Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / August 10, 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…

Why Businesses Are Creating a Recovery Infrastructure
RecoverySoft / July 3, 2018

Aside from natural disasters, there are many other reasons that companies and businesses should require a disaster recovery plan in the event something may occur. In the corporate world, there is an increased reliance on computer networks, databases and online services more than ever which adds a great deal of vulnerability and potential for loss of data. There may be a disaster in the form of an unexpected virus, network outage, internet outage, or malfunctioning equipment at any moment in time. A company or business can not expect 24/7 access to these online services without some risk for disaster at some point. Luckily, there are several ways any size company or business can recover through business communication products and services. In order to have the most success and recovery, a company or business must be sure to: Define goals: • Minimize the physical and financial damage caused by the unplanned event or disaster. • Restoring business operations immediately. • Protect vital resources such as equipment, data and documents. Create a plan: • Assign a Team. • Consider Your Risks and Identify threats. • Determine the impact of being out of business for X amount of time. • Identify Key Suppliers…

All Types of Data Recovery Service Provider
RecoverySoft / May 21, 2018

Data recovery refers to the retrieval of lost data or information on your computer or electronic device owing to physical damage, virus attack, presence of corrupt or broken files etc. The Operating system becomes unable to read and identify the cluster of data due to the damage. The most common way to recover your data in case of loss is to have back-up files in external hard-drives, discs or having it shared on the internet. Setting up more than one partition in your existing hard-drive also helps in data back-up. If one partition is corrupt, the others remain fine. So the data in those partitions are retrievable and usable. Data recovery service is provided by a number of companies to recover and revive your lost data. There are a number of ways or methods by which lost data can be recovered. Most recovery services have trained professionals to Data Recovery Services by physically repairing the damaged part. The main storage cell of a computer is the hard disk. Companies provide efficient technology to have the parts repaired or replaced. When the hardware has been thoroughly checked and no threats have been found, the next part to look into is the…

When Data Recovery Becomes Impossible
RecoverySoft / May 4, 2018

Data Recovery Can Sometimes Becomes Unfeasible And Unable To Realize: If you have a hard drive that has crashed, the most important thing you can do is contact a data recovery professional immediately. Make sure you aren’t being charged evaluation fees if you have a standard IDE hard drive. Most companies only charge evaluation fees for complex RAID and network server drives. It is important to do your homework, call and talk with the companies. When you find one that you feel comfortable with, give them a chance. Your hardest job, may be finding data recovery firms that actually have someone available to answer the phones. Ask questions and be sure to have the following information available: Size of the drive, Operating system (i.e. Windows 98, Windows XP, etc.), Situation of failure (what happened just before the drive stopped working), is the drive recognized by the computer or not. Lost Data can be recovered: Whether you own your own business or work for someone that does you’ll find that data protection is one of the smartest and safest approaches you can take to ensure the profitability and livelihood of your business. When dealing with data recovery and protection it is…

Partition Recovery After STOP 0x000000ED (0xaaaaaaaa, 0xC0000032, 0xcccccccc, 0xdddddddd)
RecoverySoft / March 25, 2018

Creating partitions in our system has made working on the system fun and easy. It has not only improved the speed of computer, but has also helped in managing things. Generally, people keep at least two partitions: a boot partition and a data partition. In the boot partition, all the things vital for booting system are saved, which include, MBR (master boot code, the disk signature, and the partition table), system files, and the operating system. The data partition contains all kinds of user files. This ensures that harm to the boot drive doesn’t corrupt data stored in the other partition. However, if you are upgrading your system, and suddenly you find that the system doesn’t load, and all your data saved in it becomes inaccessible, then, you have to opt for ways to recover partition. Consider, you are upgrading your Windows system to the XP version. When you first restart it after the upgrade, you find a blue screen with the following message written on it, STOP 0x000000ED (0xaaaaaaaa,0xC0000032,0xcccccccc,0xdddddddd) UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME where, aaaaaaaa, cccccccc, and dddddddd are hexadecimal numbers Technical Details for this error: The parameter 0xC0000032 of the Stop error is a clear indication of the damage of the…

Difference Between Recovering Corrupted and Deleted Files
RecoverySoft / March 23, 2018

Data recovery is something that has been gaining importance in recent years, and the reason for this is nothing but the rise in the number of data loss cases. Though data recovery software are almost everywhere on the internet, certain users have not yet been able to understand the exact concept of recovery of data. This has led to people downloading the wrong recovery utility, people trying out free utilities which are of not much use in recovering deleted and lost data. There is another concept which is less understood, and that is related to data loss and data corruption which will be discussed in detail in this article. There is a world of difference when it comes to data loss and data corruption, and this has to be understood properly by the user in order to make data recovery a success. Corruption of a file or a folder basically means that the data present in the file or the folder has been affected partially, or that a part of the file or folder has gone missing, due to many reasons, similar to the ones that cause data loss. Recovery of a corrupted file is extremely difficult and hence a…

Recovering Data From a Broken Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / March 21, 2018

Death of a hard drive can be very heartening at times. You can lose all your pictures, music and documents that way. As long as the files are not corrupted on your drive, they can be safely recovered. There are no guarantees that you will always rescue each and everything from the broken drive. 1. Before you open the computer case, remember to unplug the computer from main power supply. Remove other electrical appliances if they are placed close to the CPU cabinet. 2. Rubbing your hands against the metal can save your drive from possible static electricity flow. Choose a cabinet paneling that is easiest to open. You should also consider the side of the cabinet that is suitable for detaching the hard drive. 3. You will have to use special screw drivers to open the small screws that attach the drive to your computer. 4. Disconnect IDE and power cables connected to your hard drive. Thick sized cable is IDE and it carries data and control signals to and from the central processing unit. Place the hard drive on an insulated surface. There should be no electric or magnetic charge. 5. Carefully look along the IDE cable connected…

Communication in Addiction Recovery – Twelve Guidelines for Family Feelings Meetings
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

Families just do not know what to do with themselves when the alcoholic or addict gets sober. The first year of recovery is a time of confusion, joy, fear, anger, sadness, happiness-in short a full range of emotion. Most families do not what know to expect in that first year. They know the addict has gotten sober and that something has changed in the system. They know, too, that they are expected to change. But they may not be sure how they are supposed to be changing and what they are supposedly to be doing differently. Before treatment and recovery, there were "Do not Trust, Do not Talk, Do not Feel" rules. Now, it seems that they are being encouraged by everyone to talk about feelings. Spouses may not trust the recovering alcoholic / addict with their feelings. They may be concerned that their feelings will be used against them. They may expect old behavior from the addict. Children will also have "trust issues", but they may not have even learned how to identify their feelings. They may have experienced the other parent making excuses for the addict when they tried to say how they felt about the drunken parent's…