Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / July 21, 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…

Issues With External Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / July 4, 2018

An external hard drive can be described in simple terms as a hard drive that is portable, or one that can be transported around. Although this is a very simple definition of what an external drive is, the truth is that, it is pretty much the same as it is described above. However, we can be more specific by describing it as the portable version of the fixed hard disk, which comes with a USB casing that enables it to be used on various computers with the help of an USB cable. Other than the above given differences, there is no noticeable difference between a fixed hard drive and an external hard disk. We can confirm this due to the presence of various moving parts that are present both in a fixed disk and an external disk. The main purpose for which the external hard disk is used is also pretty much the same, which is data storage. However, in this case, the stored data can be transported along with the user and accessed on the computer of his choice. Some of the most common uses of the external disk are for storage of data, which usually eat up a…

Why Businesses Are Creating a Recovery Infrastructure
RecoverySoft / June 27, 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 possibility 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 cannot 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 and…

The Different Types of an Exchange Backup
RecoverySoft / June 25, 2018

If you currently have exchange backup software as well as the server, you should know about some important things about the program. To start with, there are different types of them available and can range from copy to full backup. Also, you will see there's differential and incremental backup. However, the one you decide on can vary and depend on a few things. It can also depend on the type of information you have and want stored. Full backup programs are designed to backup your entire database. All log files as well as all of your databases are backed up and saved. Your data and all of your information are protected and are kept safe from computer crashes or other damage to your computer that would wipe it out. You only have to save your info one time on the backup and it keeps it stored, but you also have access to change what's in it and add info to it as well. Copy backup is similar to the normal backup process, and the only difference is that it will not mark files saved for incremental or differential backup. This simply means that you have the ability to copy any…

Can Qigong Help Stroke Recovery
RecoverySoft / June 23, 2018

A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is interrupted. The most common cause of stroke is a blockage of arteries leading to the brain. Its effect will depend on which part of the brain is affected, and its severity. Stroke, also known as brain attack, happens rapidly and hence immediate treatment is very critical. Persons with stroke will usually feel weak suddenly, lose sensation, and have difficulty to talk, see or walk. The year of 1999 was definitely not a good one for Michael who is a businessman of age 61 at that time because a contract fell through and a client failed to pay him. Nevertheless, he decided to put all these behind and traveled with his wife to celebrate the New Year of 2000 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Waking up on the New Year’s Day after a night’s revelry, he felt something was not right. He found difficulty to do up his shirt and his leg would not work properly and he suspected he had suffered a stroke during his sleep. He did not want to be hospitalized away from home and family, so he pretended he had a leg injury and got on…

MS Word – How to Fix and Recover Word Document Files
RecoverySoft / June 16, 2018

Microsoft Word is one of the most extensively used Microsoft applications that allows user to create, view, paste, copy, edit, save, print, and share documents. It enables the user to enhance their documents by inserting animated images, photographs, diagrams, charts, images, shapes, etc. MS Word create an electronic document that is broadly used to type articles, letters, essays, memoranda, legal content and member list Owing to its user-friendliness, MS Word finds its utilization for commercial, noncommercial and private sectors. Do you know that MS Word document file is already to severe corruption? Yes it's true; a doc file can get easily damaged. MS Word file gets corrupt due to various reasons including Trojan or Virus attacks, abrupt system shutdown, malfunction of any hardware or software and sudden failure of the application. At first instance, a corrupt MS Word file will not open and if it opens it might show some unusual behaviors like improper formatting, incorrect document layout, re-pagination and even the system crash. These changes are the clear indications that your file has damaged. There are several ways by which you can repair the damaged doc file, these include: Try opening other documents in Word on the same computer…

How To Permanently Delete Files?
RecoverySoft / June 15, 2018

To permanently delete a file it is not enough to press delete or to empty the recycle bin. Operating systems like Windows or Mac OS delete the file by marking it invisible and by releasing the disk space it was using. In fact, it is impossible to delete the file, you can only overwrite it with some other data. This basic principle of computer file system is used to undelete files. If we have, for example, accidentally deleted some file, we can recover it by using some undelete tool. If the data was not overwritten we can get the original file back as it was prior to deletion. For many computer users this behavior of files is not problematic. We don’t care what happens with the files after they are deleted. But there are cases when we care or at least we should care. When we would like to dump the old computer or donate it to somebody we don’t want to leave all the files on the disk. Deleting them or even formatting the disk does not solve the problem. With simple recovery tools it is possible to recover formatted partitions and deleted files. This is a problem because…

Computer Backup: Are You Willing to Roll the Dice?
RecoverySoft / June 15, 2018

It is estimated that about 90% of households have at least one computer in the home. Computer Industry Almanac reports that at the end of 2011, there were 310.6 Million computers in use in the US. Studies suggest that the average adult spends between 5 – 8 hours on the computer per day between work and home. I believe that it is safe to say that computers play a huge part in our lives. Computers are interwoven into just about every aspect of our lives. We use them to pay bills, preform business transactions, connect with our loved ones and the world. We use them to play games, check the weather, gamble, make travel arrangements and the list goes on. In the process of doing all those things, the computer has also become a place where we store important documents and pieces of information, as well as priceless memories, making computer backup essential. We want to keep our cherished memories and data for the long term. Computer backup is simply the storage of your computers files on a medium other than hard disk. The process is done in order to protect your valuable information in the event it becomes inaccessible…

All Types of Data Recovery Service Provider
RecoverySoft / June 1, 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…

Booting Your Arnova 10 G2 Into Recovery Mode
RecoverySoft / June 1, 2018

Are you an owner of an Arnova 10 G2? If so, then you know that these 10 inch tablets are perfect for surfing the web but, with their stock Android OS they don’t have too much more to offer. Thankfully, some very talented people found ways to root the 10 G2 allowing us to make administrative modifications or permitting the replacement of the stock Android operating system. There are even methods to installing Google Play, previously known as Google Market, and this alone has made the 10 G2 worth owning. Adding Google Play has leveled the practicality playing field for this device. Although, it can’t quite compete with quad-core power monster tablets with their high definition screens, it’s still a great tablet for $130, if you are willing to root it. Rooting has become an almost effortless task for most devices with the advent of 1 click style rooting software. For the users out there that stumble upon this article and don’t know what “rooting an Android device” means; let me tell you. Rooting is a process that gives you, the user, administrative privileges on an Android operating system powered device. This allows you to circumvent restricted features, in the…