Computer Data Recovery

Data recovery is the process of salvaging or extracting data from an inaccessible, failed or damaged digital storage media, when access by normal or recommended methods is not possible. This can be due to an electronic, mechanical or software failure. Computer data recovery is required when data from digital media such as hard disk drives, multiple disk RAID arrays, tape storage media, solid state media, CD, DVD’s and any other type of media which stores data, becomes inaccessible.

Although the majority of today’s storage media are fast and reliable, sudden changes in environmental, electrical and mechanical conditions can cause them to become unstable. The additional risk of user error can cause logical or software corruption which may prevent normal access to any stored data. All of these are contributing factors and will normally require computer data recovery to gain access to the data.

Software Damage

The most frequent causes of data loss through software corruption are usually due to, corrupt operating system installations, system upgrades that cause corruption to stored system data files or changes made to stored data that fails to correctly update the file system. This can happen if partially corrupt or damaged data is written to the file system which is incomplete or incompatible with the file system data structures.

Other causes of corruption to the storage media may be due to, temporary physical interference during data write operations or if the file system itself becomes unstable because of internal corruption. Although some file systems are able to overcome minor errors, most lead to further serious corruption which requires computer data recovery for a complete data recovery solution.

Physical Damage

The majority of today’s storage media continue working for many years. Unfortunately there are those that do not and these are generally the ones, which have either been handled incorrectly during transportation, installation or have been running under extreme environmental conditions. Running under extreme environmental conditions, can cause component failure, mechanical failure or additional firmware corruption to temperature sensitive electronic components. The most common hard drive faults are due to failures of the electronic disk controller, read/write head or spindle motor. These failures can cause serious damage to stored data and will require computer data recovery for a complete data recovery solution.

What happens next?

When you are faced with a problem which prevents access to your data, it can be untimely and very worrying. Unfortunately from our experience most user reactions often lead to further damage and sometimes complete data loss. It is worth mentioning that in all cases, it is a fundamental consideration to be sure that any tests, fixes, updates or recovery attempts that you try, can be reversed. If not, then you should stop, as there is the risk of permanent damage resulting in data loss. It is in your interest to prevent further damage and seek professional advice before it is too late.

Seek Professional Advice

DiskEng advanced computer data recovery services are governed by our strict quality control policy, which ensures professional practices throughout the entire examination and recovery of your critical data. Our proven two stage data recovery process is not only monitored but is also accountable during the entire process which ensures that every client receives consistent services every time.

With proprietary advanced computer data recovery tools and in depth knowledge of the inner workings of many different types of files systems, including our extensive experience and knowledge of the finely engineered mechanisms in all hard drives and storage media, we are able to provide an unparalleled solution for your data recovery needs 24/7 365 days a year, from our central engineering facilities. Contact us immediately if you require data recovery and suspect a problem with your laptop, desktop or RAID server.

Data Recovery Specialist

As the UK recognised data recovery service provider, we know that our clients expect only the best data recovery company to handle their recovery needs. To ensure we maintain this level of client confidence, we employ world class data recovery experts who offer diverse understanding of computing to the most detailed of knowledge required, to achieve consistent results for any recovery problem.

DiskEng data recovery specialists are qualified engineers with the minimum qualification, a degree in BEng(Hons). All our data recovery specialist engineers have on average, 10 years of data recovery experience, having performed hundreds of successful data recoveries over the years. With this level of expertise, we can achieve data recovery from even the most complex of failures and from any type of media, hard disk tape or RAID.

To ensure we remain ahead of the competition, we have an on going research and development program, that provides our data recovery specialist engineers with the latest recovery tools and techniques. They are required to keep up with the ever changing storage media and critical failures that affect the data storage industry.

We provide professional data recovery services, that offers a very fast turnaround, ensuring business continuity for our clients. Our teams of multi-disciplined data recovery specialist engineers, can handle any type problem, what ever the cause, with many years experience in advanced recovery techniques and a wealth of technical knowledge. These skills include:

  • Software Engineering
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Data Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

We are here to help

DiskEng is committed to helping our clients limit the effects of their data loss. Over the years we have seen that the effects of data loss can be devastating for some businesses that are unprepared or have no disaster contingency plans in place. The statistics alone are alarming and are a clear indication of the important of your data.

The aftermath of data loss can bring some businesses to a turning point, which directly impacts on the survival of their business, since the option to recreate the lost data may be beyond the financial means of the business. We understand these concerns and pressure, which our clients may face in this situation.

To minimise the effects of data loss, we have tailored our recovery services to suit your needs. With teams of experienced specialist engineers and the most comprehensive professional recovery service, backed with expedite 24 hour emergency services, we can deliver guaranteed results when it matters the most.

Do not take chances

If you suffer data loss, however sudden, whether its your laptop, desktop, tape data backup or the company RAID server, what should you do? Firstly, do not panic, as there is professional help available if required. Secondly do not take chances with your data and carefully consider your options before making any decisions, as it could be critical for your data.

Simple events such as powering the computer or even worse making changes to the data, can have devastating effects on the true integrity of your data. This is especially important, if the original problem is related to a physical hard disk failure, since this can amplify the magnitude of problem many times.

If in doubt, consider the possible effects of what you are about to attempt. If the data is completely lost beyond recovery by your actions, is there an escape method, or can your business continue without the lost data? If the answer is no, then stop and immediately contact our data recovery specialist engineers for professional advice and solutions, that will guarantee the recovery of your business critical data.

Technical Support

Our engineering facilities provide you with the highest possibility of recovering your data. Our data recovery engineers are available for technical support for all our services 24/7.

Data Recovery LaboratoryIf you require technical support or wish to speak to an engineer regarding your data recovery, please contact DiskEng by phone or email.

Over the years we have encountered many different data recovery problems and scenarios. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we have received.

  • My computer will not boot
  • My computer will not restart
  • My computer does not recognize my drive
  • My computer is making strange noises
  • My disk has been dropped
  • My disk has been deleted
  • My disk is running slowly