sevenheavy
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Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:24 pm

Hi all,

As you can guess from the title I have just lost everything and am in the process of rebuilding flightsim. I initially considered suicide as the most effective solution but fortunately I have now decided that rebuilding from scratch might also work.

As many FS addicts on here will testify it is not just a case of reinstalling FS as so much stuff is picked up from the net in our quest for making the "perfect" flightsim experience.

I have searched and searched but cannot find the files below. If anyone can help me locate them I will be more than grateful.

Continental airlines AI flightplans

The program that speeds up ATC dialogue (thought it was editvoicepack but that hasn't done it)

The FSP B777v3 base model files

I know that GOFLY also published a superb link to some of the best "must haves" but his link does not work anymore so if anyone remembers any of the files I could use those too.

Thanks for all your help.

Regards,

SevenHeavy
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777DadandJr
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:54 pm

Hey SevenHeavy,
Sorry to hear you crashed. That does really suck.
I can't help you with finding your files, but I do have a suggestion to avoid this happening again.
Put FS on it's own hard drive.
Most computer crashes are a result of some type of corruption of the OS. Even if it is virus induced, viruses always attack the OS drive because that is where they cause the most damage.
Putting FS on a seperate drive will significantly decrease the liklihood of losing you data again.
I would further suggest that you pick up a copy of a drive image program like Norton Ghost. Once you get FS rebuilt with all your goodies and add-ons, image that drive and put the disk in a safe place. That way, if you have a drive failure, you have a complete copy filed away for safe keeping.
These things have worked for me in the past.
Hope this helps.

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ac21365
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:18 am

The cure-all to 99% of your addon problems

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 1):
Put FS on it's own hard drive.

To add to this, I know not everyone has the resources or time or experience to do what I've done, but since my rebuild I've retired two rickety 30gb hard drives. I make monthly backups of both fs9 and my music collection to each of these drives, should the HD's they currently live on decide to croak. Heh, before too long here my fs9 folder is going to be too big for the 30gig hard drive.

But it's just a idea. If you're not comfortable with fiddling with the guts of your computer, an external hard drive might suffice if you have the extra cash available.

Just some suggestions

-Aaron
 
Gofly
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:12 am

Quoting Sevenheavy (Thread starter):
I know that GOFLY also published a superb link to some of the best "must haves" but his link does not work anymore so if anyone remembers any of the files I could use those too.

I'm so sorry about that, the list disappeared. As soon as I get time I'll put together a new one, but I'm not around much at the moment, due to a huge pile of work. As soon as I get chance I will give it my best shot. Sorry again!  Smile

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David L
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:28 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 3):
I'm so sorry about that, the list disappeared. As soon as I get time I'll put together a new one

Should've backed it up!  duck 
 
IFACN
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:34 am

As a general rule, I use TWO disks. One for the Operating System, the other for any valuable data.
Data is regularly backed up to a third drive which also holds a working bare-bone operating system
If the operating system crashes, I still can recover data and operativity by switching the stand-by hard drive.
If the data disk crashes, I recover from the backup.

Of course it's not a cheap solution; the lowest cost suggestions (hey, at least my suggestions here are for free, my customers are usually charged EUR500,00 for each disk recovery I do for them!) is to have two partitions on the disk, one for the system and the other for the data.
Of course, a good backup (or at least a copy of all the installation packages) is always worth the effort.

Regards,
A.
 
Gofly
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Sat Feb 11, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting David L (Reply 4):
Should've backed it up!

 rotfl 

I know!  Sad

Awful thing was, is it was on my 'to do' list!  Sad Big grin
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David L
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:04 am

Quoting Gofly (Reply 6):
Awful thing was, is it was on my 'to do' list!

Ah, "To Do" lists... if I did anything on my "To Do" list it would ruin it.  Smile
 
boeingfanyyz
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RE: Computer Crashed! Please Help Me Find

Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:15 am

New computer time:



Cheers,
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