OT - Sick Computer and MasterCook

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Damsel in dis Dress, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Just wanted to let you guys know. I'm not sure how much longer I can
    use my computer. My hard drive seems to be crumbling. Some things
    work, others don't. If we can't fix it, I'll be gone for at least a
    month.

    Once everything is either stabilized or repaired, I'll be asking people
    for any copies they have of my cookbook and my mom's. None of the
    others are critical.

    Currently, my recipes are all showing up individually, but doing
    anything with the "Carol" cookbook freezes MasterCook solid.

    Over and out (hopefully not for long),
    Carol
     
    Tags:


  2. Tony P.

    Tony P. Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Just wanted to let you guys know. I'm not sure how much longer I can
    > use my computer. My hard drive seems to be crumbling. Some things
    > work, others don't. If we can't fix it, I'll be gone for at least a
    > month.
    >
    > Once everything is either stabilized or repaired, I'll be asking people
    > for any copies they have of my cookbook and my mom's. None of the
    > others are critical.
    >
    > Currently, my recipes are all showing up individually, but doing
    > anything with the "Carol" cookbook freezes MasterCook solid.
    >
    > Over and out (hopefully not for long),
    > Carol
    >
    >


    Get a new hard drive roughly priced at $100, and a copy of Norton Ghost
    (About $60). You can clone the old drive to the new and Ghost also does
    dynamic sizing. If your old drive was 40GB and the new one 160GB it'll
    dynamically size the drive giving you an additional 120GB of space on
    the volume.

    I've been using it for years. It most recently saved a server that some
    nitwit had configured as RAID 0 with a two drive setup. When one drive
    started crapping out all bets were off. Thing was, it was intermitent.

    I was able to use Ghost to image it to a RAID 1 drive set. Then replaced
    the bad drive and mirrored it back forming a RAID 10 set.

    Another good thing to have is Knoppix. It's a CD bootable Linux
    distribution with the KDE (K Desktop Environment) that reads NTFS
    volumes and can connect to pretty much anything via NFS, SMB (SMB is
    Windows Server Message Blocks - which is how Windows does file shares.)

    Knoppix is free to download and create a bootable CD from.
     
  3. Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
    > Just wanted to let you guys know. I'm not sure how much longer I can
    > use my computer. My hard drive seems to be crumbling. Some things
    > work, others don't. If we can't fix it, I'll be gone for at least a
    > month.
    >


    Carol,

    You must find a way to fix it! 'At least a month' is far, far too
    long...

    Karen MacInerney
    Kitchen experimenter, family chauffeur, and culinary mystery author
    www.karenmacinerney.com
     
  4. Steve Wertz

    Steve Wertz Guest

    On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:06:40 -0500, Tony P.
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Get a new hard drive roughly priced at $100, and a copy of Norton Ghost
    >(About $60). You can clone the old drive to the new and Ghost also does
    >dynamic sizing. If your old drive was 40GB and the new one 160GB it'll
    >dynamically size the drive giving you an additional 120GB of space on
    >the volume.


    I just used Acronis Migrate Easy to move my 40gb to a 250gb. The
    trial version lasts for 30 days and did everything I needed
    (allowed me to create custom partition sizes). Worked like a
    charm, and costs $0.

    http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/migrateeasy/

    -sw
     
  5. Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
    > Just wanted to let you guys know. I'm not sure how much longer I can
    > use my computer. My hard drive seems to be crumbling. Some things
    > work, others don't. If we can't fix it, I'll be gone for at least a
    > month.
    >
    > Currently, my recipes are all showing up individually, but doing
    > anything with the "Carol" cookbook freezes MasterCook solid.


    I tried posting a few minutes ago, but the post hasn't shown up. If
    you're running Windows, consider installing the following patch:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-001.mspx
    It's a serious, serious problem.

    I received this info in e-mail after my initial post. Thanks,
    mysterious stranger!

    Carol
     
  6. My computer crashed - again. Crash reformatted it - again. I need
    people's e-mail addresses - again. I'm tearing out my hair - again.

    I need Mom's recipes, which I didn't find the last time around. Does
    anyone have that cookbook? I've got my own recipes taken care of.
    Thanks, Dora!

    Barb, I'm taking your advice and writing everything down. Thanks for
    the tip!

    I appreciate everyone's patience and willingness to help a Damsel in
    distress.

    Thank you very kindly!
    Carol
     
  7. On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:06:40 -0500, Tony P.
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Get a new hard drive roughly priced at $100, and a copy of Norton Ghost
    >(About $60).


    Sure thing! Wanna send me $160? <G> Thanks for your advice.

    Carol
     
  8. On Mon 16 Jan 2006 05:53:13p, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Damsel in
    dis Dress?

    > My computer crashed - again. Crash reformatted it - again. I need
    > people's e-mail addresses - again. I'm tearing out my hair - again.
    >
    > I need Mom's recipes, which I didn't find the last time around. Does
    > anyone have that cookbook? I've got my own recipes taken care of.
    > Thanks, Dora!
    >
    > Barb, I'm taking your advice and writing everything down. Thanks for
    > the tip!
    >
    > I appreciate everyone's patience and willingness to help a Damsel in
    > distress.
    >
    > Thank you very kindly!
    > Carol
    >


    Carol, I just e-mailed you the Mastercook cookbook I have of your mother's
    recipes. I think it may be all if not most of them. At least it's a
    start.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright Õ¿Õ¬
    __________________________________________________________________
    And if we enter a room full of manure, may we believe in the pony.


    Remove all "xxx's" from address to e-mail directly.
     
  9. Stan  Horwitz

    Stan Horwitz Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Damsel in dis Dress <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My computer crashed - again. Crash reformatted it - again. I need
    > people's e-mail addresses - again. I'm tearing out my hair - again.
    >
    > I need Mom's recipes, which I didn't find the last time around. Does
    > anyone have that cookbook? I've got my own recipes taken care of.
    > Thanks, Dora!
    >
    > Barb, I'm taking your advice and writing everything down. Thanks for
    > the tip!
    >
    > I appreciate every


    Backup, backup, backup! There's no need to maintain written records of
    any computerized information if you do backups on a regular basis.
     
  10. On 17 Jan 2006 02:53:10 +0100, Wayne Boatwright
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Carol, I just e-mailed you the Mastercook cookbook I have of your mother's
    >recipes. I think it may be all if not most of them. At least it's a
    >start.


    God bless you, Wayne. I was devastated at the thought of losing them.

    Carol, smiling
     
  11. On Mon 16 Jan 2006 07:12:15p, Thus Spake Zarathustra, or was it Damsel in dis
    Dress?

    > On 17 Jan 2006 02:53:10 +0100, Wayne Boatwright
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Carol, I just e-mailed you the Mastercook cookbook I have of your mother's
    >>recipes. I think it may be all if not most of them. At least it's a
    >>start.

    >
    > God bless you, Wayne. I was devastated at the thought of losing them.
    >
    > Carol, smiling
    >


    You're more than welcome, Carol. I hope you get everything back.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright Õ¿Õ¬
    __________________________________________________________________
    And if we enter a room full of manure, may we believe in the pony.


    Remove all "xxx's" from address to e-mail directly.
     
  12. Damsel in dis Dress wrote on 16 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking

    > [email protected]>


    I sent a copy of heirloom1 to your above email addy. It is several years
    old and I had stored it on a CD with other collections so it might not be
    as complete as you'd like. But should be a start.

    --
    The eyes are the mirrors....
    But the ears...Ah the ears.
    The ears keep the hat up.
     
  13. Damsel in dis Dress wrote on 16 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking

    > On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:06:40 -0500, Tony P.
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Get a new hard drive roughly priced at $100, and a copy of Norton Ghost
    > >(About $60).

    >
    > Sure thing! Wanna send me $160? <G> Thanks for your advice.
    >
    > Carol
    >


    How about the price of a r/w CD that would work too.

    --
    The eyes are the mirrors....
    But the ears...Ah the ears.
    The ears keep the hat up.
     
  14. On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 20:56:28 -0500, Stan Horwitz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Backup, backup, backup! There's no need to maintain written records of
    >any computerized information if you do backups on a regular basis.


    We made a recent backup, but can't find it anywhere. It's like it's
    disappeard. :(

    Carol
     
  15. On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 02:32:09 GMT, Mr Libido Incognito <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Damsel in dis Dress wrote on 16 Jan 2006 in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 20:06:40 -0500, Tony P.
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Get a new hard drive roughly priced at $100, and a copy of Norton Ghost
    >> >(About $60).

    >>
    >> Sure thing! Wanna send me $160? <G> Thanks for your advice.
    >>
    >> Carol
    >>

    >
    >How about the price of a r/w CD that would work too.


    We have $.42. ::sigh::

    Carol
     
  16. On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 02:30:45 GMT, Mr Libido Incognito <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I sent a copy of heirloom1 to your above email addy


    Thanks, kiddo!

    Carol
     
Loading...