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Data Lost, Data Found: How to recover your data

When it comes to computers and technology, there is little more terrifying than data loss. It is, sadly, inevitable. Everyone who stores data on any electronic device will eventually lose data. The lucky ones are those who remember to back up their data and can simply get their files from its backup location and continue as if nothing ever happened. Sadly, this will not always be the case. Most people will eventually find themselves in a situation where they lose data. There are a few ways to deal with this data loss, both to try and retrieve the data and to mitigate the issue.

Data recovery: Ways to get back lost data

Solution #1: Data Recovery Software

Depending on how the data was lost, it is entirely possible to use commercially available software to retrieve it. This usually involves the recovery software being installed prior to data loss as installing it afterward can potentially result in the data in need of recovery being overwritten by the installation of the recovery software. However, with some time, patience and a bit of luck it is entirely possible to recover lost data, if not for free then for only a fraction of what a professional data recovery service would charge.

Solution #2: Data Recovery services

Certain companies offer a service known as data recovery where you pay a professional to examine the drive and retrieve your data. Of course, you will have to pay a premium for recovering data and the price will vary depending on how difficult it is to recover as well as if the service provider has to send the hard drive off to an external site and who is doing the data recovery as prices do tend to vary from place to place.

Of course, while this is unlikely, it is entirely possible that a Data Recovery service might fail to recover your data. This is something to beware because some companies will charge you up front for recovering data which can be an issue if you pay $400, for example, and the company fails to retrieve your data. This kind of issue can be avoided, though. Just make sure to only involve trustworthy companies or individuals in repairing your data.

While it will not be always possible to recover lost data, these services offer the best hope of data recovery. With time, some patience and a bit of luck your data may be saved.

If you have lost data and need help getting it back then contact us today. We can help save your data!

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Computer switches are important because they operate the power supply and allow you to use the system. When they fail or appear to fail, quite a few problems can be the culprit. Here’s a simple diagnostic trick that anyone can perform on their failing switches.

A Simple Diagnostic Trick For Switch Problems

Checking The Initial Switch System

Think of your switch as a tool that completes the electrical contact circuit in your computer. If it fails to perform this task, the computer won’t turn on. To diagnose a problem with the switch, carefully open the front of the computer and locate the two prongs that make contact with the switch. Touch these with a screwdriver to complete the circuit.

If the problem with your computer’s power supply is the switch, your system should immediately turn on and continue to run. However, if the system does not turn on, you have a more serious problem. These problems include issues with the power supply and problems with the motherboard.

Diagnosing More Complex Problems

When it comes to diagnosing power supply and motherboard problems, it is better to leave them to a professional. Why? It will require pulling apart your computer’s power supply, reconnecting electrical wires, and potential making serious mistakes. The same is true of working with the motherboard. Making a mistake here will potentially ruin your computer.

If you think your computer is suffering from this problem or if you need help diagnosing the problem, please contact us today. We can quickly figure out what is bothering your computer and will work to fix it in a way that provides it with hours of power for years to come.