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...]

$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...]

Recovering a badly fragmented Outlook PST file after a few rounds with chkdsk The Final Installment

Welcome back!  As before, we still have the problem where chkdsk was run on a RAID with a stale drive.  We have had a brief explanation of how NTFS 5 works and how the data is stored on the volume.  Lets take a much more detailed look as to how the … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Recovery FAQs

We have been getting a lot of questions about the different types of hard drive recovery and what users can do when they have a data loss situation. There are two main types of hard drive or data loss problems users run into: Software Failure - … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Recovery and Remote Diagnostics… Old School gone retro…

When I first started writing hard drive recovery software, many, many, years ago Microsoft file systems were pretty straight forward.  It was a simple FAT, with some file entry tables scattered throughout the drive with a few key system components.   … [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...]

Recovering Folder Relationships Using DOS Clustering Design

    In my last installment I described what a file entry record would look like if it were in fact a cluster holding file entry data. I went over the fact that the first two entries of the folder cluster would be a period followed by ten spaces, and … [Read more...]

Using FAT32 File Entry Record For Recovering Folders Using Software Logic

  In my last installment I described the file entry record and its on-disk format.  I used a 'C' structure to denote the different fields of the record and defined which five are most important to us when trying to recover a FAT32 file system where … [Read more...]

Recover It All ON SALE! Save $50.00 On Powerful Data Recovery Software

DTI Data Recovery is pleased to announce that it's most powerful data recovery software is now on sale for $49.99! Recover It All is professional data recovery software that has many features and a powerful scanning engine. Recover It All runs on any … [Read more...]

Hard Drive Recovery Prices

One of the most asked questions is "how much does hard drive recovery cost"? It totally depends on the situation. To understand hard drive recovery prices, you have to understand the different types of services. When you have a problem with your hard … [Read more...]

FAT32 Recover File Entry Table On-Disk Layout Using a C Structure

In my last installment Recovering FAT 32 With File System Markers, I offered a brief outline of a case that destroyed a FAT32 file systems major components. This was done by formatting the drive using an operating system that is not native to the … [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...]

How to Replace a Partition on a Single Partition Drive

We have a Free Partition Repair Tool that I get a lot of calls about. The problem most people have when using it is trying to figure out what goes into each of the fields. When a hard drive has a missing partition it is hard to know what is supposed … [Read more...]

Remote Logical Hard Drive Recovery

I have over the past few years had customers with hard drives that I knew I could fix their problem easily if I just had access to the drive. In these situations I will usually offer the customer a logical recovery, which entails them sending us the … [Read more...]

Data Recovery Services From DTI

DTI Data Recovery has been in business for decades. Our technicians and engineers have unique experience in all types of data recovery. DTI is one of the few companies in the world that not only performs hard drive repair, but also creates and sells … [Read more...]

Information to Have Ready When You Call DTIData.com Software Technical Support

Here is a list of things to have ready when you call for technical support, this is in order to try and make the experience a little nicer. Most people who call me are very frustrated already, due to the loss of data, and I find that sometimes that … [Read more...]

Data Recovery Truth And Consequence

I have been getting a lot of emails about my recent post: Data Recovery Experts: Why Use Them? Most people want to know how to tell if a data recovery company is a "real" company with a clean room, or a reseller, that is going to look at the drive, … [Read more...]

Building The Partition Record Using Recover It All Professional

There are times when the operating system may not recognize the correct partitioning of the hard drive. This may be due to a virus overwriting the original partition record, an accidental 'fdisk', operating system anomaly, software anomaly any other … [Read more...]

Building a Boot Sector With Recover It All Professional

NOTE: This walk through is good for a SINGLE partition hard disk, running an NTFS operation system. You will need to contact technical support for situations out side of that. The boot record is one of the keys to initializing the operating … [Read more...]