My desktop crashed a couple of days ago. As a former professional computer geek I considered it a minor inconvenience. Now it looks as if it is a much more significant problem.
The hard drive has bad sectors all over the area where the system files are written and the computer won't even boot in safe mode. Today is the day we kick up the efforts a couple of notches.
If my efforts are unsuccessful, I stand to lose Gigs upon Gigs of photos (including those from the birth of both kids,) music, and personal files that simply cannot be replaced.
Not going to be much time in the woods today.
Back up those files that you want to keep on a regular basis as you just never know when it's going to be too late.