data recovery

By: Bug Hunter Computer Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Computer Services, Computer Repair, Data Recovery

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  • Today, much more data is being stored in smaller places on magnetic media, like hard drives.  When manufacturers increase the storage space on their hard drives, it then makes it so the mechanical operation of that hard drive needs to be that much better.
  • Today's data is critical.  Ten of fifteen years ago, you might have stored a few documents or text files.  Today, we have payroll documents, health care records, music, photographs, and so on.
  • No backup process is 100% reliable 100% of the time, and even when you think your backup has been working properly, it might not have been.  While backup jobs are set to be automatic, there are several factors that would effect the job running properly.

Causes of Data Loss

The following are the leading causes of data loss.  We'll start with the most common, and work our way down the list.

  1. Hardware or System Malfunctions
    • error messages, grinding noise from PC
    • data that was once accessible is not accessible anymore
    • hard drive does not spin
    • "missing operating system"
    Causes: Electrical failure, product age.
  2. Human Error
    • data that was once accessible is not accessible anymore
    • "file not found" errors
    Causes: intentional/unintentional hard drive format, product mishandling.
  3. Software Corruption
    • system error messages
    • inoperable software
    • messages regarding corrupted data or registry
    Causes: Corruption during software installation, power failure, failed backup process
  4. Computer Viruses
    • strange and unpredictable behavior
    • automatic rebooting
    • strange error messages
  5. Natural Occurances
    • flood
    • fires
    • brown/black out
    • lightning strike

We use a series of software programs designed to analyze a hard drive, and to retrieve as much of the data possible.  Typically, you can get some, most, or all of the data back, but sometimes no data at all.  There are no guarantees.  Due to a costly and sometimes difficult retrieval process, we recommend a proactive backup solution of data, rather than an reactive data retrieval process.  Call us for details and a quote for your data recovery service.  Note that for hard drives that have mechanically failed, these drives will be shipped to a third-party recovery service.

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data destruction

Small businesses, or businesses in the field of finance and healthcare, may be required to securely delete the hard drives as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or other federal, state or local laws. If you're giving your computer to a family member, we can perform a military-grade hard drive format, so that all prior data on it is erased, and any traces of you are completely removed.


data backup

A hard drive is one of the devices in a computer that has its own internal moving parts, so the possibility of breakdown is higher compared to that of a specific part with no internal moving parts, like your RAM. This device stores all of the data on your computer, including the operating system, programs/applications, and your documents, music, photos, movies, and so on.


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Installations of any Windows OS on new or existing hard drives, as well as upgrades to Windows 7 from Windows XP and Windows Vista. Let us install an automated, affordable centralized backup system for all of the PCs in your home. We'll remove the infection for you and get your computer running healthy - as good as new. We'll diagnose and repair or replace the broken parts. You probably have a malware infection.



We'll help you buy the right PC so you keep within budget, and buy the proper components for your needs. Reinstallation of any Windows OS, as well as upgrades to Windows 7 from Windows XP and Windows Vista. We'll come to your location and do a full site security audit and tell you what needs attention. We stock products from several vendors, and we offer affordable installation rates remotely.



No matter what the requirements are, we always recommend automated scheduled backups of data, and then a less-frequent backup to rewritable DVDs depending upon the nature and size of the data being stored. It's Sunday night, 9 PM. You're in the process of paying your bills online when your computer starts to act a bit weirdly, and you hear a bad grinding noise coming from inside the computer.


data duplication

When we're done, we'll deliver your originals and the duplicated media to you, or return them to you via mail with a traceable delivery service, such as UPS Ground. We'll pickup your master/original CDs or DVDs at no charge, or you can mail them to us at no charge via a prepaid media mailer that we'll send you. Note that if your DVD player does not play burned optical media, any Windows-based PC with a DVD drive will play the content.