a card that I cannot view, nor can I use because my computer will not recognize it unless I press the "destroy all" button.

I do however have a get out of jail free card.

Last January on one of our trips to Disney World, Alex thought he would check out all the pictures we took by viewing them in the camera's view screen. Somehow as he was scrolling through the 40 or so pictures we had already taken, he conveniently erased each and every single one of them.

After a brief bout of hysterics and after we got home I bought one of those recovery programs and it did its job and found every lost picture. When things are gone in electronic land, things are not really gone. Believe me, I know this for a fact because I watch NCIS and they are always recovering data that some bad guy thinks he has cleverly erased. Who needs to go to college when you can learn all you need to know on these realistic and completely factual shows!

So I am now in pursuit of my recovery program CD which has conveniently gone missing, probably in desk drawer someplace. All I need now is a program that can help me find THAT and I will be all set.

So because I know its boring to read posts without pictures, I will leave you with this:

Sometimes ya gotta let your hair down and have a good time!


1 comment:

Christa said...

I almost didn't make it to the end of the blog in my hurry to run to the other computer and get the photo recovery software name to send you!! So glad you got the pictures back. Unfortunately, my new Kodak camera does not show up on my screen as an actual drive, nor does my HD SD card work in the computer slot, so I'm screwed if that happens to my card!