Best of luck to you for recovering your pc fully!
Every time my pc hiccups I have the fits, because I have been tampering with my CFS2 for 13 years now! I use two external HDDs to make two exact copies of everything I have, from all the original downloads to a full, up-to-date install of CFS2. I just did one full backup last night.
I live in an area prone to lightning bolts, especially during summertime. l have double surge suppressants and a UPS, but I do not trust them fully, they are there just in case I am caught out of my house. As soon as weather forecast calls for possible thunderstorms, I take the time to unplug everything from the wall sockets, starting from the pc power chord and ranging from TV+DVD recorder+satellite decoder to my stereo, including the telephone line. Any...