January 31, 2009

Data Recovery Software

When a hard drive crashes, it’s too late to worry about what you “should have done.” Alas! As not being a natural disaster its much like the same.

From all data loss around 45 % is caused by hardware failure. It’s important to make sure that you instantly shut down your system as you suspect that your hard drive has crashed. Don’t even go for system shut down, pull out the electric plug. Do not try to run off the shelf data recovery software or drive utilities. Many times these applications will assume the drive is functioning properly and will increase the risk of permanent data loss.

There are mainly two issues causing hard drive failure, yet may be some more others too. One is physical occurs when the system BIOS does not detect the presence of hard disk or failure of the spindle motor. Spindle motor failure can result from excessive heat due to a bearing failure. This increased heat results in form of expand drive shaft and therefore seize the spindle motor.

Logical failure usually comes from file system corruption. This can occur due to a virus, accidental deletion of supporting files or registry components and in some cases even electro static discharge. In most cases where a logical failure has occurred, the drive is still recognized by the system BIOS, but it will not boot. In most cases, your data should still be intact on the drive, even though it may appear to be inaccessible.

No comments:

Post a Comment