What Would Happen If You Lost All Your Data?

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Stuff happens. Bad stuff. So if you lost all your data, what would you do? How valuable is the data in your computer, your cell phone, your hard drive or even your USB flash drive? Would you be able to replace your emails, contacts information, pictures, business information, and all those hours of hard work? How much would it cost you to lose all that data? Not to mention the cost to your sanity! People lose their data every day in many different ways. Here are some of the most common:Compu-Hero's TipDo not attempt to recover the data by yourself on severely traumatized drives (i.e., turning the computer off and on, using over-the-counter diagnostic tools). This may cause permanent data loss.

  • A virus destroys the information or makes it inaccessible
  • Accidental deletion of data
  • The computer's hard drive fails
  • Incorrect software installation
  • Storage media gets damaged, dropped, burnt, crushed, or drowned
  • Storage device gets lost or stolen
  • Fire / Arson
  • Flood

Each one of the scenarios on this list happens against our will and many times without warning. So what can you do if you lose all your data? If the data was deleted by mistake or by a virus, you could try an over-the-counter recovery software solution to try to recover the deleted information.

If the data was lost due to mechanical failures, e.g.: (hard drive failure or damaged storage media), you should not try to recover the data with over-the-counter software. If the unit is damaged, it could make things worse. Trying to recover data on damaged devices could cause further damage or render your data unrecoverable. Here are some steps to follow:

  • Do not use over-the-counter recovery software if the drive makes scraping, tapping, clicking or humming sounds
  • Do not turn on a computer or electronic device that makes unusual sounds or that has obvious physical damage
  • Turn off the computer to avoid further damage to the drive and its data
  • Do not attempt to recover the data by yourself on severely traumatized drives (i.e., turning the computer off and on, using over-the-counter diagnostic tools). This may cause further damage or permanent data loss

To recover lost data, Compu-Hero's data recovery service is your best and safest option. Never assume that your data is completely lost. We can recover lost data from hard drives and other storage media that have been damaged, dropped, burnt, crushed, and drowned. Let us take a look at it and we could save your day. Call Compu-Hero at (916) 606-7302 to schedule an appointment and we will come to your rescue!

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