I started with BitCoin over 6 months ago(possibly longer, I don't recall) and for a period of at least a week had both crappy computers in the home running it, generating. I had made 1000BTC. And then got bored, being in China there's not much I can do with BTC. And did a re-install of my machine.
So I forgot all about it until about 2 weeks ago when I came across Bitcoin again, and started up again. Only to find that after 2 weeks I have generated NO coins
And I was thinking that I'm going to be BTC poor forever when I just remembered. I had made a backup. After checking it was still there, my wallet with my BTC1000 and I was so happy.
Just thought I'd share that story. On a slightly related note; with a AMD Athalon X2(dual core) machine how long will I have to wait to generate some bitcoins? And should I feel rich now that I've got my BTC1000 back again (whats that worth in paper money?).