Drive Failure Recovery Do’s and Don’ts


Posted on 30th October 2015 by admin in Tech

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If your hard drive crashes, fear not: this article will help.

If your hard drive crashes, fear not: this article will help.

One of the challenges of owning a computer is facing a problem with hard drive. Since all of your files are stored in your hard drive, encountering a hard drive failure can be frustrating. The first thing that you might do is attempt to retrieve the data, but if you do not know what you are doing, you might just run the risk of losing the data permanently. When it comes to hard drive failure recovery, you need to follow some basic principles so you can minimize the risk of losing all of your data and maximize the possibilities of recovering them. The first step to hard drive failure recovery process is checking your physical connection. You might be thinking too much that you miss out on checking your plugs if they are firmly connected.

You will not be able to get your hard drive or computer to work if cables are not plugged correctly. It is also not advisable to perform diy data recovery if you are not familiar with the steps. Instead of recovering the files, you might end up losing the data especially if you have already been replaced by new files. This is why it is always recommended you shut down your computer to prevent new files from being saved.

How to Troubleshoot a Hard Drive Crash

When you encounter a hard drive crash, the last thing you should do is to attempt at fixing the issue especially if you are not sure of the solution. There is a tendency to lose your files permanently if you go willy-nilly and trust some random web page with your important data. One preventive measure you should try is having an external drive as a backup. This is more manageable than you think: there are a number of automatic backup software products that will keep your data backed up very seamlessly. This way, you will still be able to retrieve data immediately even if your hard drive crashes. Upon discovering that your hard drive has crashed, the first thing you should do is to shut down your computer to prevent further damage. Do not try to restore data with some kind of desktop file utility, as that is just dangerous.

During a hard drive crash, you should keep in mind that you hard drive is partly damaged (or at the very least, your file system). This means that it cannot be replaced and you might risk losing all of your data. Although you can get hard drives working again, the benefits will definitely not outweigh the benefits. It is still much better to purchase a new hard drive so you no longer have to worry about it. It is also important that you leave the problem to a professional especially if you are not really sure of the right steps to take.

Why Should You Choose HDD Recovery Professional?

Being a writer there is no time in my world for my hard drive to act up and start clicking. All I could see were dollar signs when I thought of the potential for HDD recovery because of the horror stories I have heard from colleagues that have been through this before. After immediately shutting my laptop down to preserve what I could, I booted up my Mac computer (a separate one with a fully working file system), and started to search for reviews on reputable professionals that offer this service.

I did not think about doing a backup before shutting down! However, I sure did think about it the more I read about the actual hard drive recovery process. Professional hard disk recovery, it turns out, isn’t just black and white. Sometimes the provider can actually help you recover files over the telephone, for free! I figured, if I could save some of my files, that would be better than nothing. It ended up being well worth the call.

In researching this article, I realized I had no idea what I was doing and I had better leave it to the pros; otherwise, I may end up with nothing left. The thought of losing my manuscript was too much to handle. I contacted a good company, and went from there. Some good companies include:

Hard Drive Recovery Associates
Prosoft Engineering (for software)

  1. Den Murphy says:

    Do it yourself recovery tips that anybody can find online are not always reliable, believe me. Why take the risk? It’s still best to get the help of experts.

    30th October 2015 at 2:32 pm

  2. Donald Moore says:

    Just like anybody who hates spending too much money for hard drive recovery, I did try to fix it myself. As expected from a non-pro, I only ended up making the damage even bigger. It’s a lesson learned the hard way.

    30th October 2015 at 2:17 pm

  3. Kenneth Cox says:

    There’s always the internet to help us learn just what to do in case of hard drive failure. And one of the things that these online sources tell is that we should leave it to the professionals!

    30th October 2015 at 2:31 pm

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