Combating Risks of Permanent Data Loss During Hard Drive Failures
RecoverySoft / August 21, 2018

If you happen to have your hard disk drive fail at some point, you will be most likely in a panic-stricken situation, asking yourself how do I fix it. It is an arduous job for a rookie to dive into the problem and analyze the culprits. In reality, hard disk drive failures are not easy to fix and make you lose your valuable data. The more you fiddle with your drive, the more you ruin the chances of a successful recovery. Any non-professional attempt at recovery can cause irreparable data loss. There are many contributing factors to a hard disk failure. Any mechanical device is subject to wear and tear with time. Hard drives are mechanical devices vulnerable to circuitry and mechanical failures. This remains a fact even if you are extra vigilant and keep a close eye on your hard drive. The firmware embedded in your drive also has a good chance of being shorted out by a power surge. Additionally, the read / write heads that move above the platter may get misaligned due to a drop, improper handling of the device, or more. Hard drive failures can manifest in different forms and each failure is followed by…

Windows Password Reset – What to Do If You've Forgotten Your Windows Administrator Password
RecoverySoft / August 14, 2018

There are only two ways to regain access to your PC if you've forgotten your Windows Administrator password. The first is to reinstall Windows and totally wipe everything from your computer … and the second is to use a "password reset" program that will reset the password for you. Here's what to do: Method 1 – Reinstall Windows – If you've got nothing to lose from your computer, and have the knowledge to do it, you may wish to reinstall Windows to gain access to your PC again. The only problem with this method is that reinstalling Windows literally means you will lose every file and every piece of data on your PC. This is okay for some people and if you are interested in using this method, you simply need to insert the Windows disc into your PC, reboot your system and select "Boot From CD" in the BIOS options. If you do not understand how to do it, then you need to talk to a computer technician. Method 2 – Use Password Reset Software – The most common way to restore access to your PC is to "reset" the Administrator password for your system by using a piece…

Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / August 14, 2018

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organisations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refurbish computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organisations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International ‘wipe’ each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certainty that data cannot be retrieved. However, it is doubtful that the ‘average’ user realises the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could be used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source i.e. any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organisation. A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online website) revealed…

Your Best Bet For Data Backup: Choosing the Right Strategy
RecoverySoft / August 13, 2018

When it comes to backing up your sensitive data, there are a number of strategies that you can use. The key is to choose the method that will provide you with the level of protection you require, while being easy enough to ensure that it can be used regularly and efficiently. There are three main computer back up strategies; back up to local media, online or cloud backup and private cloud backup. Local Media Backup Local media backup involves backing up your data onto a storage device that is located close to your computer system. Local media storage devices include things like external hard drives, USB flash drives, or CD / DVD-RW disks. In most cases, you simply install data backup software, connect the storage device to your computer and follow the program instructions. The advantage of using local media backup is that it is simple, efficient and relatively low-cost. Your data is secure, provided you keep it in your possession or physically well guarded at all times. Another plus is the accessibility of your data. You can backup or retrieve your data at any time and quickly transfer it to its desired location. The disadvantages of local media backup…

Benefits of Disaster Recovery As a Service
RecoverySoft / August 10, 2018

In any business, especially in an IT firm, data is one of the key elements used in running daily operations. There are several ways in which a firm can store and protect its data. In the past, disaster preparation would often require IT staff to travel to off-premise data centers and/or copy corporate data onto tapes. However, advances in technology and computing platforms have enabled the creation of better and more scalable data storage mechanisms. These have paved the way for complete Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions that can be used instead of internal IT teams. When data is breached or hacked into, uncontrollable losses will occur. To prevent this, many companies opt to have in place disaster response measures and even dedicated teams for managing such situations. Today, you’ll find two main categories of computing: cloud computing and hardware server-based computing. This includes the use of DRaaS or traditional backup methods to protect and store data. With current technology, DRaaS offers several advantages over traditional backup and disaster recovery methods. DRaaS is quite reliable and helps address many challenges, including mobility, portability and high performance, among other features. Traditional disaster recovery does not offer the capabilities that…

PDF File Recovery From Formatted Hard Drives
RecoverySoft / August 9, 2018

Data recovery from different file formats involves different procedures. Portable Document Format (PDF) enables users to protect their file modification and thebyy, avoids misinterpretation of data. You can create your PDF file from an existing word document by clicking a few buttons. This article is about restoring your corrupted or damaged PDF. Restoring a PDF from the Recycle Bin is one way of recovering your data. Some users will need to recover their formatted PDFs. There is a different procedure for extracting data from a deleted, formatted PDF file. As we know, the deleted data is never actually lost. Its address is free for some other data, but the deleted data remains on hard disk at some other location. Diskgetor recovery tool is useful for extracting deleted data from formatted hard disks. Diskgetor can also extract PDF files from SD cards, memory cards and USB drives. It is a powerful utility tool, which can even recover data that has been washed out from the Recycle Bin. It is a tool used by professionals. Two ways of recovering PDF document: • You can recover the formatted partition and then, extract the PDF files from that partition. • Extract PDF data without…

PDF File Recovery From Formatted Hard Drives
RecoverySoft / August 7, 2018

Data recovery from different file formats involves different procedures. Portable Document Format (PDF) enables users to protect their file modification and thebyy, avoids misinterpretation of data. You can create your PDF file from an existing word document by clicking a few buttons. This article is about restoring your corrupted or damaged PDF. Restoring a PDF from the Recycle Bin is one way of recovering your data. Some users will need to recover their formatted PDFs. There is a different procedure for extracting data from a deleted, formatted PDF file. As we know, the deleted data is never actually lost. Its address is free for some other data, but the deleted data remains on hard disk at some other location. Diskgetor recovery tool is useful for extracting deleted data from formatted hard disks. Diskgetor can also extract PDF files from SD cards, memory cards and USB drives. It is a powerful utility tool, which can even recover data that has been washed out from the Recycle Bin. It is a tool used by professionals. Two ways of recovering PDF document: • You can recover the formatted partition and then, extract the PDF files from that partition. • Extract PDF data without…

Flash Drive Recovery
RecoverySoft / August 5, 2018

Flash drives or USB drives can be called as one of the most portable storage devices being used today. The variety of USB drive makers, and the wide range of storage capacities in which this device is available, has made it extremely popular among many users, since users have the freedom of choosing from this wide range, the flash drive that suits them the best . They are highly robust in nature, since the user can rewrite data over a million times on this device. Although the initial capacity in which these devices were available, was limited to 256 MB, over the years this has changed, considerably, and USB drives nowdays can hold up to 256 GB of data. These USB drives are used for storing various types of data like documents, photos, music files, videos, etc. The user also has the option of running the operating system using a USB drive. Since the flash drive comes with a USB interface, it can be easily plugged into the USB slot provided on the users PC, or any other device that provides a USB slot. The absence of moving parts makes transfer of data easier and quicker in this device. Since…

iSCSI Software
RecoverySoft / August 4, 2018

iSCSI software is the type of software used in network storage where iSCSI protocol is used. The basic storage network which deploys iSCSI is storage area network (SAN). iSCSI software enables the devices to become connected to the network, share storage space and have access to the data stored on storage servers. There can be two sets of devices which are in the network. The first are iSCSI initiators – the appliances which send SCSI commands and initiate the contact. The other are iSCSI targets – the devices which receive the commands sent by the iSCSI initiator. Therefore, depending on the status of the device, it will require special iSCSI software – for initiators, for targets or both, since one device can sometimes perform both roles. In the case of iSCSI software for initiators we can have the system initiator. It is a special service running in the operation system. Windows Vista and Windows 2008 are already equipped with iSCSI software for initiator, you only have to select it. In Windows XP and Windows 2003 you can download iSCSI initiator from Microsoft pages and install it. As far as targets are concerned there are also two possibilities. Many of the…

Vehicle Towing and Recovery Services
RecoverySoft / August 4, 2018

If your vehicle has suddenly decided to stop working, or you have been involved in a car accident, then you will most likely have to hire the help of a recovery service to come and collect your car for you. Tow trucks can be used to tow all types of cars, trailers, machinery, motorcycles and caravans. This article takes a look at some of the most popular types of recovery services that are available, along with information on how you can find a roadside recovery specialist in your area. Car Recovery One of the most popular services is that of roadside car recovery. Specialists will be able to recover all types of cars, including vintage cars, sports cars and even racing cars. They will also be able to recover motorbikes. Large tow trucks will often come pre fitted with a tilt tray and an underlift, which will allow it to safely pick up trailers and even small boats or caravans that have been attached onto the back of the car. Some tow trucks will be able to tow two cars at the same time if it is required. Machinery Recovery Many types of machinery will be able to be towed…