I CAN'T BELIEVE IT - I LOST ALL MY DATA FROM LAST 5 YEARS
I can't believe that this is happening to me. I lost all my data from my computer. It started two weeks ago. My husband faced some problem on internet he followed all the instruction of fixing it through our internet subscriber. Next day I faced same problem and restarted the comp. And that's it... the start of all my problems. It didn't restart instead showed me a message that some ntsf file is missing or corrupted. I searched on internet and found the solution through internet. Did everything step by step but it didn't work. I chatted through hp representative for three hours and tried to work out something with her but it didn't work. Finally she told me that my hard drive has gone bad and I have to buy new one. I gave up all my hopes when one of my friends came to rescue me, her husband said that he can retrieve all the data in another hard drive and then refurbish my whole computer. He gave me a gleam of hope. I send my comp. to him. He did everything what he could to retrieve but couldn't retrieve my files and finally gave up and refurbished my comp. He told me that there were more than 300 viruses were in my hard drive and they damaged all my files. Now I have fully cleaned comp. which is working wonderfully. It's almost like having a new compute. But I don't know whether I should get happy that my comp. is fixed or should get mad that all of my data is lost. I was using this comp. from last 5 years. All the data from those years is lost. I don't know what to say now or what to do. I am completely lost. Especially now I know that there is no hope to retrieve all those works. My pictures, art works, portfolio, website designs, all the documents from my two years of master degree and God knows what more which I can't think of right now. Everything is gone. It's like somebody very close to me died and took all my memories with him/herself. As if my house caught fire and I lost everything in it. I don't know what to say or do right now.
I just want to know why these people hack other's comp. What do they get from it? I lost my data and they didn't get anything. They might be sitting somewhere and laughing on me. I am feeling so foolish right now, furious and frustrated too. Especially I am mad on myself. Just few weeks ago I was thinking of exactly this problem and saving my files but each day something else coming up and I was postponing this to another day. Now I am asking myself. Why didn't I save it then? Why did I do this and that? I am still struggling with what if I had done this or that.... Or I should have done this and that. But now nothing can be done. It is gone and I am standing here empty handed.
I don't know what I can do right now to come out of these feelings. But I know I can do one thing. Whatever is gone is gone, I can't get it back but I learned few things from it. Hope you will pay over-attention to it and try to save your data's before loosing it.
Save your data every now and then.
Make 2-3 backup CDs. of your data.
Have latest virus protection on your comp.
Never ever keep things for tomorrow.
Keep one or two back up CD of your system file too.
Learn how to fix your computer problems by yourself and never rely on anybody else.