Hard Drive Crash Caused Valuable Data Loss?
When your hard drive dies, crashes, or has any type of failure, you risk losing valuable data. You may not be sure if your hard drive has failed if your computer won’t start up, if it freezes, or you get an error message like drive or device not found. If you are not sure if your data is at risk, see our post, Common Symptoms of Data Loss. If you think your hard drive has failed, and you have valuable data that you don’t want to lose, you may need data recovery services. If this is the case, the safest thing to do is power down the device and have your drive evaluated by a data recovery specialist.
Accidentally Deleted Important Files?
If you have accidentally deleted files that you need, they can be recovered as long as they are not written over. Saving, or copying files, installing programs, writing new files, or anything that writes to the hard drive can overwrite your deleted files. If you can’t afford to lose the files you have deleted, power off your computer and seek professional help.