My laptop was recoverable.
The screen is broken on the laptop but I was able to hook it up to an external monitor. I was able to get all the saved email and all other documents copied off of it and into the Macintosh computer or stored on a USB 20 GB hard drive. So my back up techniques are ok. Maybe I could work in computer security. At least I seem to be able to secure my own computers; at least, as far as, saving data. I can do some type of data protection or consumer level data recovery. But one technique is not the whole pie.
I installed a new 60GB hard drive in the laptop and tried unsucessfully to install both WinXP and Debian Linux on the new 60GB hard drive.
Posted by petert at August 21, 2005 01:57 AM