Leaving...

Magicland

TrainMaster
...seems to be the most popular topic of the New Year. Fortunately, I won't be going anywhere for the foreseeable future:p

I haven't been around much over the holidays, between work and computer "issues", but hopefully that will change shortly.

I won't have anything more to do with RAID arrays though. Seems like problems crop up for me every year around November. This time my computer started acting flakey, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. Copied everything on my 500 gig RAID array to my backup drive (as I learned from the last time what a pain it can be to move a RAID setup from one motherboard to another). Install the drives with the new MOBO (and, of course, new ram, new graphics card, etc, since all the old stuff wouldn't work with the new MOBO), boot it up, and what does it do? It tries to add my backup drive to a RAID array, wiping out the MBR (and temporarily, all my Trainz data with it).

Three words: Active@ Partition Recovery. Great program. Several other recovery programs wouldn't touch my drive, Easeus Data Recovery would restore my data from the drive (but said it would take 60 hours), Active@ Partition Recovery in a matter of minutes scanned the drive, wrote a new MBR, and saved all my data IN PLACE (meaning I didn't need another 500 Gigs to restore it to).

Anyway, I'm currently in the process of re-installing all my software (as after all that, I figured a nice clean Windows install was the way to go), so it'll be a short while before I can get out any of the stuff I was working on before all this happened (and, of course, my monitor died around the same time, fortunately it was under warranty, though it cost over $40 to ship it out for repairs and God only knows when I'll get it back, fortunately I've got an old Viewsonic 20" LCD I'm using as a backup).

Just figured I'd drop everyone a note to let them know what was going on, and that I hadn't run off anywhere.
 
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Jeff, please don't give us oldies a health scare with a title like that. :D Anyway, glad you've been able to sort out your problems and that we can all look forward to a bright (Trainz) future.
 
You know, you could have left the backup drive disconnected until the install for Windows had finished. It wouldn't have bothered Windows that much, if at all...

I really should backup all my data, but I can't decide wither to use multiple Dual-Layer DVDs, or one HD-DVD/Blu-Ray disc.

Chris
 
You know, you could have left the backup drive disconnected until the install for Windows had finished. It wouldn't have bothered Windows that much, if at all...

I really should backup all my data, but I can't decide wither to use multiple Dual-Layer DVDs, or one HD-DVD/Blu-Ray disc.

Chris

I wasn't installing windows. My backup drive was bootable, but the BIOS of the new motherboard insisted on making it part of a RAID array whether I wanted it to or not. Of course, once it trashed the MBR, it wasn't bootable anymore, so I had to install windows on one of my smaller drives in order to fix my backup drive.
 
Hopefully once the upgrade headaches are over....

Hopefully once the upgrade headaches are over you will be satisfied with your new system.:wave:
 
Well, I managed to get TRS2006 reinstalled (the hard part was finding the DVD, and the manual, as the serial was on that instead of in the DVD case where it belongs). I won't really be happy with the system until I can replace the graphics card, I had to stick in an ATI Radeon X700 Pro that I had lying about, as it was the only PCI-E video card I had. Not quite up to my old GeForce 6800, but it'll do until I can afford a nice GeForce 8800GT.
 
why didnt you just get your serial number from your planet auran acct.

I have 3 copies of TRS 06 (CD,CD,DVD) 2 copies of 04 (deluxe thingy and normal) then a few copies of utc, never could get them to work though (kept on buying tc) i only got tc for trw's AWSOME P32's and their awsome cab.


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Cant wait for your new stuff, if you make some. : >
 
Good to know that everything is slowly sorting out. Not to be rude or rushy, but I recall an old thread about some premium content going free? Anyway back on topic, Glad to see your computer issues are starting to straighten out, and I hope to see some more good content from you in the near future. Cheers!
 
And yes, there'll be some freeware coming soon, as well as some Payware. Gotta get 3dsMax (and Gmax) reinstalled...
 
Yoikes... still a few oldtimers hanging around it seems. I still have fond memories of the Trainmasters:udrool: :D
 
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