And hard drives used to last longer than a couple years.

John Lee



At 10:50 AM 4/7/08 -0500, Ray Shahan wrote:
>I guess the irony in all of this is that Senior Gates made his mark by
>making computers easy for the non-computer literate to use!!!
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Steve Gray [mailto:sgray@abtechsupport.com]
>Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 10:32 AM
>To: Ray Shahan; HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU
>Subject: RE: [HP3000-L] OT: MS VISTA (more pain)
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>I had something similar happen with my PC running Vista Ultimate. I ran
>the Backup and Recovery software that comes with Vista Ultimate and had
>a copy of my files via this backup utility when my 150GB hard drive
>failed. I replaced the 150GB hard drive with a new 250GB hard drive and
>attempted the recovery process. Vista told me it couldn't recover my
>data because my hardware configuration had changed. I contacted M$ and
>was informed that I'd have to purchase the same 150GB drive and install
>it in order to be able to recover my files with their Backup/Recovery
>utility. I researched this problem and eventually found a way to open
>the backup file and recover my data to the new 250GB drive, but M$ sure
>didn't make it easy. I had to install M$ Virtual Server software to
>open the backup file and access my files.
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>Regards,
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>Steve Gray
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> Message-----
>From: HP-3000 Systems Discussion [mailto:HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU] On
>Behalf Of Ray Shahan
>Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 10:00 AM
>To: HP3000-L@RAVEN.UTC.EDU
>Subject: [HP3000-L] OT: MS VISTA (more pain)
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>Like a good PC user, I always backed up all our pics/docs/etc. to an
>external hard drive (Western Digital) on my XP box (my XP box died) for
>the past 4 years. When I went to load the drivers for the WD hard
>drive, so I could restore all those pic/docs/etc from that external hard
>drive to my new VISTA box, I got a *&^%$ dialogue box from VISTA that
>said there are know compatibility issues with the drivers for my hard
>drive and VISTA - please contact the software author for resolution
>(don't recall the exact syntax of the message).
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>While I mean no disrespect towards Wirt, I couldn't help but recall his
>quote: "On the whole, I'm very impressed with the design of Microsoft's
>OS. I am certainly impressed with the amount of documentation available
>for Windows, and I am deeply impressed with Microsoft's committment to
>backwards compatibility."
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>At any rate, I truly hope the fabled SP1 resolves this issue, but until
>then, I guess I have to use my jump drive to unload (1 gig at a time)
>the WD drive, so I can restore the pics/docs/etc. to my new 'backwards
>compatible' VISTA machine via an older XP laptop I have.
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>Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
>in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside,
>thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming:
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>-- WOW!!! What a Ride!!!
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