The Myriad Reasons Why Hard Drives Fail:
There are many reasons as to why your hard drive may suddenly cease to function in the manner it normally would. Sometimes it may be simply because of general wear and tear on the device or it may be because of an outside force at work such as dropping the computer whilst in transit, spilling something into the mechanics, incorrect or outdated firmware…the list is not endless but certainly not without a far reaching limit. Indeed sometimes a device will just fail with no reason or explanation available and that is where we come in. Here at easy recovery we will endeavor to diagnose the problem and recover your data so that you can continue with the important work you were doing before the unexpected crash. We might not always be able to give you an explanation as to why the drive has failed but we will most certainly be in a position to help retrieve your data in the most professional and cost effective manner possible.
Physical Hard Drive Failings:
A physical fail occurs when a part(s) within the hard drive decide they can no longer function. This may be because of heavy duty usage, perhaps a fault in a batch of components used, or because of an extraneous force at work. We are all prone to accidents and accidents do happen around a computer. Drinks may be spilled, unforeseen knocks may occur, even just leaving a computer switched on for overly long periods of time may contribute to a hard drive’s untimely failure.
Loss Of Data Due To Accidental Formatting or Deletion:
It can happen to the best of us. Even the most experienced IT person can press the wrong button, execute the wrong command, or simply press DELETE too soon. And when this happens not only can you find yourself missing the work you tirelessly worked to produce but in some instances (if you are a business) find that your staff are not able to be as productive as they could be. The accidental loss of data, be it because of an inadvertent format or unplanned deletion, can throw things into disarray, which is where we come in. If you have mistakenly deleted files or formatted a drive we can help you recover that data quickly and with minimal disruption to the data itself.
Power Surges And Outages And The Damage They Can Render To Your Hard Drive:
So there you are working happily on your next project or assignment when the lights go out. Not only does the electricity fail but in doing so it can cause your computer’s hard drive to fail too. A sudden loss of power may cause the drive’s heads and platters to spin off course or similarly a sudden surge of power can cause the printed circuit board or motherboard to burn. Also a sudden stop can render your last save useless. This is where we come into our own by being able to help you recover that last save or indeed all the data on your drive.
Software Firmware Failures that cause your Hard Drive not to get recognised:
Firmware is the internal program(s) that (a) make a piece of hardware work and (b) tell it how to work in conjunction with out pieces of hardware or software. And just like a program you might install from a CD or DVD these pieces of firmware can sometimes become corrupted or need updating in line with changes to the specifications of the device that operate. If a firmware program fails whilst operating a hard drive then the hard drive will become unresponsive and no matter how hard you try that drive will not allow any reading, writing or storage. Using the latest available firmware tools we can help replace the firmware or at best retrieve your data from a no longer functioning drive.
Sudden Stoppage To A Hard Drive If Your Computer Becomes Unstable:
A hard drive may fail if there are bad sectors on the disk. This is just like when vinyl was king a record would become scratched and would jump and you wouldn’t be able to hear your favourite track. A hard drive works in a similar way and bad sectors allow for jumping and the missing of important information such as executable files and DLL files that make software and hardware compatible. The continual freezing or rebooting of a PC, Mac or other computer may be symptomatic of a hard drive problem, which is where we come in.