I paid a huge amount of money to have my files brought back from the dead. However, the fix on my computer did not last, and it crashed again. Fortunately, I learned from my mistake and installed an external hard drive that backs things up automatically. Now that I have a new computer, we will re-install my files from the external hd when we get a chance.
Back it up! You never know when the "blue screen of death" will visit.