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Hi all.

 

What would cause a file a .xFile to fail after its been opening and working for the last 6 years, Ive not touched this file for about 5 years.

And all of a sudden fails in my app and no other mesh viewer can open it to.

 

I question Fraps. that was the only thing Ive download in the past month(year). Afer putting fraps on my PC the hard drives been running none stop, my router

light are flashing like some one is doing stuff.

Vc++ been deleating code I saw it do it I clicked on a line of code and gone no undo what.

 

Sounds like I need to hand my PC over to the FBI to anilise it. Hackers should be put aganst a wall and shot.

 

Any one else think this is a attack on my game.

 

 

 

been looking stuff up is this bad if SO what should I do there doing things to my app this is no normal hack.

 

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yeah I just finnished checking them IPs. Had me for a while when google pointed it's ,map to nasa(damn shouldn't went to that National Ignition Facility Site).

 

Ok back. What about in the file revisions it said it was modified yesterday and for some reason the folder was set to shared as well yesterday at 7.51Am.

but When I checked to day its not shared ???? this is alarm bell to me not hard drive.

 

In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old  working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.

I could go in the back room and start my very firts computer a IBM aptiva 166 heehehe(third Computer).

 

So can hard drive fail write a modified log.

 

Is there any apps that can detect when a port open and tell me about it.

 

there was a unknow app in system configurations on startup some thing going by the name language_Application no install date its gone now.

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In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.


The older the drive, the lower the bit density was so I guess they were less likely to suffer from certain forms of bit errors or quantum uncertainty effects etc.

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In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old  working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.

I have a car that has never broken down and has never been in an accident.  None of the other two cars I have owned have broken down or been in an accident either, and out of all of the cars my immediate family have owned only one has ever broken down and none have been in an accident.

 

This has absolutely no bearing on the fact that thousands of cars break down and thousands of cars are involved in accidents every day.

 

 

The fact that none of your previous hard drives have failed -- if that is in fact even true, considering that some of them may be gradually failing and you simply haven't noticed the problems yet -- does not mean that your current hard drive is not failing.

 

You've asked what the problem might be, and numerous very knowledgeable people have told you that the most likely cause is drive failure.

 

 

If it isn't drive failure -- and again, that is the most likely cause -- it's far more likely that some malware is making completely random changes rather than someone specifically "attacking" your unknown game.

 

 

You've also been told how to proceed with both diagnosing and recovering from the most likely problem -- rather than worrying about an extremely unlikely problem it would be most productive for you to proceed with those steps -- especially given doing so would also help in the extremely unlikely event that a hacker is specifically targeting your game.

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In fact I have a hard drive that is 20 years old  working fine and Ive had like 25 years worth of computers and never had a hard drive fail.

I could go in the back room and start my very firts computer a IBM aptiva 166 heehehe(third Computer).

 

 

They don't make drives like that anymore..... the good old times!

 

Seriously: todays consumer drives are given 3 year warranties. Personally I came to the conclusion that if a manufacturer gives you 3 years of warranty, expect it to fail after about 4-5 years. Some of my stuff even failed almost exaclty when the warranty ran out.

 

Of course, with drives it comes down to your usage pattern. If its the single drive in a machine used very often, and you are doing a lot of I/O intensive tasks, your drive might even failt before its warranty voids a lot.

Then there are the different classes of drives. There is a reason some drives are not even given the standart 3 year warranty (there are some 2 year warranty drives around today), while other get an extend 5 year warranty. Don't expect a cheap consumer drive to take the same I/O load like a Server drive and run for the same amount of years without failing.

 

Lastly, with Hard Drives like with other Hardware, its all a lottery. Do you get a particularly bad drive? Is your drive exceptionally good?

Even with todays standartized production, there are differences betweeen every part of hardware sold. Some parts do not fit together as exact as they should, some parts leak more energy. It is the reason why some examples of the exact same CPU Overclock like crazy while others get hot even before you start OC'ing. And its also the reason why some Harddrives keep on working for decades while others fail after a month.

 

Everybody expecting prices to come down, thus manufacturing in China, with cheap untrained labour force, and very narrow margins forcing manufacturers to use shady methods to ensure a steady income (google 'planned obsolence' or have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence) doesn't help too of course.

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I can open the file with word pad and it looks as if it's a .x file it's saved as text but it's a big file lots of verts and that cant tell by just readying where it is now different.

I'll restore the busted file and up load it as text. When my computers done chkdsk.

As for that app language_application that has silenced my hard drive it's finally not running all the time. Still to early to say. See what chkdsk say.

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Definitely run the chkdsk (at the least use the /r flag, so it searches for bad sectors).

 

You might check the System Event Logs and see if there have been any disc errors reported.

 

Have you noticed any clicking noises coming from the pc?

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Results from chkdsk say all ok what now.

 

Been reading up on hard drive fails and it scares me.

 

How do you know you have valid backed up data in the first place like as soon as its saved its gone man what world did I wake to today.

 

Heres what chkdsk .

 

chkdsk.jpg?psid=1

 

 

What else can I do Now.

 

 

No hard drive noise. Just ran for 4 hours doing chkdsk.

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How do you know you have valid backed up data in the first place like as soon as its saved its gone man what world did I wake to today.


You learn to back up regularly and to check your backups once in a while even when things are all going normally. You store your important files in a remote revision control service (GitHub for code-like stuff, DropBox for other things, etc.) as a matter of habit. You manage your data can safely rip out your hard-drive on a moment's notice, toss it into a fire, go buy another one, reinstall your environment, and carry on like nothing happened.

If you haven't been following good practices and don't start worrying about it until after your harddrive starts going bad (or you download and install malware, or Windows mucks up and corrupts itself, or your motherboard or PSU starts going bad causing other components to malfunction)... well, then you're probably in for some unhappy times.

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ANYTHING important should be stored on multiple storage devices such as USB sticks and external HDDs, but not optical storage!!! Something like OneDrive is ideal unless you have very restrictive internet bandwidth.

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ANYTHING important should be stored on multiple storage devices such as USB sticks and external HDDs, but not optical storage!!! Something like OneDrive is ideal unless you have very restrictive internet bandwidth.

 

Agreed. And don't rely on storing data on two drives on the same machine.I was doing that and both drives managed to die at the same time, so I lost both copies. Now that you can get a lot of online storage either free or for very little, and upload speeds are getting fairly decent, you should definitely be using it for anything you don't want lost.

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ANYTHING important should be stored on multiple storage devices such as USB sticks and external HDDs, but not optical storage!!! Something like OneDrive is ideal unless you have very restrictive internet bandwidth.

Actually they've now developed archival optical storage called M-Disc.

http://www.mdisc.com/what-is-mdisc/

I've been planning to use them for a few things, though it requires a new blu-ray writer with support for them.

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ANYTHING important should be stored on multiple storage devices such as USB sticks and external HDDs, but not optical storage!!! Something like OneDrive is ideal unless you have very restrictive internet bandwidth.

Actually they've now developed archival optical storage called M-Disc.

http://www.mdisc.com/what-is-mdisc/

I've been planning to use them for a few things, though it requires a new blu-ray writer with support for them.

 

 

I wasn't aware of this, thanks. It's about time optical discs lived up to their initial promise - I've had nothing but bad experiences relying on CDs & DVDs...

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One more reason to buy server class drives.

 

No.  One more reason to use 3 or more drives in a raid, as well as keeping your work files in version control on a remote machine.

 

Every single-point-of-failure will eventually bite you in the ass.

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No. One more reason to use 3 or more drives in a raid, as well as keeping your work files in version control on a remote machine.



Every single-point-of-failure will eventually bite you in the ass.

 

This

 

I work on a lot of coworkers computers and tell them frequently "If you don't want to loose it, you can't have enough copies of it."

 

I've got mirrored raid running on two computers at home, but if I my house were to burn down, those raid arrays don't do a lick of good.

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One more reason to buy server class drives.

 

No.  One more reason to use 3 or more drives in a raid, as well as keeping your work files in version control on a remote machine.

 

Every single-point-of-failure will eventually bite you in the ass.

 

 

Or even better, both.

 

I still don't trust drives that only come with a 2 year warranty. Agreed, as long as you have a backup, a mirrored drive or something in your VCS, you will be able to recover from it.

Having drives regularly fail because they were never specced for workstation or server usage (lets face it, some 3D work involves heavy I/O!) will still be a major pain in the ass, you will pay more in the end because of the shorter warranty and might get a slightly slower drive on top of that.

 

But yeah, no backups -> you did it wrong! ...

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