Recovering data from a crashed/corrupted hard disk
There are two types of hdd failures.
1. Logical failure
2. Physical failure
a.Accidental deletion of files and folders
b.Accidental formatting of a partition
c.Accidental deletion of a partition
d.A corrupted partition(this can happen due to ageing of hdd,bad sectors in hdd,improper shutdowns,viruses,power failures)
2.Read/Write head damaged
3.Read/Write head not initializing
4.Spindle motor not rotating
5.Accidentally falling down
When there is a data loss don't panic!!
Pls identify the problem.
whether it is a physical or logical failure
If it is a logical failure we can use data recovery tools(Softwares) to recover data.Pls do not try to install the data recovery software on the failed hdd.
Install the data recovery software on another PC and connect the failed hdd to the PC (as secondary) and recover data.
If it is a physical failure it is better to contact a Data recovery centre(with a 100% clean room facility) for recovering data.
When there is a data loss u can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help
Thursday, March 3, 2011
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