Computer Data Loss is unpredictable, causes include accidental formatting or deletion,
hard disk problems, virus, computer software glitches, computer boot failure and
others. Commercial data recovery costs vary; a do it yourself recovery may appear
to be cheaper, however, unless you are confident you should not experiment in the
midst of problems. (You would normally learn to swim before jumping into the deep
end of a swimming pool). No matter which way you go - you should stop using a problematic
hard disk to prevent further degradation (if you can not remove the drive, stop using
Do it yourself recovery:Commercial and shareware software is available to assist
in recovery tasks, make sure that you follow instructions carefully so as not to
introduce additional problems. Refer to DIY Recovery link for considerations.
PC Repair Service many PC maintenance facilities can perform data recovery, they
use the same software you can buy yourself. PC Repair link provides suggestions
for evaluate their services.
Data Recovery Providers specialize in data recovery. Most use specialized tools for
recovery. Some have clean room facilities to allow then to open and repair the internals
of a hard disk.
HDrevive is a local data recovery specialist offering cost effective services to
consumers in the Bay Area. We have a no-recovery / no-charge policy. The HDrevive
Method link describes our process and methods we use for Data Recovery.