Bones,Dependant on the HD you may find you can use one of those adaptors that connect a USB port to a bare bones hard drive, I have one that managed to read a number of my old IDE drives that I had retained.
Frank T.----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 7:56 PM Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Deja Vu
I was also a hoarder of stuff until yesterday but it looks like I'm not any more.We had an awful thunderstorm here last Saturday. They are rare here but whenwe get one it doesn't mess about - I was counting lightning strikes every three seconds at one point. Needless to say I unplugged all my PC stuff so nothing got damaged but not everyone was so careful and there have been a lot of blown systems - especially routers. One house even had some light sockets blown off the walls.Anyway I plugged everything back in on Sunday and all seemed well except forthe external drive. This is plugged into a 7 port hub along with thewireless mouse, modem, card reader, scanner, printer and SBS. A little while later each of the other devices started to fail and as I investigated this Ifound the 7 port hub was darn hot. I dug out a second hub (I have three altogether with two just used for FSkit) and plugged all the units back in to this. Bad news was that the mouse,external drive and modem were totally dead. None are identified by Windowswhen plugged in - it just reports them as unknown devices - so I'm guessingtheir ID chips have been fried. Luckily I have a spare mouse receiver and got that working quite quickly. The modem went in the bin and has been replaced by a wireless router - something I've never had before so am going to have to do some reading up on. Luckily it worked right out of the box so it is still a mystery device to me - as is anything to do with networking.The hard drive is the critical one as it contained all my research and datalifted from my old PC. That includes my full FS setup and related design work - all carefully stored for when I get the new PC running. Not good news. bones bones@xxxxxxx http://woodair.net -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Brook Sent: 12 August 2008 16:30 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Deja Vu Gerry -Barry Perfect used to be a member of the original UKScenery List - his lastpost to that list was on 3 Aug 2001. I really must get around to clearing out some of the rubbish on my hard disks! Am I a hoarder or what? You should see the state of my loft and garages ... M. p.s. Mind you, if I deleted all my archived posts I wouldn't be able tocome up with blasts from the past like the above ever again (some would saythat would be a good thing ...)-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines- bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill Sent: 12 August 2008 15:10 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Deja Vu Whilst involved in a thread on the Horizon forum, my mind, or what's left of it, went back to early sceneries. The era when there were very acceptable large airports that weren't over elaborate show stoppers. I was trying to recall the name of a designer who did a very nice Manchester. Between us we dredged up his name; Barry Perfect. I wonder what happened to him? Gerry Winskill