Hmmm. Not looking good.
I rebooted the system. It starting this countdown, something it had never done before. I almost wish I had just turned it off and then back on first, to see if that was the problem, but now it was too late. My husband suspected it was reformatting the hard drive. He was right.
We lost everything. 50 hours worth. There were series I was in the middle of watching and some series we hadn't even started yet. At least it kept track of the series we want to record, although at this point, some of them are kind of useless.
There was a time when this would have really pissed me off. Not so much now. I know why, too. It's a time waster and I don't have time to waste like I used to (you know, because of that writing thing I do). But I do enjoy watching some shows with my husband, and he still loves to watch TV.
He's in the process of seeing how many shows he can download on the internet, especially since most of the ones that were lost were his. The ones I watch without him are available to me easy enough – I just have to find the time to watch them before they go away!
Technology promises so much, but can crash and burn like everything else!
Another reason I buy actual CDs of my music – and email my manuscript to myself after every day I touch it. You just never know.