Monday, November 5, 2007

An Abrupt Ending

At first I was quietly working on getting ready to start a new round in Sundry Station, starting with my lovely Sarah Green and the ROW Challenge. Unfortunately, late on the night of Halloween, someone caused a sprinkler head to break off, causing at least 5000 gallons of water to flood my dorm. Luckily, my room was not affected. However, I didn't move back into my dorm until yesterday. While setting up my things, my computer, which was previously reliable, wouldn't start. Also, my warranty had run out, and HP decided to give a web address to get a number. Not very helpful if you can't even start your computer.
So after trying everything I could think of, I finally had to resort to System Recovery, not knowing that it would completely erase my hard drive. So I'm starting over with a fresh slate. No annoying problem of unlinking instead of deleting my CC files, but on the other side of the coin... no files. All my work is absolutely obliterated. I'm working on restoring my music files at the moment. I've re-installed the base game, but I'm not sure what I'm going to do from there. This was all to let you know that Wellington Women, As Long As We Both Shall Live, Sundry Station Asylum, and Prosperity Park have come to an abrupt halt and I've lost about 6 months of hard work. So that's it, in a way. Rosemary and Roger, James and Annette, Jane and Daniel, and Sarah and her siblings have all been taken from me. It's really depressing, especially since this was my first challenge I started that I had every intention of completing.

Edit: I was messing around in CAS last month and I somehow managed to recreate both Roger and Rosemary! Is it sad that I shed tears of joy to see them again in CAS? I guess it's a good thing they used standard Maxis faces. They will definitely be returning at a later date. (written 2/28/08)

1 comment:

Spychip said...

Aw! You should have just taken out the battery!
It happened to my mom's computer (also HP) and she could not figure out what was wrong with it, so we took it to my uncle's (computer geek) he couldn't find anything wrong with it either. He took it in somewhere and he said that the guy took the battery out and put it back in, and it worked fine! This also happened to my cousin. It happens when your computer's battery runs out and something keeps it off until you take out the battery and put it back in.
Hopefully if this happens again you can try this.