Emergency Data Recovery Tips
As a data recovery service provider, we're quite aware that every data loss problem is an emergency. Each year, hundreds of businesses find themselves at this data crossroads, whether because of physical damage, hard drive crash or a simple file system corruption.
Many of these businesses lose their data, but a good majority recover it, either with the help of a professional, or with emergency data recovery software. The following tips will help ensure your "hard disk emergency" concludes with a happy ending.
First: In the event that you have lost data, determine what type of data loss has occurred.
Is your data loss the result of physical hard disk damage?
Typical symptoms of this type of data loss include clicking or buzzing sounds emanating from your hard drive (or computer box). Also, you may encounter what is commonly known to PC users as the "blue screen of death". This blue screen may occur at odd times, and without warning, even when your hard drive is making no peculiar noises.
Physical Hard Disk Damage
With physical drive damage, you may also find that your drive is "not found" when you attempt to reboot your computer. This may also be accompanied by inactivity (no flickering) by your computer's drive light.
While this may also be a faulty boot or partition record, in most cases it is physical damage. Best thing to do in this situation is to contact us here, or get in touch with another hard drive recovery professional.
Other physical damage is more obvious. In cases of flood, or natural disaster, where your drive has been exposed to the elements, recovering your data will almost always require emergency professional data recovery. If you are in this category, please contact us for a data recovery consultation right away. We can often have your data for you on a new drive within 2-6 days.
Is your data loss the result of file system corruption or damage, accidental deletion or non-physical drive problems?
When you "lose" files, whether through accidental deletion or boot or partition sector corruption, your files can often be returned quite quickly, with specialized software provided by us.
Typical symptoms of this can be simply a "disappearing file" or an accidentally emptied "recycle bin". It is likely that your computer still boots (except in cases where your boot record had been compromised), and there are no noises coming from your drive.
In cases like this, your file or data is likely still recoverable. The best thing to do is call a professional quickly. We offer data recovery software which does not save anything to your drive, which is critical in this situation.
Remember: Avoid any data recovery software that requires you to save it to the drive from which you have lost data. Saving anything on to your drive could eliminate the possibility of recovering your lost data!!
A Final Emergency Data Recovery Note
It is important that when you have lost data, you do not do anything rash. Your actions (including rebooting several times, using unapproved "utility software" or saving new files to your drive) greatly affect your data's recover-ability. Be assured that there are data recovery professionals out there who are qualified to recover your data. Always ensure your are dealing with a professional emergency data recovery technician.
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