*The majority of mishaps in the top 10 list involved laptop computers, which are more susceptible to damage.
*There are countless examples of people forgetting them on public transport and in cafes or bars.
*Experts recommend data be backed up daily or weekly and regular checks are made on back up systems to endure they are working.
*In all the cases of the top 10 data loss accidents, computer files were rescued and restored.
*I carried my laptop from the back door to the car. I had trouble finding my keys so I placed the laptop in its carry case by the wheel. I then found my keys and got into the car and turned on the engine. Checked my mirrors and start to move. By the time I remember that I had left my laptop behind it was too late. The laptop became very flat after that!
*A friend at university had completed a 10,000-word assignment the evening before the morning it was due to be handed in. During the night there was a thunderstorm and his house was hit by lightning, which fused the entire house's electricity and blew up his computer. He lost the entire assignment.
Rob Nicols, England.
*My mother was so infuriated that she couldn't get something to print; she proceeded to completely rip the keyboard and mouse out of the sockets and throw them out the window.
*Yep I have been the cause of damaging a laptop. Parked the car after working a very long day. Got out of car and realised the gap between the kerb and car was excessive. Put the laptop down on the road. Started engine up and moved car closer to the kerb. Not even noticing the car "bumping" over an object. I have to admit not only did I do this once, but also I ran over it twice. Needless to say I have the worlds flattest laptop!
Gavin Appleton, Scotland.
*I managed to lose 20GB of data that was on a hard drive I had in my rucksack was taking it to friends house to copy the data. I was also driving a rather powerful motorbike in dreadful conditions, I rolled on the power hit, the back wheel spun out on a tram track and bang I went down right on my rucksack. Although the hard disk was inside a polystyrene container, the impact caused the read arm in the hard drive to come loose and put a huge scratch in the disk. I managed to recover about two-thirds of the data but the rest is gone.
Jamie Ferguson, Scotland.
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