Often Reported Hard Drive Faults:
There are a whole host of reasons as to why your hard drive might fail and some of them are for reasons other than physical failings. You might find that your hard drive ceases to function because of a problem with its onboard firmware or because it is experiencing a conflict between firmware and operating system. Physical problems occur too such as components within the drive suffering due to over use and general wear and tear. If your hard drive fails within warning and you are unsure as to why and how to recover your data contact us here at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk and will do our best to help you:
Hard Drive Mechanics Failure:
Although many of us have computers – be they PCs or Macs – it is surprising the number who do not consider the complexities of what makes a hard drive work. The mechanics of a hard drive are staggeringly complicated but amazing to behold and through all of this they still are prone to faults. Among them are read/write errors which are caused by the disruption of the arm that allows the read/write heads to pass over the ceramic or glass covered platters. And these platters themselves are nothing more than the thinest of material all spinning in unison in order to record your data.
Hard Drive Formatted or Deleted By Mistake:
It is easy to format a hard drive, surprisingly so. Even though the operating system you might be using has safeguards against such a process being completed it can still be done with ease and many of us find ourselves staring at a blank screen upon restart because the operating system boot files have gone. But it is possible to recover from a hard drive format or inadvertent deletion of important files. We here at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk have years of experience in retrieving data from mistakenly formatted hard drives and use up to date sophisticated recovery programs in order to do it. Contact us if you have accidentally formatted your drive and we will be happy to help
PCB & Electronics Failure:
Just as the physical components contained within a hard drive are impressive so too are the electronic elements of the drive contained on a PCB which can be located on the underside of the device. To the uninitiated this looks like nothing more than a mass of solder, the occasional chip and capacitors, all of which connect to the ribbon cable and jumper sockets. But in among all of these electronics are the commands by which your hard drive understands how to send and receive information that you, the user, supply it with. These electronics can fail due to sudden rushes of electricity that are not prevented by the use of surge protection units or simply because the drive has been overused. Whatever the reason for the failure of the electronics we at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk can help you recover the data from a drive whose electronics have failed.
Understanding The Failure of Your Firmware:
You might never have heard of it but one of the most important programs within your computer is a small one called Firmware. Firmware is the master, if you like, while the hard drive is the student and does what it’s told by the firmware. But problems arise if the motherboard the drive is attached to cannot recognise the firmware or if the firmware on the drive’s PCB becomes corrupted. If your hard drive sounds as though it is spinning up but is not recognisable via the operating system’s My Computer panel then the chances are your hard drive is suffering from a firmware failing.
Frozen Hard Drives, Slow Boots & A Reduction In Save Time:
As the owner and probably most regular user of your computer you will know when the speed at which it operates deteriorates. Many people consider a slowing down of the computer’s speed to be a memory problem and will have the memory replaced even if it is working perfectly well. It is only after they have replaced the memory that the realisation that there is still a problem occurs. With this in mind you might be best to try and run a disk check utility if the operating system has one. If it does it should be able to recognise any possible errors such as bad sectors and clusters. Finding bad sectors and clusters means that there is a problem with the drive and degradation is occurring; ultimately the end result will be the complete failure of your drive and potentially the loss of data. We however can help you recover the data and may be able to help repair the drive before it’s too late.