posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 02:32 PM
Today has been one of those days.
I went to install OS X Mavericks because I was really looking forward to new updates to my laptop. It popped up in my update window today so I backed
up my entire hard drive and got the process rolling.
Start the clock...
After a roughly 5 GB or so download the computer turned off and began to reboot into the install software. After about fifteen minutes this message
pops up and says the installation has failed and the drive needs to be cleared and a new install needs to be performed or a backup needs to be
Restart the clock...
The next logical course of action is to attempt a repair, which doesn't work. So the next option is to restore the previously mentioned backup.
So the restore software begins to restore the disk from my external hard drive and it's all going according to plan b. Then, thirty seconds later, it
fails and tells me the backup drive has been corrupted.
Luckily I have a lot of my important stuff backed up to various cloud services, but I lost a lot of data today. Thousands of photos, many hours of
music, a handful of movies from travels, hundreds of documents, and innumerable hours of work on various projects.
Basically today ended up sucking really bad. I can't say whether or not this is a bigger issue or if it's just something that's unique to me, but I
certainly hope nobody else has to deal with this!