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My refrigerator runneth over

EtiquetteFilter: I had surgery last week and my lovely, sweet friends have signed up to bring a home cooked meal each night until the 29th of December. How do I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Dec 20, 2006 - 34 answers

b0rked partition table! halp!

I have a SATA hard drive with all my data (yeah, I was just about to implement a backup scheme with rsync...), and my Ubuntu installation shit the bed. I'm back up, but the partition table on that drive is kablooey. It is formated ext3, and I have little reason to suspect that the data is not there. Are there any good tools for restoring a partition table on ext3, or can this be done natively? Gparted shows the file system marked as ext3, but with a warning about not being able to open dumpe2fs. [more inside]
posted by adampsyche on Dec 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Help me find a particular Sumsung SP4002H hard drive.

Please help me find a particular Samsung SP4002H 40GB hard drive and save my data. [more inside]
posted by Asef Jil on Dec 8, 2006 - 3 answers

Recovering corrupt data from otherwise fine SD cards

Has a no-brand cybercafe SD card reader borked our honeymoon photos/video, or is there anything we can do to recover them? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Dec 1, 2006 - 5 answers

The blue screen of death is alive and well

Please help me recover my hosed NTFS partition(s). [more inside]
posted by grouse on Oct 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Save my vacation

I need software/service/help for recovering files from my camera's corrupted memory card. 300 photos from my trip to Spain. Poof. I'm using a Mac, the camera's a Panasonic FZ7, and I do not have ready access to a Windows or Linux machine. Disk Warrior appears to be of no avail (Not using a separate card reader, just the camera's USB connection). Anything I can try from the command line or anything like that? [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Oct 9, 2006 - 7 answers

Recovery from Septoplasty?

My fiance is having septoplasty to correct his deviated septum on Monday. What can we expect in terms of how he'll feel and what he'll be able to do after the procedure? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Sep 21, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I get my protected files back?

My motherboard died, and now I need to hook the harddrives up to another PC to get the data off. Problem: Some of it was in the "My Documents" folder, and I can't get to it without being logged on to an admin account. I have no way of doing that, since I can't boot from the old windows installation anymore. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Sep 16, 2006 - 4 answers

What can I do while I recover from surgery?

Do you have ideas for things I can do while recovering from surgery and confined to bed for 10 days? [more inside]
posted by muse on Sep 11, 2006 - 32 answers

Help me archive my image files!

PC-based digital photographer here... Does anyone supplement camera RAW file archives with JPEGs, and/or use any specific browsing/cataloging apps to speed up library searches? [more inside]
posted by brianvan on Sep 6, 2006 - 9 answers

Help make my cat's recovery as comfortable as possible.

Help me make my cat's broken bone recovery as comfortable as possible. Also, help me make her sister less of a bitch. [more inside]
posted by liet on Sep 3, 2006 - 16 answers

Help! I can't boot Windows XP and need help with the Recovery Console

Help! I can't boot Windows XP and need help with the Recovery Console [more inside]
posted by riz1 on Sep 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Can we recover a saved-over Word file?

My parents' neighbor accidentally saved a blank file over the book she's writing in Microsoft Word 2003. The last backup she has is from April. Is there any way to recover a more recent version, or at least pieces of it? [more inside]
posted by jacobm on Sep 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Data recovery experience?

So, my friend's harddrive got wiped. Lost a year's worth of high-res artwork. Does anyone have experience with using a data recovery service? I'm looking specifically for price information, how much data was retrievable, and potentially a recommendation. [more inside]
posted by still on Aug 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me recover data from a crashed HDD.

HDD disaster! Almost all the data I own in the world was on a HDD that got dropped on the floor while spinning (the drive was spinning, not me). [more inside]
posted by dg on Aug 24, 2006 - 9 answers

How to rebuild your lungs

Any way to speed up lung recovery once you've quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Aug 22, 2006 - 18 answers

Data Recovery For A Reimage Computer

I have a harddrive with Windows XP that was accidently reimaged. During the image process the partition table was delete and recreate, the drive was reformatted and the file allocation table is wipe. Data was rewritten to the drive. Am I screwed? [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Aug 18, 2006 - 9 answers

Are these symptoms normal during recovery?

Is brain pressure a normal symptom during the months of recovery after a head injury? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Aug 10, 2006 - 16 answers

Data Recovery program that can get files off of a messed up (but structully sound) NTFS partition?

I have a Partition on my Hard Drive that is telling me it needs formating. The thing is, it shouldn't. Is there a data recovery program that can help me get what I can off it? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Aug 4, 2006 - 3 answers

Can I recover data (pictures) from a bad DVD-R?

Can I recover data (pictures) from a bad DVD-R? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on Jul 31, 2006 - 8 answers

What can be sent as a present to an 8 years old kid recovering in a hospital from serious cardiac surgery?

This 8 years old kid came from Madrid, Spain to New York where he was treated for a serious cardiac problem at Mount Sinai. He had surgery and is recovering well. He will leave the ICU soon and a group of friends from Madrid wanted to send him some kind of present to cheer him up. I don't actually know the kid. But a friend of mine is part of said "group of friends" and they asked me to figure out what can be done. Hire a magician? send him a bunch of toys? books? a stripper? all of the above? I suppose the stripper would be a bad idea, what with blood pressure and all that. But I'm sure there are plenty of "special surprises" and original ideas for his age group and health condition. Oh, and he speaks both english and spanish, so language shouldn't be an issue.
posted by sd on Jul 6, 2006 - 5 answers

XP Drive maitenance/recovery options

Windows XP Drive maintenance, recovery and restore tools. Looking for what's in your toolboxes. [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Jul 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Recovery CD for HP 750N?

Anyone know a reputable location to get a recovery CD for an HP Pavilion 750n - or if such a thing even exists? [more inside]
posted by true on Jul 5, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me ease the suffering of a family member with cancer.

OncologyFilter: An immediate family member has colorectal cancer. I need advice and recommendations in several areas. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Recovery of Word 6.0 Doc

Help me recover a seemingly corrupted Microsoft Word 6.0 file. [more inside]
posted by gwint on Jun 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Accidentally wrote over a file I really, really need!

I just know I can't be the first person to ever do this, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I religiously back up my files from my local drive to my network every day, but it appears that yesterday, while I was in a hurry, I actually copied the files from my network drive down to my local drive, thus overwriting a very full day of work on one particular file. Is there anyway I can get back the version that was stored on my local drive or am I, as I fear, screwed? Also, when I try to search my local drive for all the files with the same extensions (*.as) in hopes that I actually just saved it in the wrong place, Windows XP tells me I have no files with that extension, even though I can see that I do. Is it possible that my problems are bigger than my own incompetence?
posted by katyjack on Jun 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup?

Any advice on reviving an iMac that stalls on bootup? I hit the knowledge base, chatted with a tech, ran various tests and tried the basic tricks, but still, no go. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Jun 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Where can I swap out my drive?

Gah! The monitor on my Dell laptop decided to die last night. I could really use the files on my hard drive right about now. Where can I take it? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on May 7, 2006 - 23 answers

Give me the skinny on your lipo experiences.

Talk to me about yr lipo experiences. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on May 6, 2006 - 1 answer

Lost RAID controller -- EOTW?

Some RAID questions about what happens if you lose not a disk but the controller. [more inside]
posted by jfuller on Apr 27, 2006 - 11 answers

recover mising hard drive files

my hard drives recently perfomed some weird format-like trick on me recently and i need to restore the data I've tried a couple of different 'repair' programs to no avail. help! [more inside]
posted by quantumonkey on Apr 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Tonsillectomy survival tips and grocery list?

Tonsillectomy survival tips and grocery list? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

how can i recover my data?

i lost a partition in a reformat, but the data is still on my harddrive. i want to get the data off. i have r-studio, but not enough disk space on the existing partition to put the other data on it, and i thought i shouldn't create a new partition to put the data on, as that could mess up remaining data. i don't have an external harddrive. is there any way i can safely get the data off? thanks! [more inside]
posted by willmillar on Apr 7, 2006 - 7 answers

I like to hit the pavement, but it hit back.

I'm addicted to running. I've injured myself. I'm forcing myself to take a couple days off. How do I speed up healing--because come hell or high water I'm going to be back at it on Monday (provided I can restrain myself). [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Mar 17, 2006 - 26 answers

Mac OSX data recovery

Does anyone know of a good undelete tool for Mac OS X (10.4.x) that can recover AVI files from an external (FAT32) drive? [more inside]
posted by Chunder on Mar 13, 2006 - 3 answers

I've saved over a file, can I get it back?

Help, I've just saved over a massive PowerPoint file! [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Mar 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Data recovery places? Shouldn't be hard, but I need somewhere trustworthy.

Recommended data recovery places in New York City, specifically Manhattan? It shouldn't be a huge problem, but I don't want to just pick a name from the Yellow Pages. There is, of course, [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Feb 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Save the Ipod songs!

IPod help for a friend.... Sorry if this was asked before, I looked but didn't see it... My friend has an IPod Nano and her laptop died. She lost her ITunes folders but still has all the music on the device. How can she get it back without having to re-purchase all the songs? She'd afraid that when she syncs again, everything will be gone.
posted by keep it tight on Feb 22, 2006 - 13 answers

Unknown Backup Format - Just a README file.

I'm trying to access some old backup CDs and can't remember what backup program I used to create them. The only thing Windows can see on the CDs is a README.txt file that says: "This disc is a backup CD. Except for this file the contents of this disc must be accessed using your backup software." The rest of the data is invisible and presumably in a proprietary backup format. I followed this advice to no avail. Anybody know what backup program I used back then?
posted by ao4047 on Feb 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Is the data on my SATA drive recoverable?

Is there any hope for my dying/dead Serial ATA drive? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Feb 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Data Recovery in Londres

I need to find people who can recover data from a broken hard-drive (featured previously here) I am in London (London, England that is) but Googling brings up such an array of hits I don't know how to choose. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Feb 8, 2006 - 10 answers

How to recover data from a USB key?

Can anyone recommend a company/service in the UK to recover data from a USB key?
posted by plep on Feb 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Help my dad walk again!

My dad fractured his hip. Need to hear about people's experiences with rehab and recovery. [more inside]
posted by picklebird on Jan 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Spinal surgery - personal experiences requested

Grade 4 Spondylolisthesis: your experiences, please. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Jan 3, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I locate the data files for Mac programs?

I'm having trouble recovering my data from my external HDD after I used Carbon Cloner for Mac 10.4.3. [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Dec 18, 2005 - 7 answers

Unintelligent Hard Drive Enclosure design?

I screwed up and plugged the wrong power supply into a hard drive enclosure. After the sickly smell of fried electronics wafted up to my nose, I freaked out, unplugged everything, and disassembled the enclosure. The electronics controlling the enclosure? All fine. The hard drive, not so much. One of the IC's on the drive's controller PCB is fried. My question -- is this normal design for a hard drive enclosure? It seems to me that if the enclosure recieves incorrect voltages, it would be common sense to design some failsafe idiot-proofing to keep said incorrect voltages from reaching and frying the drive. [more inside]
posted by adamkempa on Nov 13, 2005 - 7 answers

booting issues

I was messing around with nlite and ended up making some sort of change to my computer that I just can't figure out. All is basically well except for one thing--- Every time I boot the computer the first menu says something like "Press 'R' for Standard System Recovery Options " and then Press 'F' for reformmting the drive and Q to quit if i hit R i go to the recovery utility HAVEN'T tried F for obvious reasons and Q seems to read the boot ini file. when i hit Q, my normal boot process works and All is OK. However all subsequent reboots give me that same R, F and Q menu and I'd like to get back to just booting in to Windows. Can anyone offer some advice as to how to tell the computer that all is well? i wouldn't want a family member to reboot the computer and select the wrong option. I'm running Windows XP MCE.
posted by swisscheez on Oct 28, 2005 - 7 answers

How to protect a Mac?

What are the best tools to protect a MacOS computer from disaster? [more inside]
posted by xorowo on Oct 27, 2005 - 7 answers

He's sick, I'm scared, and I'm 3000 miles away. Help!

On Tuesday, my boyfriend is having an anterior cervical fusion of C5 and C6 as a result of being on the weak end of a car-bicycle collision. He's in Los Angeles. I'm in Boston. I'm worried, and I have lots of questions. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Oct 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Will my lungs recover from smoking?

Do one's lungs recover from past smoking? How long does it take? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Sep 30, 2005 - 8 answers

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