OK, so a couple of weeks back, remember how my green laptop completely crashed and I had to do a complete restore for the SECOND TIME in like TWO MONTHS?
I had to buy a new 500 GB external hard drive to back everything up from the Dell laptop before I wiped it clean.
Now, guess what. The hard drive is broken. Making a clicking noise and not recognized by the computer.
So. Uh. Now I have to figure out how to rescue the files off of THERE.
I can't trust ANY of my computer equipment to hold on to ANYTHING. And I wish I had the money to pay someone else to do this, since I don't have the FUCKING TIME.
ETA: The clicking noise indicates that the hard drive is messed up; using an enclosure device to recover the files will not work. Which means that if I want the files, I have to pay someone hundreds of dollars to recover them for me. Which I can't do. I have pics like the Galapagos pics on my OTHER external hard drive, but other pics are now just GONE. Like the first lady whose belly pics I did. She'll have to deal with only having the pics I have on Flickr.
How am I supposed to start a business if I can't trust that anything is going to work for me?! I'm so upset today. Blah.