VMWare and DoubleSpace The Old Meets The New

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  Ever hear of DblSpace (dos hard drive compression)? Maybe you heard of DrvSpace? I know, how about Stacker, everyone has heard of Stacker. No? Well if you haven’t heard of these it might be because these file system handlers were used … [Read more...]

Reload Windows Restore CD Hard Drive Data Recovery

I have been doing technical support for DTI Data Recovery for 3+ years now and there has been one constant problem across those years. Here is the scenario, a user will plug in an external hard drive and back off all of their important data to … [Read more...]

My Files Have Disappeared

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Recently I have had a situation where customers are calling to tell me that they have files that seem to have disappeared. After going through the usual questions, like are you sure you didn't delete them, or maybe someone else deleted them? I will … [Read more...]

How To Use Windows Disk Manager Video

Below is another new video from Jacqui Best on how to use Windows Disk Manager. This useful tool that is part of all Windows operating systems, can be very useful for data recovery software users, as well as for people that may need hard drive … [Read more...]

Blue Screen Of Death How To Restore Windows Config Missing Corrupt

Blue Screen of Death C:\windows\system32\config\system missing or corrupt. If you have turned your PC on and received this message the problem can be solved with the following steps. However, before beginning, it is very important to note that … [Read more...]

Recovering FAT32 with File Entry Record Data Only

External USB hard drive devices have been a real 'boon' for the hard drive recovery industry. From the fact that they dissipate heat poorly, they are susceptible to vibration, and your dog walking past your computer happily wagging its tail can … [Read more...]

System Area Of The Hard Disk A Look At A Partition

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So here is the deal, I would say in about 99 percent of the calls I take, I talk about the "System Area Of The Hard Drive" and I am sure that must seem like techno babble to most people. Because of the specialization of this field of technology, a … [Read more...]

Spyware, Viruses, Malware (Part 2)

Spyware, Viruses, and Malware - What you may not know. (Part 2 - How they work and how to locate them.) Welcome back to my series of articles that pertain to Spyware, Malware, and Viruses and what you may not know about them. In my first article, I … [Read more...]

What You May Not Know About Spyware and Malware

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Spyware and Malware protection and removal and what you MAY not know! I have had the luxury of being in some sort of IT Industry in one way or another for the last 17 years of my life. I have worked in fields from standard PSTN Telecom, to basic … [Read more...]

Windows Explorer: Un-Hide Files

Windows Explorer: How to change files from Being Hidden In my last windows explorer tutorial I explained how to open Windows Explorer, now I will start showing some of the functions people need to know. A lot of time a file we are looking for just … [Read more...]

Windows Explorer: How to Open It

A lot of times when I am speaking to customers I need them to make changes to their files or look at their files in a specific way. I will often tell someone to open Windows Explorer and tell me what they see. In many occasion I have had customers … [Read more...]

How To Remove Unwanted Software From Windows XP

This is just a mini tutorial on how to uninstall software you no longer want or need and is taking up valuable room on your hard disk. So, step by step this is what you need to do. 1.    Click Start 2.    After the start menu pops open you … [Read more...]

Windows Vista Compatibility With Legacy Programs

I have recently written a lot of articles about Microsoft’s new Operating System, Windows Vista. My articles have ranged from the different versions of Vista that Microsoft has developed and now offers, to the internal workings of Vista’s security. I … [Read more...]

Data Backup: Test Your Recovery Solution

You might think that disaster recovery only applies to large companies or businesses. As far as I'm concerned, if I lost all the pictures of my kids or all my recipes, that would be a major disaster! It isn't enough to have a plan but you must TEST … [Read more...]

DART Data Recovery Software For Windows Vista

DTI's premium data recovery software DART has been proven to work on all versions of Windows Vista. When DTI created DART they had Vista in mind. We have received a ton of emails asking about Vista's file system and likely future service pack … [Read more...]

Using Restore Feature With Dell And Compaq HP

I take a lot of time to evaluate, what the most frequent Technical support calls I receive are. After a thorough evaluation I have noticed that I receive an inordinate amount of calls referencing the go back or system restore feature that many of the … [Read more...]