File Data Recovery Step by Step

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File Data Recovery Guide Problem: A file that you now need has been deleted from your hard drive data on the C drive. Solution: Shut down the computer. It is important not to run the machine anymore. Windows works under the idea that areas … [Read more...]

SAN Data Recovery – iSCSI RAID 6 Issue

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Serial attached SCSI devices have been a high speed blessing to the SAN, NAS, and Enterprise Storage Array class of systems. These devices offer a clear solution for any storage requirement due to capacity and configuration. Whether it is Fiber … [Read more...]

Lost File System Recovered

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The Mysterious Case of the Missing File System Sometimes there is just no way to ascertain the events leading up to the loss of an entire file system index. The client may have no idea what happened. When looking at the file system as a whole … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting Basic Hard Drive Problems: You Need to Format the Disk

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A common hard drive fault that I think most of us have run in to at one time or another is : “You Need to Format the Disk in Drive:”. This problem seems to be even more prevalent with the popularity of portable external hard drives like the Seagate … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Recovery: What does it mean?

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Hard drive recovery is a very broad term. However, data recovery companies use it to describe a situation where the hard drive itself is no longer functioning. A hard drive can have many different file systems from Windows, MAC, Linux or, even a very … [Read more...]

Windows Hard Drive Recovery Verification Tool

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WINDOWS HARD DRIVE RECOVERY VERIFICATION TOOL We receive a tremendous amount of calls asking how to tell if your hard drive is going bad. Sometimes it is very hard to tell if you need hard drive recovery by a … [Read more...]

How to Fix Bad Sectors on a Hard Drive

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The truth of the matter is; you can't repair bad sectors on a hard drive. Receiving ‘Bad Read’ errors or I/O errors from a hard drive is not the type of problem that can be remedied or ignored. The following is an explanation of how hard drives are … [Read more...]

Failing Hard Drives and the Freezer Technique Revisited

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Above is an example of a drive that has been completely frozen.   Normally you would put the drive in the freezer for about an hour. This was a common hard drive recovery trick called a thermo challenge. The only real worry was … [Read more...]

$199.00 Hard Drive Recovery

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  Lately, I have seen ads popping up in Google searches for very low cost hard drive recovery services. There are sites advertising complete hard drive recoveries for $349.00, $299.00, even as low as $199.00. I get a lot of questions about … [Read more...]

Finding Hard Drive Parts for an IBM Deskstar 82.3GB

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Among other duties I have around here finding parts for drives is one of them. We of course out source to other companies when I am unable to find the parts but it is always better and more more cost effective if someone in house finds them. The … [Read more...]

Typical Data Recovery Scenario

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Ok so what happens is you have been working on a project, document, database, or maybe even the families genealogy. You have a few weeks of hard work into it. You have put in a ton of internet research and finding just the right pictures.  You get up … [Read more...]

How To Know Your Hard Drive Failed

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We have talked about this before, but failing hard drives never go away. Though "prevention is the best medicine" has been an adage that goes back centuries, it can still be ignored even in the digital age. DTI Data Recovery has been in the forefront … [Read more...]

Data Recovery Case Study: WD5000AAKS

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This might be the most popular drive sold in the past 5 years. It is fast and the storage capacity for the bang for your buck was huge! When they first came out you couldn’t get anything close in size for the pennies Western Digital was asking for … [Read more...]

What Does CHKDSK Really Do? From a Software Engineers View

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I wish I had a nickel for every potential client that has called the shop and explained to me that they have a hard drive that is locking up (bad sectors usually) and it won’t populate the file system. As I am listening I hear things like “I put … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Recovery Diagnosis Easy Tips and Tricks

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Over the years we have discussed my progress in data recovery. I have recently integrated the physical recovery end in to my ever growing knowledge base. It used to be that when I spoke to customers and friends I was coming purely from a logical … [Read more...]

External USB Hard Drive Recovery

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USB drives have been around for several years now and because of that fact data, has been compiled that reflects the type of files a USB drive will store. In addition, I apply my experience, to the types of damage that a USB enclosure will … [Read more...]

Data Mining Of Email And Website History

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Computers and other electronic devices that use storage media can be found in nearly every office and even in homes. Whatever type of storage is used, the data itself can not only be recovered, but restored. Businesses regularly and routinely … [Read more...]

PC Defender Removal With Malwarebytes ComboFix And Registry Repair In Safe Mode

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This tutorial will help users with infected computers remove malware and adware such as PC Defender, run Malewarebytes, Combofix and simple registry repairs in safe mode, to fix a computer running Windows .  We have mentioned Malewarebytes and … [Read more...]

Microsoft FAT32 and Integrated Data Recovery

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With several years in the data recovery industry there are, like all things, a metamorphosis from one method of recovery to the next. In the beginning there were simple file systems and simple drives and a coarse data recovery method was used in … [Read more...]

AdWare and Spyware Removal Tutorial

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Adware are dangerous and nasty little viruses. You know the kind of virus where you find that you suddenly have some new program installed that is telling you that you have some type of Trojan virus and you need to go to some Spyware website to buy a … [Read more...]