“Hard Drive Wiped by Windows 10 Update”

Recently, we had a client contact us to recover his laptop. He stated that at one point, he had been prompted by the system to update his Windows 10 operating system (to v1903). Once the update was completed, it would shutdown and restart. Instead, upon restarting it would not boot correctly and he was unable to access any of his …

Routers – Which option is best for you?

When it comes to home or business networking, among the biggest decisions you have to make, is regarding if you choose to have WIFI in your home or workplace, and for what purpose your WIFI serves. Networking can be as simple or as complex as you make it. One of the burning questions when it comes to offering WIFI is …

Ransomware

Ransomware

Ransomware by definition is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. This type of software is used to take control of your computer and hold it and it’s contents hostage. However, what many people do not know is that this type of software can be used on …

Backup – when to do it and how often

In our opinion you should do a backup at the beginning of the month, one at the mid month mark and one at the end of the month. The reason that we believe that you should backup your data three times per month is to limit the amount of data that can be lost. This also limits the amount of …

SSD Recovery

Over the past few years, this type of storage medium has become gradually the go-to storage choice for users and business professionals alike. SSD’s use a different type of memory then your thumb drives that you carry around in your pocket, this, in turn, makes the faster and more reliable than flash drives and HDD. In today’s market, you may …

Flash Drive Recovery

USB Thumb drives and Camera cards are very common. They are compact, convenient and economical. A common misconception is that these forms of storage are considered permanent and this is a big mistake. They often get bent, stepped on or left in a pocket and run through the laundry. Another common mistake is removing these items from your computer without …

Dropped Hard Drive

In our practice we often work with hard drives which have sustained a fall. Regardless of whether they are external hard drives or embedded inside of a laptop, any type of fall can result in irrepairable damage to the physical drive, specifically to the read/write heads and/or the reading mechanism. The read/write heads can twist or skew, separating from the …

The “It Was Working Fine Yesterday ” Problem

We have recently begun to see an increasing number of Seagate hard drives with this type of problem. During the recovery process we discover that a large amount of the media on these hard drives is corrupted, producing errors when attempting to read the data. These errors can often cause the drive to operate much more slowly until they eventually …