It happened a day after I did a recovery of the laptop system. I did a backup of my important stuff before I did the recovery. However, after the recovery, I transferred them all BACK to the desktop, leaving no backup copy, much like “undoing” the backup. Stupid, I know. Not long after, there was an error message when I tried to boot the laptop. I was asked to insert the recovery disc to run the Vista repair program. However, the menu only allowed me to reformat, without an option to repair. Which is obviously a problem since all my important stuff was back in the laptop!
Eventually I manage to solve the problem. With the help of Ubuntu, I managed to extract the files from my laptop, and then I proceeded to reformat the laptop of course. It took me quite some time and probably would have been longer without Alex’s guidance. I came across meaningless tech jargon like BIOS, MDR, .iso etc.
Now my laptop is fixed and it seems smoother, even when compared to the last few recoveries I made. The whole thing made me realise that since I was here, I had to solve all my laptop issues on my own (with some help from friends). Perhaps I should also say, it wasn’t only laptop issues that I had to learn to solve, but many problems in life in general.
So, feeling self-satisfied, extremely independent and content, I wrote this post. Cheers!
p.s. ubuntu is great for retrieving files from your system when Windows won’t boot!
I didn’t realise that the first day of Chinese New Year was the day I flew back from Prague until a month ago.
I didn’t notice when Chap Goh Mei was until I read my friends’ blog about it.
I didn’t do anything Chinese or special during that 15 days, AT ALL!!
After all, I feel that I couldn’t create the Chinese New Year atmosphere, hence didn’t intend to do anything about it.
But I still want my angpows!!!!!!!! 🙁
cafe, all the more so when you’re in the cafe almost everyday.
Sometimes I wondered if it will be interesting to post a short note on tiny eccentricities that set different people apart.
There is a customer who comes in every early in the morning for a cup of cappuccino and a butter croissant. He never orders anything else. He is almost always the first customer during the day, every weekday, however this week he has not been appearing. On holiday, or up to something else?
Also, my Malaysia mobile number has been deactivated long time ago.