Data Recovery Do’s and Dont’s

April 16, 2018

Data Recovery

Here I have tried to provide out some Do’s and Don’ts which must be followed when computer failure occurs. Caution should also be taken while dealing with hard drive failure or other type of computer problems. Never ever try to react in a panic as this will only cause or make the problem even worse.

Do’s

1. Always make it in a habit to backup your data frequently.

2. If you hear any awkward sound or smell any thing then always shut down your system and gives it a rest. Never try to keep working and making the situation even worse.

3. While repairing or opening your cabinet always try to discharge you body with any static charge stored on your body. Always ground yourself before having to open the cabinet.

4. Always try to install an extra fan so as to make the proper flow of air so as to make it free from excessive heating.

Don’ts

1. Never try to think that the data recovery solution will recover almost whole of your data. And you use our system in the worst conditions. Everything is having limitations and this also has the same.

2. Never ever try to recover your data with commonly available software or freeware as this will make the recovery even more badly. Always go for the reliable source of data recovery solution.

3. Do not subject the drive to extreme temperatures changes both hot and cold. As both this temperature in extreme case will harm you data stored on the Hard Drive.

4. Never try to remove the protective covering of the Hard Drive in order to repair the disk. Always consult for the proper Technician to do so.

The above mentioned Do’s and Don’ts are the most basic things which definitely must be taken into account so as to have the efficient recovery of the data. The Hard Drive of your system is he very important part as it stores most of your valuable data both offline and online so the above mentioned must be followed so as to make yourself free from any situation of data loss or disk crash up.

You should take a look here The Laptop Support Community if you need more information about laptop and data recovery.

46 Comments

  • defjam126 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    thank you! Truly appreciate your share

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Make sure the 2nd hard drive shows up in your BIOS. Is the drive powering on at all? If not you may need some more intrusive retrieval techniques.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Your hdd may have completely died but i'd try contacting the manufacturer of the drive to see if they offer any help.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Great to be of help!

  • Darko Kostadinovic April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Hey, my laptop died and I wanted to read my hdd using this method but I have a bigger problem..
    My hdd has a built in password and windows won't open it!!!
    Any advice?

    Thnx

  • Hammad Saleem April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    i have problem with my harddrive, i tried what is shown in video but after scanning the software, the software only detect with current harddrive, software is unable to detect the harddrive that i plugged it through usb harddrive enclosure, any help would be appreciated ?

  • DTP3100 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    ur spindle motor died u have no choice but 2 use forensic methods or just forget the data

  • TheCEA2 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    THANKS

  • Mauricicio Schneegans April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    yes you can. however you don't have to use a hard drive enclosure to the data recovery you can use a ide/sata to usb adapter. how ever with the hard drive enclosure the old hard drive has protecion and can reused as a back up drive if you wish

  • Komirai April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Which USB Hard Drive Enclosure did you use?

  • bethjaneane1 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you so much! Geek squad was going to charge me $550 to recover my data….and that doesn't include a new HD. I only paid $450 for my netbook! I used Data Rescue PC3 and I have never even taken a screw out of a computer before! God Bless You and I hope you were snatched up by a wonderful employer! Beth

  • Gerry Hussein April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Jasen, Hope your career is going well. Thanks for this video, think it will solve my problem – did not know of the existence of USB Hard Drive Casings…

    Best Regards,
    Gerry

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @Mrivuyu usb port

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @jj99887766 sounds like that would be your option.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @evilzpet it should still work.

  • Atom Charles April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Excellent, thank you man. does the harness for the extra hard drive plug into a USB port? or a different port. I cant thank you enough for the video.

  • evilzpet April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Can I recover data from a hard drive with Windows XP using a computer with Windows 7?

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @RogerLSanchez Thanks! Glad it helped you!

  • xTheUnknownTruthx April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @jsen6482 Good post, thanks for the info. Sorry Unidene02 is a troll! Don't listen to trolls (:

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @vamosm well sometimes your HD can fail and you cant boot windows but if you put the failed HD in an enclosure and hook it up to a working machine you can retrieve your files, documents from the hard drive. If for instance your hard drive isnt spinning or the records are damaged you might be out of luck safe from having some forensic data recovery done which can be very costly…good luck

  • vamosm April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    If the hard drive itself has failed, how does this solution work? Obviously if a motherboard or other piece of hardware (save for the HD) fails, this works well. But if one is unable to boot into windows because the drive is unreadable, does this solution have a chance to work? I'm hoping the answer is yes in my case, but fear that it won't.

  • Jungle King April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    will it work on an unregonized hard drive?

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @NotInYourLife001 I'd try and tough it out. You can always try a different data recovery software and see if that helps you out….

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @Unidente02 Sorry for the poor production. Maybe i can ask you for your help on my next one

  • AusWash April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    This man is VERY smart…ive seen 10 or more videos on how to do this and NONE of them till now have failed to remind us of the outer covering on the HDD. Not saying the previous videos are utter failures but this one does stand out from the rest 🙂

  • Unidente02 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Bad videograph techniques and bad audio engineering ruin the potential value of this posting. Isn't there a video communications major who could have helped with this project?

  • telnetcarlos April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks man, your video answered the question I was looking for.

  • FNica2000 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    what if my laptop hard drive is making continuous beep beep beep ?? is that a mechanical failure??

  • thebattlesandthewar April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Very good step by step instruction for those of us who are technically "challenged". Nice job & best wishes on your future.

  • thebattlesandthewar April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Very good step by step instruction for those of us who are technically "challenged". Nice job & best wishes on your future.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    @maroniel9

    as long as its a 2.5 inch hard drive it will work.

  • Sanat Kumar April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks Dude.. !! I was very informative.

  • A E April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Surely if it is a FAILED hard drive, your computer would not be able to detect it at all.

    Isnt this a tutorial for deleted data?

  • pete agreatguy April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    You know I like this video, don't get why people have voted it one star. I thought it was very well presented and explained. As an IT professional I thought it was very good. 5 stars from me. Wouldn't have chosen that getdataback though.

  • paulmarty1008650 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    my problem is i partition my drive c: and D: the os vista is on the drive C: and my data is on the drive D:,i installed xp in drive d: but i dont format,when i open my xp my files is still der,but when i PQ boot using partition mgic my drive D: is missing and all my files are now gone,,pls help me about this matter pls…pls,,, help….

  • rrreyes April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Well, there is nothing wrong in trying. if you able to retrieve your files in a failed hard without using the restore software, that only means that the drive isn't failed yet. It's just like using your drive as an external drive.

  • THE FAMBRINI CREW April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I understand that there is a failed hard drive. I take the failed hard drive and place it into portable hard drive enclosure, I connect the enclosure to the USB conection of a known working computer. Shouldn't I be able to browse the damaged drive from the good computer and view its contents via Explorer?

  • rrreyes April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    the hard drive failed that is why a restore software is needed.

  • THE FAMBRINI CREW April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Why is the restore software needed? If I have the hardrive enclosure wouldn't I be able to access the drive via Windows Explorer and navigate to the files I want to restore and drag and drop them to a restore location – C: drive?

  • sha1b April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Say brother do the tools needed like the 2.5 disk hard drive enclosure vary according to laptop I have a HP Pavillion dv5000 would the same one enclosure work with this also?? Also where do you recommend me getting these items from? What is the name of the name of the one you have or the cheapest and best one to use??

  • Othatguitarist April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Can this also recover the operating system.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    no problem. glad it helped.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    If it has mechanical failure then this method wouldnt work. You would have to take it to someone who can help you further. It is a pretty involved process.

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    no problem glad it was helpful!

  • jsen6482 April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    No problem! Glad it helped you!

  • Shawn Wall April 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for this video it help me out tons on getting the data off my old laptop!

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