Since it’s gotten cold out, the cat has developed a lamentable tendency to take up residence smack in the middle of my laptop. In doing so, she manages to hit some interesting key combinations. (Indeed, she once caused the computer to shut down, though more often she just sets the NumLock key on and has me typing numbers instead of letters, which is not beneficial to my spelling.) I try to shut down—or at least shut—the computer when I leave the room, but this isn’t always possible.
Last week I left the house while my Ghost backup was still running. I came back to find the cat on the keyboard (the machine always gets very warm while copying the drive image) and the message ‘proceed with image file creation?’ on the screen. I have no way of knowing at what point the furry fiendette started walking across the keys, either.
As far as I can tell from Ghost Explorer, the image is complete, even though the final span is a much smaller file than the others. I should probably make a new one to be sure of it—and lock the cat out of the room while I’m doing so.