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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

March 01, 2006 - Milpitas,United States of America The Undelete Data Recovery Software Releases The Undelete 3.1.1

In recent years, the interest to delete data recovery software rapidly grows. Using of important electronic documents by end users and for commercial purposes has become an essential part of everyday life. For different reasons, important documents and user files may be lost. Without a recovery tool for documents and files, this may become a huge problem (which at best would lead to some inconveniences, and at worst would take lots of money).

The data recovery software products of "The-Undelete Company" apply powerful algorithms and methods, which are being constantly developed. This means that great energies expanded for lost data recovery allows organizations and end users to continue using important information of the recovered data.

The Undelete recovers deleted, lost files, as well as files deleted from Windows Recycle Bin. It also recovers files lost due to a virus attack, power supply failure, or program bugs. The Undelete recovers files of all types, including: DOC, RTF, PDF, XLS, PPT, MDB, Visio, HTML, CSV, TXT, PAS, CPP, EML, INI; audio and video files: MP3, AVI, WAV, WMA, MOV, MPG, ASF; image files: JPEG, JPG, BMP, GIF, TIF, PNG, TGA, EML, RAW, and so on. Our software products supports recovery from removable data storage devices, such as: Secure Digital, Compact Flash, SmartMedia, SONY Memory Stick, ZIP drives, USB Hard drives etc ... The Undelete recovers data from hard drives formatted in following file systems: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS+EFS . The product is compatible with Windows operational systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows МЕ, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, and Windows XP. In addition, a unique technology of data recovery in FAT 32 (under Windows NT, 2000, XP, and 2003 Server systems), which no other program uses, allows us to significantly increase the efficiency of recovery results.

The Undelete 3.1.1 is available at http://www.the-undelete.com for free evaluation. The trial version recovers files up to 64 KB. Contact: mailto:support@the-undelete.com

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 5:03 AM  
USB Data Recovery

Typically USB flash storage devices are small, lightweight, handy, low cost, rewriteable and removable; USB flash drives are NAND-type memory, a data storage device integrated with a USB interface. There are several advantages over other portable storage devices; predominantly on conservative storage devices like floppy disk, USB Drives are faster, grasp more data, and are considered more dependable than any other storage devices available in market today.

By comparison to 88.2 million USB flash drives shipped in 2005, and 115.7 million shipped in 2006, Gartner Dataquest statistics shows average 100% raise on number of USB memory drives user worldwide. SanDisk ranks No. 60 on FORTUNE's 100 fastest-Growing Companies List.

USB flash drives are a relatively dense form of storage, even the cheapest and smallest flash memory chips will store dozens of floppy disks worth of data. Most flash memory chips today can hold more data than a CD. Top of the line flash drives can even hold more data than a DVD. CompactFlash storage devices ready to hit the market soon include 64 GB's of PRAM memory. The most common USB flash memory devices are 1GB in size Recent industry reports indicate a rise for the first time in over a year for these 1GB USB storage devices due to their popularity. The flash memory market had recently only been experiencing drops in prices. This is an indicator that the profit margins on memory products may see much more positive profits this quarter.

Most modern operating systems can read and write to USB flash drives without any supplementary device drivers. Instead of exposing the composite technical detail of the underlying USB flash memory devices, the USB flash drives export a simple block-structured logical unit to the host operating system. The operating system can use whatever type of file system or block addressing scheme it wants.

Most USB flash drives do not utilize a write-protect mechanism. Such a switch on the housing of the drive itself would keep the host computer from writing or modifying data on the drive. Write-protection would make a device suitable for repairing virus-contaminated host computers without infecting the USB flash drive itself.

USB flash drives are more tolerant of abuse than mechanical drives, but the rate of USB flash drive failure under eprovided.com statistic shows 300% raise each year due to quality-control problems, mishandling and an increasing number of poorly manufactured devices on the market.

According to expert Bruce Cullen, president of data recovery services eProvided.com, "Similar to other mechanical storage devices USB flash drives also have mechanical storage and threshold margins, and face issues with potential fragmentation problems. This fragmentation occurs when documents are created and then saved or erased and when the new files are bigger than the available adjacent space. The data in these files is broken up and is randomly placed on the drive cells, resulting files start to become fragmented. Issues related to fragmentation are not known to consumers, so consumers aren't defragging their flash drives properly."

Generally a consumer is expected to find that a standard single level cell of a NAND flash drive can acknowledged 100,000 read-write cycles, usually an immeasurable amount of read-writes for common users. Issues like virus attacks, damage causes by extreme heat/cold, power outages, shock, etc. can shorten the life span of the drive or cause it to malfunction suddenly in many cases.

However, the real problem for the colossal rise of USB drive failures is manufacturing & quality control issues; faulty flash drives with poorly manufactured specifications in the market are dominating compared to the quality high price drives with similar configurations.

"I expect a dramatic rises in problems with USB flash drives as there are a lot of mushroom companies growing and manufacturing flash storage devices these days" Bruce Cullen said. "Most of the USB flash storage producers are based in Taiwan, Singapore and China, due to price competition these companies are disregarding quality controls, and due to this price competition even quality manufactures are manufacturing and selling products using low-grade flash memory circuits, capacitors and crystals, resulting in massive increases in USB Drive failure rates and reliability issues. This is creating flash memory technology questions on quality" he further added.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 4:59 AM  
Restore all your deleted files for free - Smart Data Recovery!
Friday, January 25, 2008

For immediate release

September 19, 2006

Contact: Alexander Rodichev Company: Smart PC Solutions, Inc.

Title: Chief Executive Officer E-mail: pr@smartpctools.com WWW: www.smartpctools.com

Some files are missing? Can't find your summer photos or favorite music deleted by mistake? Or trying to find something after another user worked on your computer? Now you can restore all the files with a new powerful tool - Smart Data Recovery!

Smart PC Solutions Inc. announces today the release of Smart Data Recovery, the newest freeware utility to restore MS Office documents, photos, music and many other types of files. You just type a path, and Smart Data Recovery will search for deleted files and folders automatically. Its rapid disk-scanning speed is astonishing. Once Smart Data Recovery finds erased files, it shows their name, date, time and attributes. Only one click and files are restored!

Smart Data Recovery works with different data storage devices, such as hard disk drives (IDE, ATA, SATA, SCSI), flash cards, multimedia cards, USB drives, PC cards, memory sticks, secure digital cards and floppy disks. Smart Data Recovery handles zip files too. You can also recover files on your digital camera. This is a fantastic product. Smart Data Recovery is able to restore all the files and folders on a disk drive that, according to the Windows notifications, can't be accessed. The utility supports different file systems, such as FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and compatible with Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003.

Another line of duty for Smart Data Recovery is safety and confidentiality of personal data. The program can remove the data related to deleted files. Therefore nobody will be able to recover your personal information and use it in their own interests. Use Smart Data Recovery to prevent your secrets from spreading. Just click the "Wipe" button and no one can restore your deleted files and folders, no matter how advanced their data recovery tool is.

The program is extremely easy-to-use and has a nice and informative design. All tasks can be performed with a few clicks. Due to a simple, yet powerful algorithm, Smart Data Recovery allows you to find erased files fast, and restore lost data quickly and effectively. The program has a multilingual interface that supports English, German, Spanish, French and Italian.

The files restoring programs are usually quite expensive, but not any more - from this moment you can retrieve your files absolutely for free. Just download Smart Data Recovery from www.smartpctools.com/data_recovery. Save your money and valuable time - this program works much faster than any similar software!

Special offer! Smart PC Solutions, Inc. offers user group members a 50% discount on other software products. You can see other easy-to-use system utilities by Smart PC Solutions, Inc. at the company's web site www.smartpctools.com/products.

About Smart PC Solutions Founded in 1999, Smart PC Solutions is a technology corporation based in USA. The goal of the company is to provide individuals and businesses with easy-to-use software for daily maintenance of computers. For more information about Smart PC Solutions and their line of products, please visit www.smartpctools.com.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: Please, let us know if you have any questions or would like to get more information on Smart Data Recovery. Contact Alexander Rodichev at pr@smartpctools.com

Contact information: [Responsible person] Alexander Rodichev [Phone] +1 206 350 4899 [Fax] [Email] pr@smartpctools.com [Web-site] http://www.smartpctools.com

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 3:01 AM  
Data Recovery - Repair USB Flash Drive

The experience of finding out that the digital camera you just bought can only take a very limited number of pictures, and that transferring these images to the computer takes just about forever, can wipe out the excitement that normally accompanies such a purchase. Most digital cameras and older USB storage products come with very low capacity, low speed, and memory cards or product parts that are pretty much inadequate for anything. However, for those prone to fret and fume over such matters, there's help at hand in the form of high-speed, high capacity, digital camera memory cards and USB storage devices. Repair USB flash drive and memory card recovery services are available when data gets lost or media becomes badly damaged.

Feel the need for speed? Check out this gizmo;

The SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash memory cards, with a minimum read-and-write speed of 40 MB/sec, are the fastest in the world, the Ferrari's or Lamborghini's among digital camera memory cards. They come in sizes of 2, 4 and 8GB and are meant for the serious photographer who uses a top-of-the-line digital camera to shoot RAW and JPEG images that are usually very large and quickly fill up a card. Also see the new Sandisk USB storage devices. The card is capable of withstanding extremes of temperatures ranging from -13F to 185F and comes bundled with software that allows photographers to manage and manipulate images and data. USB flash drive repair issues are lessened with better working products. Now that's adding additional cool stuff!

Have bad eyesight? Don't even think about buying this memory card!

If you are one of those types who think size does matter, you will surely want to check out Kingston's latest offering - the MicroSD card. The storage capacity for this card is 1GB, all on a surface area that easily fits onto a fingertip. Though the card can be used for a variety of applications, it is sure to be popular on small digital cameras, the kind normally used by people who love outdoor photography. The card comes with an SD adapter than allows it to be fit into any SD card slot.

High-performance, attractively packaged card;

Lexar Media's Platinum 2 CompactFlash memory card is aimed at photographers who want a performance card that supports rapid-fire shooting and full motion video. With a speed rating of 80x that delivers a minimum sustained write speed of 12MB per second, this card allows you to take advantage of the various features in your digital camera. It also allows you to write captured information onto the card quickly and without interruption. Moreover, the card's revolutionary packaging style makes the card stand out in stores and clearly communicates the card format, speed, and capacity to the buyer.

All these devices need to be used with caution, loosing important data on these devices can have its toll on consumers. If you ever loose data and need to fix a thumb drive or have repair USB flash drive issues contact eProvided.com. USB flash drive repair and any other issues like a USB device not recognized in windows errors can be resolved with an advanced data recovery company like eProvided.com.

Bruce Cullen is a Hi Tech expert on the latest gadgets and gismos with a specialization on cutting edge technology of USB Flash Drive Repair.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 2:59 AM  
Hard Disk Data Recovery
Thursday, January 24, 2008

The computer is much like a moody fiance. You never know how it would react. Sometimes it is just fine, running at high speed and following your every command. But there are those days when you just wonder what is wrong. And then there are hard drive crashes. Its sickening to even think of them. Have you seen someone whose hard drive has just crashed? You should because if you see, you would not want to be in his shoes. Suddenly at the stroke of a second, all data that you have stored over the months and years, all files are gone ? they are wiped and your slate goes clean. But there is something that is even more horrific that this. And that is a hard disk data recovery service.

That is because hard disk data recovery can become a really complex issue. But that is not the case always. Hard disk data recovery can be simple or complex, expensive or over-the-roof. It depends on exactly how your computer is screwed up. It can be as simple as the hard drive loading mechanism not working properly. Though it seems an innocent exercise, but the fact is, dozens of programs work at the back end to make your computer just boot. And if any one of them have developed errors or have fatally linked up, then it can crash your machine. In such cases, you will need to carry out hard disk data recovery. Such hard disk data recovery processes are so simple that expert help is also not needed. All you need is some simple information to guide you. And of course an extra hard drive. Just slave boot the hard drive to the replacement and begin to extract the data.

However normally, hard disk data recovery is much more complex than this. When a hard drive crashes, there are usually several solutions you can opt for. You can either go for a simple hard disk data recovery and recover as much data as is available. But in this method you have to hope a lot ? prey that the problem is not in an area where the most important files have been saved. But if the drive has been severely affected and simply ignores you when you want it to spin, or spins but causes further damage, then you have just one option really. Take it out and go to a drive doctor who will use sophisticated and expensive machinery to diagnose the problem. And when you do that, hard disk data recovery can send you behind by thousands of dollars.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 12:38 AM  
Data Recovery and Computer Diagnostics

One advantage of Computer diagnostics utilities is that many of them are useful to determine what data is recoverable. PC diagnostics software may include a data recovery facility or simply diagnose and return a list of Available Clusters from which Data retrieval is possible.

Data Recovery applications are the fastest, most convenient and one of the most cost-effective solutions when it comes to retrieving your lost Data. A technician may charge a price that could well fall outside your budget. Some Computer diagnostics programs can recover up to 99% of lost Data.

It must be said that where computer diagnostics Software may identify potential HARD DRIVE PROBLEMS, there is no way for any software to anticipate involuntary deletion, virus attack or any other form of file corruption.

Although, data loss may occur through human ERROR, more often Than not it is due to hard drive failure. That is why we recommend using PC diagnostics software on a regular basis, since this type of software is very useful in preventing such hard disk failure from occurring, thus minimizing the risk of Data Loss by keeping the hard drive in good working order.

Data recovery software usually comes in the form of a Stiffy disk or bootable Cd-Rom that performs a series of diagnostic checks on your Computer upon Boot up, thus determining the condition of your hard drive and the data it contains if any. It would then go through a series of data recovery procedures in an attempt to Salvage the data on your hard drive.

Understand that no Data Recovery is guaranteed, there are times when data recovery is just not possible, more often than not, however, this is not the case.

That being said, you should not discount the need to care for your hard drive just because this software exists. For the most part, Data Recovery Software will save your hard drive and get you out of trouble but remember there will be times when data recovery is just not possible

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 12:37 AM  
Data And Hard Drive Recovery

Oh, No, I deleted my everything !

Hard Drive Recovery and the recovery of apparently lost files and date can often be restored with some simple know hows or data recovery software. What a great world we live in.

Computers are one of the best tools that has come into the hands of man since the convenience of toilet paper. Your computer offers you the ability to store all your valuable files and data in one convenient place and in most cases makes it portable.

But in the event of a Hard Drive Crash or the the loss of important or valued data, files, pictures, movies etc., that wonderful computer turns into an expensive paper weight taking up space on your desk or kitchen table.

Sometimes we tend to convince ourselves that our lost or deleted files are gone forever and that hours or weeks of work to replace them is required. But in many cases lost files and data, even a Hard Disk Recovery can be done in moments.

Lost or deleted files can be located and recovered. Often you may just find it sitting in your trash. To recover it, simply click and drag it onto your computer desktop. If you would like to replace it back into it's original place or folder simply right click it and choose that.

On occasion, you start up your computer and can't find that file you worked on so hard. Before you start yelling out to your spouse or children a simple search of files on your computer may bring it up. Often we quickly save our files not noticing where our computer decided to save them to. Often they are in a folder we have not thought of. To find that file click on "Start" and use your search function there. Type in part or all of the name of your file and you may just find it !

In the event that you or someone has accidentally deleted your wanted file or data then all is not lost. Data recovery software will search your computer and restore it for you. Imagine a file being like a painting. It is painted over white ready for next use, but the painting, or in this case the data, is still there underneath. You just need to remove the white paint. Data recovery software does the job for you. It scans your computer for recoverable items and asks you if you want to recover any or all of them.

You may be surprised what you find !

Hard Drive Recovery Tools are also available. When your computer starts choking on memory, freezing, crashing to a halt or re-starting itself or you hear strange noises coming from your hard drive then a crash may well be on the way. You'll probably start seeing serious looking error messages, note these done before you click them away.

In most cases free computer support is available. Click your "Start" button, then right click on "My Computer" then choose "Properties" then "Support". It should show you a phone number and times to ring for free computer support. Support will walk you through steps to rectify your problems but may end-up recommending you completely recover your computer losing all files on your "C Drive". Effectively your computer returns to the day you brought it home from the shop.

The good news is that a full recovery of your computer doesn't involve your "D Drive" so placing important and large files there is good advise. It also frees up your "C Drive" which does most of your work and the all the complaining within your computer.

To prevent hard drive crashes and the need for hard drive recovery we are always warned to back-up our files. Unfortunately we often don't or not as often as we should do. Hard drive recovery experts are somewhat available at a cost, but nowadays the simple use of Hard Drive Recovery Software is, luckilyArticle Search, at our finger tips.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 12:35 AM  
How To Become A Data Recovery Expert
Friday, January 18, 2008

A data recovery expert is capable of retrieving lost data caused by damaged hard drives and by human mistakes. Data loss is a problem that everyone always has to contend with. Data loss can either come suddenly or may be the result of accidental operation. There are many different ways to lose data. It can come from corrupted files as a result of equipment design flaws or equipment malfunction. Some popular cases include human mistakes and negligence from the user.

A computer needs to be treated as a sensitive machine. A sudden bump can sometimes be enough to damage and result in loss of data. Data loss along with computer breakdown can be a major problem for most companies that rely on data. A computer and data recovery expert can help you in trying to retrieve the information and help prevent further data loss and damage by offering you these tips.

You are capable of using the computers built in resources for retrieving your data. Whether you are using a single user notebook or desktop computer or running a corporate server, always consider backing up your files every day for preventing these problems. Backing up your data means making a copy of valuable files on a different and separate media from the main file set in current use. By doing this, if your main documents are lost during a crash or another problem, you will have another set of back up files that you can access anytime.

If you have already created a back up of your documents, try to practice restoring your drive even when you do not need it. Testing your back up system will make you more prepared and sure that your back up files can be accessed easily when the need arises. It is also very important to back up all your data before upgrading your computer. This way, if anything goes wrong, you still have your complete backup. Try also to document your system procedure by listing all your computer applications and check if you are backing up on a regular basis all the files being used on each of them. Have all your data and software well organized in case a data recovery expert has a use for them.

Preventive maintenance is the key to avoid problems, preventing data loss is as important as starting your computer. Try to keep your equipment under favorable environmental conditions. Be always aware of the temperature and humidity condition of the room where your computer system is located. If possible, make use of air conditioning to ensure that your computer is always under a favorable environment. It is also a very good idea to install power surge protection in case the electrical installation on the place where you work suffers any problem.

Keep your computer clean since this is one of the main problems that computers experience today, dust accumulation can translate into larger problems. Always make it a point to also clean tape and optical drives by using special cleaning devices. Data loss and computer problems can be avoided by following preventive measures to ensure that you have a system in place that will help remedy potential loss of data. These tips from a data recovery expert will provide you with the possibility of forever avoiding data loss problems and being able to work without concerns.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 3:15 AM  
Data Recovery To Your Rescue

Loss of data from hard drive or a hard drive malfunction may prove detrimental to the prospects of your business. But data recovery from damaged hard drives is possible if you know what to do and whose help to ask for.

The biggest question is to what extent can data be recovered successfully. Server databases of up to forty-six gigabytes have been recovered. Data have also been recovered from hard drives damaged due to fire or flood.

Data loss attributable to human error or minor system malfunction, without damage to the hard disk, is recoverable by using data recovery software available in the market. Data is often erased accidentally and cannot be found even in the Recycle Bin. This recovery software provides an 'un-erase' feature that will allow you to retrieve data from your hard drive. There are many recovery utilities available on the internet that can be downloaded for free but they provide limited features than the paid versions. The most popular are McAfee Utilities, Gateway GoBack, Ontrack System Suite and Norton SystemWorks that can cost anything between $40 and $60.

However, if the problem is more serious than a mere loss of data, then it is advisable to send the hard drive to a reputable data recovery service provider. If you are having problems with a damaged hard disk, the best thing to do will be to leave it alone and send it to the recovery service provider. People have been known to install recovery utilities on the damaged hard drive but only to worsen the damage. If you are keen on trying to recover the data on your own, then first attach the damaged hard disk to another computer and use as a secondary slave disk before trying to retrieve the data.

Before sending the damaged hard drive for data recovery service, the reputation of the service provider should be taken into account. Companies that have established their credibility in this field should be your first choice. It is also advisable that you ask for an estimate of the cost and time within which the recovery process would be done. Usually, it takes 3 to 5 days for the process to be completed. Depending on the complexity of the problem the cost may be between $300 and $2500. Some of the more established data recovery companies are Ontrack, CBL Data Recovery Technologies, Vogon International, Data Recovery Clinic and Action Front though this is not an exhaustive list.

Though there are ways to recover data, there is no harm in taking measures beforehand. Important data, especially server databases, should always be backed up and businesses should assess the risk involved to take proper preventive measures.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 3:13 AM  
Performing Successful Data Recovery For Computers

If you have work files, private financial information or bookkeeping stored on your computer, this could be the most important article that you will ever read. As with any electronic device, glitches can occur without warning and, when it comes to computers, they can often result in the loss of important files. But, what if there was some way to recover the data that you thought was lost? For many, this theory is music to your ears. The good news is, however, that it's not a theory because your computer may have an excellent data recovery capability that you didn't even know about.

The first and most reliable way to ensure data recovery is to make a back-up copy of your file(s) and store them onto a CD or another location in your computer. In some cases, you may even prefer to store a back-up file on a different computer. This will help greatly in the event that your original file becomes corrupted or is missing.

If you are operating your computer using Microsoft Windows XP, you may use the System Restore feature to undo harmful changes to your computer and restore its settings and performance. System Restore returns your computer to an earlier time (called a restore point) without causing you to lose recent work, such as saved documents, e-mail or history and favorites lists. As an added benefit, any changes that System Restore makes to your computer are completely reversible. You may access this feature by clicking on Programs, then Accessories and choosing the System Restore feature. This will work as an effective data recovery method for most computer users.

If you experience problems with your startup screen, you may be able to restart the system in Safe Mode. This will allow for you to make some changes and access several features in an effort to find the problem. In Safe Mode, you will only have access to basic files and drivers, but will not be able to logon to the internet.

If you are still experiencing difficulty with data recovery, you may find success with inserting the appropriate Restore/System CD that came with your computer. When prompted, you can choose to repair the system without affecting any data or software programs. To do so, restart the computer with the CD inside and press R to start the Recovery Console. From there, you can access the drives on your computer and make any needed changes. This approach is effective if the computer is experiencing a problem with startup or is not working properly and no other remedy will work.

If you are experiencing problems that none of the aforementioned methods will correct, your last resort may be to use the Windows Installation CD, which will reinstall the operating system to it's original configuration. This will erase all files, including data files, which means the only way to have a successful data recovery using this method is if you have saved back-up copies that you can access via CD-Rom or another computer and transfer them onto the reinstalled system.

In conclusion, the most successful data recovery will come from back-up copies and/or being able to use the Repair feature without affecting current files or programs. In some cases, the manufacturer of the computer may be able to recommend additional steps for data recovery, but the most common ones are outlined above.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 3:11 AM  
Data Recovery from Recordable and Re-writable CD's

The world of computer data storage media certainly has moved on since the old days of 8 or 5.25-inch floppy disks. Modern and far more reliable recordable and re-writable CD's have virtually completely replaced the floppy disk. Unfortunately problems do still exist, which can cause data to be corrupted and lost.

When disaster strikes and you find you've got a data loss issue with one of your recordable/ re-writable CD's there are a number of simple troubleshooting moves you can make to try to get that all important data back.

First of all, make sure you know the disc in question is a CD and not a fairly similar looking DVD disc. It follows that you should ensure the disc drive on your computer is designed for CD's and not DVD's. CD players don't function properly with DVDs, but, some DVD players can read CD's.

Next you should try and make the CD as clean as possible using an air canister or, lint-free cloth or wiper. The best cleaning hand motions are from the centre of the disk out to the disc edge. Don't move the wiper in a circular motion. A small quantity of distilled water can help very tough marks to come off. Removing marks such as dirty fingerprints or felt tip pen ink will improve the discs readability.

Ensure the cabling connecting the computer to the drive is snug and secure. Cables are actually able to move out of their sockets with repeated shutdowns or startups due to associated expansion and contraction cycles. Screwing or clipping the cable to the drive can help reduce this problem.

Try re-recording the data onto a CD-R, if it was originally stored on a rewritable CD. This is useful in that CD-R's are often more easily read by CD drives since they have improved physical recording processes. If the CD drive is old then the opposite may be true, in this case place a rewritable CD in the old drive, older CD drives will have more of a chance of reading this type of disk.

The computer BIOS needs to be looked at to ensure it is not corrupted. The BIOS can be found upon the initial boot-up process of the computer, usually by pushing a specific key, e.g. F1. Once in the BIOS the CD drive should be listed in the boot-up sequence. When booting up the computer, the CD drive should be listed in the right place, typically second within the drive sequence.

The driver(s) can be reinstalled by their careful removal from the 'device manager list'. After this reboot the system and wait for Windows to install the driver automatically. Upon following this many small problems can be ironed out. If problems still persist you can remove the CD drive from the registry, then using the windows 'device manager' you can reinstall it.

If after having tried these basic methods of countering a data issue on your CD with no positive results you will most likely have to travel to a specialist data recovery expert. Specialists have an array of equipment and procedures that will more often than not yield good results fast.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 3:09 AM  
How to Use Computer Data Recovery Software

Your computer has a crash! The Black DAY! And now? The start of your first helps is the real first step to get back your datas. About 95 percent of all datacrashes has the chance to get a recovery! It's very important to start with the right steps. To know it - safe money and time!

Often our computer files are messed up because our computers will write our files when we are done using them wherever there is available space. This is why it is important to use computer data recovery software. Computer data recovery software will make your life easier because the computer data recovery software will put the data back into the files that they belong.

Many files on our computer are used by other programs. If the data is stored in a different fragmented area, your programs may start running terrible. The computer data recovery software will help to make your machine run more smoothly.

Things That Can Affect Your Recovery Process

There are different deciding factors that will determine the success rate of the recovery of your hard drive. Some of the factors that you will come across are things that you have no control over. The other factors can be made better if we take the time to take care of our files on our computer systems. We can do this through computer data recovery software.

One problem that is bigger than the rest when it comes to the success rate of the recovery of your hard drive. This is the fragmentation of the data. This means that there are different fragments of a file or files that are shared with other programs are scattered throughout your computer on different hard drives. You will find that this is going to happen as time goes on with your computer. Writing and taking files off your hard drive, will be a problem. You can keep your hard drive in better condition if you manage the data that is fragmented. You can do this with computer data recovery software.

What Happens With Fragmentation?

When your system calls out for related applications or programs, the operating system that you are using will pick certain pieces of your data to use. When you are finished, they are then written back on your hard drive. Your computer system will look for available pieces of space that are on your computer, and will write the data to those spots. Over time, your data will slowly fragment. This is when computer data recovery software will help.

You could have one huge file that is stored in many different locations on your drive. When your computer is writing back data, the amount of free space that was written to was available in sections rather than one spot. This data is scattered around on your hard drive. Once again, computer data recovery software can improve this problem.

The more you install programs on your computer and then take them off, the more you find that your file has been fragmented. A lot of copying and deleting of files on your hard drive will also do the same thing. If you find yourself doing this often, you will want to get computer data recovery software.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 3:06 AM  
COMPUTER PROBLEMS-Data Recovery and PC Protection
Monday, January 14, 2008

Data recovery and PC protection go hand in hand. Data recovery is a challenge faced by everyone using a computer. If you are reading this article I am sure you too like me have faced it sometime or the other. Now data loss can be due to a system crash that is the software crash or due to the hardware crash. Around 66% of the data loss is caused by software and user oriented problems. So this article will be deal with only the software side of problems and their probable solutions.
Let us briefly review the different types of problems and then list out the different solutions available in the market.
Now when it comes to data loss the user is the culprit to a large extent. We surf the web download lot of files and the install the shareware trial versions available freely on the net. We keep on trying new stuff on the internet to know what suits us best for a particular task. This sometimes can lead us to unintentionally install spywares malwares and other harmful files resulting in slower computer over a period of time. Most viruses now start acting only after a few days after they have got downloaded on to the system. You can say they act as a time bomb waiting to explode. Some of us do know that it might crash our system and lead to data loss still we cant resist the temptation.
I would go to the extent of saying in the present scenario we don?t even have the freedom to do what we want on the computer obviously fearing eventual system failures.
Some basic tips to protect your computer and keeping it running at optimum condition:
? Prevention is better than cure- sure you know where I am getting at. Identifying corrupt and harmful files at an early stage is a must for every computer user. You should have a good antivirus solution running on your computer. Few good options are Norton antivirus, Mcafee and there are lots of other antivirus solutions available on the net. I personally have used both Norton and Mcafee and found both to be reliable and efficient. If you are looking for a free alternative try AVG free edition. It is an excellent solution for personal computers. Regularly scan your computer. This can be automated by scheduling the scan at a particular time everyday or when you shutdown the computer. Always keep your antivirus updated.
? Also over a period of time lot of unwanted files get collected in your system. Cleaning these files will free up a lot of your memory. You can use the system defrag option of Windows operating system to optimize your hard disk. Also you will face lot of registry errors as not all programs get uninstalled completely and this can slow up your computer. There are lot of software?s which can optimize memory, remove unwanted files and fix registry errors automatically for you.
? Keep away from sharewares and free software?s as these are beta versions most of the time and are given free to find bugs and can be dangerous for your data.
? Keep away from adult websites and other sites which have popups and other activex controls running when you load the site. A pop up blocker can be good to handle this problem. I personally use the free google toolbar. Yahoo toolbar is equally good.
? Limit the use of internet though I know it is hard to do that and it does hamper our freedom.

Having talked about the basic problems and the easiest solutions let?s now get to the core of the problem
? What if my system has already crashed?
? What if my system does not boot?
? What if I am not allowed to login?
? What if my computer has already been infected with a virus?
? What if I accidentally deleted an important file?
? What if someone deleted my files on a shared computer?

The answer to the above questions is to have a PC protection and Data recovery solution on your computer. I have emphasized the use of ?Prevention is better than cure? and will stick to the same here.
Over the years, a variety of products have been developed and marketed to address PC problems. Some are partial solutions. Some are slow solutions. Some are more problems than solutions. Here, I have listed almost all major products in the market in four categories, each representing a scope of solutions in fixing or trying to fix PC problems.
PARTIAL SOLUTIONS (PS)
At the lowest end of the PC maintenance software spectrum are Partial Solutions. Due to the low technology requirements and the nature of its purpose, there are many products in this category. Products assigned to this category are designed to address a specific computer problem such as tools like ?UNDELETE?. It allows users to recover deleted or lost files in Windows. However, in a case of a Windows crash, these programs become helpless and useless. That is why they are considered partial solutions to common and/or simple problems.
STATIC COMPLETE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS (SCSS)
SCSS is a big step forward from Partial Solutions. There are significantly less products in the category available on the market. First of all, they are complete system solutions. Software products in this category allow users to backup the entire system into an image file and later restore the system to the image in a disaster recovery. However, due to the tremendous disk space and time required to create a system image file, the image cannot be created frequently. Users can only statically create images once in a while. In a case of recovery, the system will be set back to months or even years ago. All the applications and data created since the image are lost. SCSS generally requires much higher technology than Partial Solutions.
DYNAMIC COMPLETE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS (DCSS)
DCSS is a break through from traditional PS and SCSS. Due to the very high technology requirements, there are only very few products in this category. This group of software generally employs a patented technology, such as Roxio Goback?. It allows users to create a system recovery point in seconds, and it helps users to restore system to that recovery point in minutes. DCSS sounds almost like prefect solutions if the users are just easily satisfied. Even though DCSS allows users to dynamically and easily create new system restore points, there is still a fundamental problem in the differences in time. Once you restore a system to an earlier restore point, all the data created after that point is lost or inaccessible. Such a condition is a big problem for users who put emphasis on data.
DYNAMIC COMPLETE SYSTEM AND DATA SOLUTIONS (DCSDS)
Can we really redefine the law of physics? Allowing users to restore the system back to the past and still have access to the data from the future in a Hollywood?s ?Back to Future? type of fiction. The fiction is now reality and is found in EAZ-FIX?. Based on a patent pending approach, EAZ-FIX? allows users to restore the complete system back to a healthy condition and retain all the data created beyond that point. EAZ-FIX? is the most advance PC maintenance software to have ever been developed. It is the pinnacle of PC system and data recovery and there is no other competitor that can match what EAZ-FIX? brings to the table. And because of its extremely intricate and state of the art technology, we don?t expect any competitor emerging in this category any time soon.
SYMANTEC GHOST?
Formally known as Norton Ghost, Symantec Ghost? is the most popular computer system backup and imaging software. It allows users to make a copy of the entire system to an image file. The file can then be stored on CDs or network servers. In a case of disaster recovery, users can restore the image back onto the computer. The solution offered by Symantec Ghost is a slow solution, it takes several minutes or longer in most cases to create or restore the image file. The Ghost solution is a costly solution, the image file might be as large as the system itself or half of the system size in compressed format; however, compression takes a big toll on restore time. The Ghost solution is also a partial solution. Due to the amount of time and space required to create image files, it is impossible for users to create frequent backup image files. Therefore, in a case of disaster recovery, users are most likely to restore back to the date of initial P.C. setup condition. All the programs, files and data created afterwards are permanently lost.
IBM RAPID RESTORE?
Rapid Restore is the latest system recovery solution provided by IBM with their new PCs in attempt to replace the OEM recovery CDs. The software reserves a portion of the hard disk space to store a complete factory release image of the system. The reserved disk space is programmed as a hidden partition, inaccessible to most common users; however, an experienced user can remove the hidden partition easily. And thereby, leave the system unrecoverable. As a system imaging software, Rapid Restore shares the same deadly weakness with Symantec Ghost; it is only a partial solution. In a case of disaster recovery, users are set back to the initial factory release condition. All the programs, files and data created afterwards are permanently lost. Rapid Restore is also not rapid; it takes many minutes to restore a system.
HYPERTEC DEEP FREEZE?
Deep Freeze? is quick and easy baseline software. Once it is installed, it prevents any ?save? operation to the hard disk. All the programs, files and data users created are kept in a temporary buffer. Once the system is restarted, all that information is thrown away, and the system is reset back to when the software was installed. When compared to the aforementioned imaging solutions, Ghost and Rapid Restore, Deep Freeze is a quantum leap in term of space and time. It does not require creating and restoring a system image. Therefore, it doesn?t need extra disk space to store the system image and it only takes a restart to reset the system. This makes Deep Freeze a good option for some school or publicly shared PCs. However, Deep Freeze is not a viable solution outside classrooms because, it does not allow any changes to the system, it literally makes a PC ?read only?. Such limitations offer very little to professional PC users.
GOLDENSOFT RECOVERY GENIUS?
Recovery Genius? takes Deep Freeze?s concept one step further. Based on a hard disk sector filtering technique, Recovery Genius reserves a portion of the hard disk space for redirecting the disk I/O commands. It allows users to keep the information in the protected space during restarts. It takes significantly less amount of space than the conventional imaging approach. Therefore, the time to restore is much less than Ghost or Rapid Restore. Everything seems ideal so far, until you run the Recovery Genius for the first time! It does not allow you to restore individual files from the backup storage, so it is all or nothing. Unfortunately, you can only get data you HAD and loose data you HAVE when you select a restore. This significant weakness is driving Recovery Genius away from common and corporate users. At this time, Recovery Genius is mainly valued as an improved Deep Freeze in publicly shared PC markets.
SYMANTEC GOBACK?
Formerly known as Roxio Goback, Adaptec Goback as well as other names, Goback has been sold and transferred frequently from one company to another. We can only assume it has not been pleasing its vendors. Based on a file level monitoring and logging technique, the idea has merit, but the reality does not. It needs to consume a big chunk of the hard disk space to create a change history file. The monitoring system is picking up every little bit of file changes regardless of whether or not, it is worth to know or see. A simple system restart will generate 100s of file changes to log. It really makes one wonder if more truly is better; in Goback?s case, more is definitely not better. The details file change history logging consumes the hard disk space quickly and easily, not to mention, the tremendous pressure it puts on system resources.
EAZ-FIX?
EAZ-FIX? is an industry leading PC protection software. It represents an advancement in technology that has never before been available in protecting computers from virus, user or system problems. It allows computer users regardless their skill levels to easily and quickly address their computer problems in seconds. It enables both users and enterprise IT support groups to save tremendous amount of time and money on maintaining their computers.
EAZ-FIX provides the protection without the need for backups or carrying duplicate images of hard drives. EAZ-FIX allows users to create a ?snapshot? of the entire system and data at a specific time. Technically speaking, a snapshot is a map of the hard disk sectors and the map?s indexing system. Practically speaking, a snapshot is a ?picture? of the system and data at a specific time. Users can select a specific snapshot to recover files from or restore the entire system to.
Based on a patent pending technology, EAZ-FIX? only takes 0.07% total hard disk space to create up to 60,000 snapshots. That is the least amount of disk space required to protect the entire system compared to any other software available.
FEW HIGHLIGHT OF EAZ-FIX?
1. Supports up to 60,000 snapshots.
2. Recovers corrupted or deleted files from any of the 60,000 snapshots easily and quickly.
3. Restores a completely crashed system with data up to the second of crash.
4. Restores the entire system to any of the 60,000 snapshots with data synchronization from the current system.
5. Includes dynamic disk space management. Releases the unused disk space upon the deletion of snapshots
6. Supports all industry standard deployment options.
7. Provides completely hands-free, silent background installations.
8. Includes configuration during installation. Customizes the program upon installation

CONCLUSION
From the above set of options, all of the software?s are good. I am personally using EAZ-FIX?. It is definitely the most advanced computer system and data maintenance software that is available in the market today. It has the most features and also can be used with virtual OS software?s like VMware. It is the best software in its class, not to forget it?s cheaper than the competitors. The best part is it uses only 0.07% disk space and can recover data in about 15 seconds in case of any problems.
Coming to the problems we discussed above:
? What if my system has already crashed?
? What if my system does not boot?
? What if I am not allowed to login?
? What if my computer has already been infected with a virus?
? What if I accidentally deleted an important file?
? What if someone deleted my files on a shared computer?

EAZ-FIX? does solve all the above mentioned problems and more with in seconds. It gives you the freedom to do anything and everything without any fear and as they say it literally bullet-proof?s your computer from all problems.
You can visit http://mknenterprises.com to know more about EAZ-FIX?. The site is very informative and you can download a free 15day trial and evaluate it.
I hope this has been an informative and useful article for you and you do take preventive measures to safeguard your computer data.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 4:44 AM  
The Drama of Data Recovery

Data loss is often a tragic and traumatic experience for most computer users. It is often due to hard drive failure, accidental formatting, electronic malfunctioning or a product of "natural calamities". This seems to be not much of a problem when there are viable data back-ups that the user creates. However, the problem comes when we tarry on making our back-up files, which is not a rare practice by the way. Yet even for those who prepare back-up files still fail to check on the viability of their back-ups.

In fact, even top-rated organizations are victims of data loss, because it simply happen all the time without choosing its target.

One minute, your files are all there. The next minute they're gone.

Whether yours is a novel that you have been working on for some time now, or some business data that means a lot to your career, it will still be like a great tragedy that will befall you. Now, when all your data are loss, are they truly gone forever? Can't something be done about them?

Off course there is...data recovery!

Data recovery is a huge business, which help computer users recover their data losses, even from a burned out hard drive!

Once a hard drive is sent to a data recovery company, it will be subjected to a diagnosis that will help determine the drive's condition and the status of the data loss. This process of evaluation will allow data recovery engineers to identify the problems and the necessary courses to take.

Logical failures, a type of failure that results from file-system corruption will take some time to rebuild. This is mainly because the solution to the failure would have to be a rebuilding process. However, there are cases that the whole drive would not need a total reconstruction. These occur when the media is not totally wrecked.

If however the failure roots from a physical problem, that may be more of a challenge. The data recovery engineer will have to scan the media and scan the binary code. This then will be rebuilt and transferred to a new hard drive. But users often elect the use of VCD' and CD's.

The process of evaluation typically consumes one day. However, depending on the data recovery company, the actual data recovery process may take some 3 to 5 days. If you want immediate results (like when data recovery is a matter of life and death), there are agencies offering rush works during weekends. But off course with tag prices that are higher than usual.

Data recovery on its premium service commands great prices. Sadly the motto here seem to be- "you get what you paid for". It must be understood that data recovery process is a very intricate one, which requires factors that come with expensive tags. This is probably due to the truth that when something becomes complicated, it already owns the license to obligate consumers to pay higher for the services.

You don't only pay for the services itself but also for the skill of the data recovery engineer. The better the skill, the higher the price. In data recovery industry, one surety to retrieve lost data is to hire talented engineers who can perform at the highest level of standard. However, even that would not suffice. In fact, no one can actually guarantee you of the desired outcome. Experienced data recovery engineers can only provide you with tentative solutions, however so long as data recovery is on its process, there is no assurance that lost data can be recovered in the manner that you so desired.

In here, your only refuge is to seek for a very experienced engineer to accomplish the job and hope with cross fingers that he may produce a job well done.

Khieng 'Ken' Chho - Online Data Recovery Resources. For more, visit Ken's website: http://datarecovery.1w3b.net

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 4:41 AM  
Computer Diagnostics and Data Recovery

One of the big advantages of Computer diagnostics utilities is that many of them are useful to determine the availability of destroyed or deleted data that can be recovered. PC diagnostics software may include a data recovery facility or simply diagnose and return a list of clusters available from where data can be retrieved again.

PC diagnostics applications are fastest, and one of the most convenient cost-effective solutions when it comes to rescuing your lost information, that otherwise a technician may charge a price that sometimes may be out of your budget. Some Computer diagnostics programs can recover up to 99% of hard drive data recovery problems.

Although, data loss may occur due to human mistakes, more often it happens due to a hard drive failure. That is the reason why it is recommended to use PC diagnostics software on a regular basis, since this type of software is very useful to prevent those errors from occurring, thus no data can be lost if the hard drive is kept in good condition.

Certainly, computer diagnostics may determine if the hard disk has a potential problem or not, but when the data is lost due to involuntary deletion, virus attack or any other form of file corruption, there is no PC diagnostics program that can anticipate an event of such nature.

Data recovery software is usually provided as floppy disk aid, this peculiarity allows that any crashed PC can work again after the software performs a series of PC diagnostics before running to determine what failed in your hard disk, and the conditions of your remaining information, if any.

Computer diagnostics will run until they gather enough information to provide you with several screens prompting you about particular issues and offering you the solutions to fix it yourself. When the Data recovery utility is part of PC diagnostics software, it probably will not require the floppy disk to run, except when the system is totally halted.

The goal of Computer diagnostics utilities and data recovery software is to help you avoid wasting time and money transporting your computer to get repaired, most of the time with no guarantee that all your data will be restored. Your hard disk is the most valuable piece of you computer because of all your valuable data files, so do not expose it to being lost, using PC diagnostics software and getting a data recovery utility, just in case can save you time and money.

Natalie Aranda writes about business, computers and information technology.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 4:40 AM  
Data Recovery and Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if what you know about data recovery is accurate? Consider the following paragraphs and compare what you know to the latest info on data recovery.

Sooner or later your company could become the victim of a natural disaster, or something much more common like a lightning storm or downed power lines. Just because your company may be a small business doesn't mean it's immune to data disasters. If a small business does not have a good and tested disaster recovery plan in place when disaster hits they may never fully recuperate and it may even cause them to go out of business. Sometimes even a data recovery service is unable to be of any help. Following are some questions that should be answered in order to give you some idea of what you need to do to that will help you if you do have a data disaster situation. Do you know where your company's most important data files are located? Are these files being backed up and by what means?

How often do you run these data backups and are they verified and tested?

Do you have automated controls that correctly and on a consistent basis do the backups?

Do your data backup tapes go off-site and how often?

Do you have some kind of security against tampering or theft of your data backups?

Do you keep your servers, routers, hubs, and phone system controllers in locked areas to keep them more secure?

Does just anyone have access to your servers and your other technology assets or do you limit access to at least two, but no more than four people?

Do you run a locally securable operating system, such as Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4,on the company's desktop PCs and notebooks?

Do you have any confidential data stored locally on any desktop PCs or notebooks? Are any of these systems running an inherently in-secure operating system, such as Microsoft Windows 9x or Microsoft Windows Me?

Do you prevent unauthorized boot-ups or tampering with BIOS configuration settings by using power-on passwords?

On your desktop PCs and notebooks, how are main updates, service packs and releases kept current?

The bottom line is that you can't plan when a data disaster may strike but taking a few steps beforehand may help with your company's survival in the days and weeks following a disaster.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 4:36 AM  
Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

Hard drive data recovery software can really be useful when attempting to recover lost data from your computer's hard drive. Although many people have ignored their presence by just reloading their system software in case of data loss without considering any hard drive recovery procedure, more and more hard drive data recovery software were still developed to aid computer users and owners in retrieving lost files in case problems with their hard drives occur.

Now, if you ever have accidentally deleted important files from you hard drive, or you mistakenly formatted your drive loosing all your important data or files and folders, or for any reason your hard drive became corrupted, there are a number of hard drive data recovery software available in the market these days for downloads or for purchase. And, if you happen to be one of those who have long been searching online for these hard drive data recovery software solutions, consider the following:

Restorer2000 Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

Restorer2000 is a hard drive data recovery software solution developed by BitMart, Inc. Several claims have noted that Restorer2000 hard drive data recovery software is one of the most powerful undelete and hard drive data recovery software solutions available in the market these days. It can recover your accidentally deleted files and it can even recover your important files from formatted or corrupted hard drives and partitions. What's more, the Restorer2000 hard drive data recovery software of BitMart, Inc. has long been considered as highly functional and award winning product that may only be the right solution you need for all your hard drive data recovery and undelete needs.

One interesting thing to note about Restorer2000 hard drive data recovery software is that it employs the SmartScan data recovery technology, combined with the flexibility of adjusting a number of diffirent parameters, giving this solution a full and quick control over the reconstruction of any corrupted or formatted hard drives.

R-Studio Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

R-Studio is basically a family of potent and cost-effective undelete and hard drive data recovery software solutions. These software solutions are generally empowered by the new and unique data recovery technologies, and are the most comprehensive hard drive data recovery software solutions for recovery files from FAT12/16/32, NTFS, NTFS5, Linux file systems, and UFS1/UFS2 partitions. Perhaps what is great about R-Studio hard drive data recovery software is that it works even on local and network disks, and even if such mentioned partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted.

File Scavenger Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

The File Scavenger is a notable and powerful hard drive data recovery software solution that works for PCs running Microsoft Windows. This system can retrieve lost files even if the hard drive partition is corrupted or the drive is accessible but not recognized by Windows. read on

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 4:31 AM  
Hard Drive Data Recovery Evaluation Process
Monday, January 7, 2008

There is one thing that most hard drive manufacturers will not tell you - most hard drives will fail although they are subject to normal conditions and use. The hard drive failure may take for about 10 years to occur, but in some instances, it can be less than a year. Well, whatever the case may be, it is very important to note and understand that when your hard drive fails, the professional hard drive data recovery is available.

But, what really is hard drive data recovery?

Hard drive data recovery is simply the process of retrieving the inaccessible or deleted files from failed electronic storage media, the hard drive. The files stored on the hard drive can become inaccessible due to a number of reasons, including software problem, computer virus, mechanical or electrical malfunction or a deliberate human act. The good news is, regardless of the cause of your data loss, there are a number of hard drive data recovery technicians today who offer hard drive data recovery services just to recover your lost data 80 to 85 percent of the time.

The Evaluation Process

Prior to any hard drive data recovery operations, an evaluation of the hard drive system is usually considered. In the hard drive data recovery evaluation process, all media received goes through an extensive analysis to identify the real condition of the drive. Of course, there are some steps necessary to follow during the hard drive data recovery, and these include the following:

1. The hard drive data recovery experts will determine whether the problems are physical, logical, or both. Physical problems refer to those that occur in the hardware, while logical problems occur on the software structures.

2. Once it is determined that the problem is physical, the availability of the needed parts for repairs will then be considered.

3. If the hard drive data recovery experts obtain access to the drive, they will then create an absolute sector-by-sector mirror image of the hard disk to their equipment where the process will continue.

4. An evaluation of the condition of the data structure will follow, as well as the identification of how much of the information is salvageable.

5. When the hard drive data recovery evaluation process is done, the results of the hard drive data recovery will of course be given, and this is where the pricing of the service usually enters.

After the said steps of hard drive data recovery evaluation process, the hard drive data recovery experts you have contacted will typically contact you not only to give the results and determine the exact pricing of the service, but to obtain your approval for them to proceed on the real hard drive data recovery processes from this point.

How Long Does the Evaluation Process Take?

It is important to note that the usual amount of time for the hard drive data recovery evaluation process to be completes is typically within 24 to 48 hours. However, the time needed for the hard drive data recovery evaluation is highly depending upon the problems encountered. What usually makes the evaluation so long is obtaining parts for the uncommon drives, and if the other technicians have tried to recover the inaccessible data using disk utilities and have damaged the logical structures, the hard drive data recovery evaluation process may of course be lengthened.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 5:24 AM  
Comparing Data Recovery Software

Software programmers recognize the importance of data files, and thankfully, they have been able to create products that demonstrate their understanding of how often people accidentally delete or lose important data. Thanks to software programmers and development companies, people have a variety of data recovery software programs available to purchase in the event they've lost vital data.

There are disk recovery applications that are specific to recovering files of a certain format, like graphics files as opposed to word document files, and there is software that can recover any type of lost file regardless of the format. If you've accidentally deleted an image on your digital camera, there is even software available to retrieve that!

It's important to take the time to research and compare each software program before purchasing one in order to make sure that it will have the best possible chance at retrieving your lost file. Remember that there is no program on the market that can guarantee recovery of every file, as there are simply too many factors and situations that effect whether or not a file can be retrieved once deleted or lost. You can increase your chances for recovery by selecting the appropriate program for the file you are trying to save.

Do-it-yourself software is less expensive than hiring a company that specializes in data recovery and you should at least attempt to recover your data yourself with the use of this type of software program if money is of concern for you. Even if money is not a concern, your first step should be to check whether or not recovering your data is as simple as running a software program, as that will be your fastest and most convenient way.

In addition to recovering data files from accidental deletion, there is data recovery software that can recover files after you've formatted the drive, after a computer power failure, natural disaster, or files lost from a virus.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 5:23 AM  
The Best Data Recovery Choice For You

The best defense against a loss of data is a really solid and faithful backup routine of important files to reliable media. It's also a good idea for the media to be removable and portable if possible so that even if something happens to your whole computer for any reason, the data is protected by being in a totally different physical area.

OK, so that is the best solution to data loss. But what if you have not been backing up your drive like you should and now you find yourself confronted with the daunting task of getting all the important files back that were on your computer before the emergency happened? (By the way, you can take some comfort in knowing that quite a few people find themselves in this situation. You are not alone.) What are your choices at this point?

Well, basically there are two ways of recovering data from a damaged disk, either by using a data recovery service or a data recovery software package. Either can do the job, but there are some factors that should go into your decision about which one to use. First, are you pretty computer savvy? If you are then maybe data recovery software will work for you. If not, do not try this method at all. The other is how much time do you have to spend on retrieving this data? If you have lots of time to put into it, then consider doing the job yourself with a reputable software package. If you don't have much time to devote to this endeavor, don't waste both time and money with the software option.

If you have decided upon using a data recovery service, you should know that the odds are that you will get a good portion, if not all of your data back. The generally accepted success rate in the industry is around 80%. Much of the success will depend on the skill and determination of the data recovery specialist who will be working on your drive. They all have sophisticated software tools to work with, but data recovery is not as simple as just plugging in a piece of software, walking away and coming back when it has found all the files. It often requires a specialist who is a bit of a detective, andnot easily discouraged, to get back a good portion of data, especially on drives with physical damage.

Don't be surprised to get two quotes for data recovery from some companies either. One for logical data retrieval that is much easier to handle and will be a much lower figure, and one for physical damage which is far more challenging and therefore rightly costs more. You will also find that cost quotes will often vary considerably. It is usually best to choose somewhere in the middle of the pack toward the higher end. The reason for this is that some companies engage in a bait and switch tactic that indicates that they will cost less initially, but when they actually receive the drive they wil claim that upon review the cost will be much higher. It's best to avoid messing with these companies at all.

So if you have lost data and have no backups to fall back on, data recovery can still be done. Just use the guidelines presented in this article for choosing the data recovery method that will work best for you.

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 5:21 AM  
Data Recovery The Easy Way

If you aren't prepared in advance, you will most likely have to use a data recovery service or data recovery software solution to help get back as much as you can of what was lost. This can be a very good idea if there is no other way to recover your files, but it doesn't have to come to that in most cases.

This is a classic situation of where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A very simple backup routine that is adhered to on a daily basis can usually solve any data loss situation quickly and fairly painlessly. And it won't cost you anything but the time neded to restore the data files from your backups, and maybe the program files from the original disks.

There is a wide choice of media that you can backup your files to, inclusing CDs, DVDs, external hard drives, other internal hard drives, tape drives, etc. They all work, it's just that each media choice has it's own pros and cons regarding ease of use, data storage capacity, and so on. A discussion of those limits is beyond the scope of this article, but the most important thing to remember is that the best backup is the one that works. That means that regardless of the media you choose, just make a choice and stick to a backup schedule like glue.

There are sevral good backup programs out there that work very well and will do a fine job, but most Microsoft Windows users have a great backup program included with their operating software. If you are a Windows XP user that program is called NTBackup. If it's not already installed on your computer insert your Windows CD, find the folder titled ValueAddMSFT tbackup, and run the program in that folder called ntbackup.msi. It will set up the backup software for use on your computer in no time and you will even have simple to use wizards that will walk you through doing file backups and restores simply and easily.

Once the software is installed, it is now up to you to use it faithfully to prepare for data recovery when it is needed. Maybe you never will need it. But don't count on that. You will be so glad that you have a solid reliable way to restore lost files if disaster ever happens on your computer. It's truly the easy way to data recovery!

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 5:20 AM  
Data Recovery - What Not to Do!

Data recovery is a tricky thing, and if you've somehow deleted or had your important files corrupted or lost due to human error, business espionage, faulty hardware or software or any other reason; the good news is that your lost data is probably recoverable. This article will show you a few things NOT to do when an event such as this occurs.

Don't run the drive anymore, or use the device. (MP3, portable storage, camera card, whatever) If you think it won't hurt to even just poke around the internet for a solution to this mess you've made/found, you're wrong! Don't install or run anything on the drive you hope to recover data from. Only access this drive again from a healthy PC with the software solution you're going to use. Since files are overwritten in the order they've been deleted, the last files that have been excised from your drive will be the first to be lost permanently. Even just surfing, with all the cookies and temporary internet files that are always being generated will often doom the process without you even knowing about it.

Don't use tools that may reside on your computer, such as Scandisk, or a boot record utility, as these will probably overwrite exactly the files you're seeking to get back.

In short, be careful! Your data may very well be recoverable, as long as you don't do something to erase it forever! Find a good data recovery software solution, and then follow the instructions to the letter, and you'll more than likely live to see your lost data return!

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Posted In Data Recovery. @ 5:17 AM  
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