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...]

Toshiba Recovery – Crashed Hard Drive

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Common Toshiba Hard Drive Failures All mechanical devices will fail sooner or later. Hard drives fail for various reasons. We will describe what we find to be the most common cause of failure with Toshiba hard drives. In the last decade, the … [Read more...]

Troubleshooting Basic Hard Drive Problems: Does Not Show Up In My Computer

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Hard Drive Problem #1: The hard drive is not showing up in “My Computer” or in Windows Explorer (not to be confused with internet explorer). Generally, I get phone calls where the customer states that the computer is no longer seeing their hard … [Read more...]

Water Damaged Hard Drive Recovery Shipping

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As Hurricane Irene approaches our shores we thought it a good idea to revisit the topic of how to package your hard drive for shipment after it has been submerged in water. This is a very important topic and we covered it in depth during an interview … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Hard Drive Recovery From Scored Platters

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Hard drive recovery from scored platters used to spell death for recovering data. DTI Data Recovery has special techniques to recover damaged hard drives, specifically from scored platters. A hard drive can get scored platters when the heads impact … [Read more...]

Western Digital WD5000AAJS Hard Drive Recovery

Western Digital WD5000AAJS hard drive recovery usually entails repairing the heads. Like many drives the WD5000 has a parking mechanism that is meant to protect the platters so the heads don't impact upon them. This doesn't help if the heads fail … [Read more...]

Failed Hard Drive Recovery From Stuck Heads

One of the most common problems facing computer users is a failed hard drive. We see all types of failed hard drives, but the most common fatal problem revolves around broken heads. If there are any issues with the platters, often times it will be … [Read more...]

Western Digital My Book Problem Question and Answer

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Below are some more fun Q&A about hard drive recovery. I have given what I think is the best solution to these problems. As always please leave a comment if you have a question or contact me directly at 727-345-9665 ext 236. Question: I … [Read more...]

Data Recovery Forum Questions Answered PST Recovery and Hard Drive Not Detected

So I trolled the Internet for topics to write about and found tons of forums with very good questions not being answered so I am going to post the questions and then give you the best possible answer I cam up with. Q: Yesterday I was cleaning out … [Read more...]

Damaged Hard Drive Recovery

When a hard drive is damaged it almost always comes down to one of two things that are wrong. Either the electronics are bad or the heads have failed. Damaged hard drive recovery involves repairing the parts that are broken and then accessing the … [Read more...]

How To Choose Hard Drive Recovery Company

A Google search for hard drive recovery yields a lot of results. Most of the paid or sponsored results are newer fly by night companies that are not established hard drive recovery companies. The question you need to ask yourself if contemplating … [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 Remove A Laptop Hard Drive

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So here is a little tutorial on how to remove a laptop hard drive. I only have Dell's in my little arsenal but the method should be the same across the board no matter what laptop you have. The only exception I will make that is with the dell I use … [Read more...]