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#1 Bo Bruce

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

my SSD HD died..just returned from my tech place and was told its gone. ALL gone. i'm here on my wife's laptop.

don't email me, i have no email. it will be a couple days before i get the pc back, then start to put it all back together... i can't even imagine. i don't know what i don't KNOW!   i'm sick.....
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 02:48 PM

:Flush:  sorry buddy :Eyecrazy:
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Posted 27 January 2018 - 08:41 PM

Bummer, man!  :wounded1:
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:37 AM

So sorry to learn this, Bo.  :(

Isn't sad how we've become so dependent on our 'devices'?  And that includes moi.  Time to go 'back to the land'?

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 01:07 PM

Sorry to hear.  Was your backup strategy adequate?
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:34 PM

my backup strategy was not adequate. its all gone.
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

That sucks Bruce, if you need help reinstalling you know where to find me. We might even get the 69Xs to work :)

View PostDonnie Yourth, on 28 January 2018 - 05:37 AM, said:

Isn't sad how we've become so dependent on our 'devices'?  And that includes moi.  Time to go 'back to the land'?

How do I install GPL on a tree and where do I plug in the internets?
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

yes Michi ... and Bob S.  and all the others that have offered assistance to get 69x and SportCar mod to work~  now a fresh install will address all that. the worriesome issue is i've lost all setups...g25 install and FF settings the graphic card setup.... and who knows what else ~ what i DO NEED from EVERYONE is your EMAIL ADDY (Send to bobruce@comcast.net) i've lost all contacts... and i don't know what else i've lost. each time i think of something, its another punch in the stomach.

also - i think - i sent my 'coins' spreadsheet to someone (John? MIchael?)  if you still have it, please send it! otherwise, that too will be a large headache to start anew :(  

i will be able to download all the data from the website (eventually) but its all HTML not excel(formulas) as far as i know...  so i will be able to use as a template, but the formulas will need to be redone.  off the top of head till i see the pages 1 by 1, to know more of what i have to do.

THanks!
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

View PostBo Bruce, on 28 January 2018 - 03:14 PM, said:

yes Michi ... and Bob S.  and all the others that have offered assistance to get 69x and SportCar mod to work~  now a fresh install will address all that. the worriesome issue is i've lost all setups...g25 install and FF settings the graphic card setup.... and who knows what else ~ what i DO NEED from EVERYONE is your EMAIL ADDY (Send to bobruce@comcast.net) i've lost all contacts... and i don't know what else i've lost. each time i think of something, its another punch in the stomach.

also - i think - i sent my 'coins' spreadsheet to someone (John? MIchael?)  if you still have it, please send it! otherwise, that too will be a large headache to start anew :(  

i will be able to download all the data from the website (eventually) but its all HTML not excel(formulas) as far as i know...  so i will be able to use as a template, but the formulas will need to be redone.  off the top of head till i see the pages 1 by 1, to know more of what i have to do.

THanks!
sending from my wife's laptop and limited communication til i get a pc again.

Are the formulae reconstructible using the information on website only or was there something else in them?HTML is easy to paste into html so if all the info required for the computation is online I could try and build something. Just need to know what you want to compute, plus inputs

Edited by Michkov, 28 January 2018 - 05:25 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

i used MS excel to build all pages that had formula's... but then saved them as HTML, so i don't think the formula's are saved in that change.  test one, say an easy one like laps lead... copy/paste into excel,and see if when you enter a # in a cell that the 'total' at right changes... i don't think it will.
but i also think i can reconstruct from the website when i am able to download all
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 07:28 AM

Sorry to hear mate :-( If you need a hand with anything just sing out.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

Bloody hell, That's terrible. I was in the same situation about 4 years ago,  There is stuff I never got back (Photo's etc) which annoys me to this day. I now make good use of the various cloud options available and purchased a few USB sticks so I have more copies than I really need of the irreplaceable stuff.

I can't help with the Coins sheet I'm afraid. :( I went through all mails going back to way before the discussions and could only find html & jpg's.

I know there are utilities out there which can build Excel sheets from html pages (Such as https://www.coolutil...ne/HTML-to-XLS# ). But I think you at least need a pivot table or similar and formula otherwise you are just getting the numbers.

As others have said, anything we can do (Just donkey work to get the figures back together) don't hesitate to ask.
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:01 PM

if you ever find as good a Tech shop as i have, cherish it and support it. those guys know their stuff.... i've a new SSD/HD.... but they were able to clone everything from the old one!
deep breath... satisfied sigh, and huge relief doesn't say enough -   but i learned alot about 'me' and now much i live/depend on a machine (hint TOO DAMN MUCH)   it wasn't til this morning that i didn't think about stopping to check email, out of habit - plain/simple.... i guess my body needed the off and purge as much as the machine :)
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:27 PM

Fantastic news Bo,

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:47 PM

done and/or doing as i type!
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:49 PM

WOOHOO!  Great news, Captain.  100% restored or...

#17 Bo Bruce

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

yep// cloned to a new disk, AFTER they fired it up and w10 loaded (it wasn't before) ... before = the Malwarebytes update that went bad.  a LOT of people were affected and on deep discussion, it wasn't MY fault :)
and now all backup ~
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Posted 31 January 2018 - 08:42 AM

Great to hear everything's restored bud! :)

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:44 PM

I save all my setups and replays to the cloud. It takes 10 min or so.




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