Computer Hard DriveData Recovery Service can help you with your computers such as PCs, Macs, and laptops. Examples of problems that could occur: it may not start or it might be virus-infected; you may even want to transfer data to a new computer; etc. Call us at 248-788-6411 to get a free quote after discussing your situation.

Hard drives are where all the programs, documents, music, pictures, and all other files on your computer are stored. Hard drives are both mechanical and electrical, which causes reduced reliability as compared to the other pure electrical components in your computer.

Hard drives are prone to failure – imagine a thin metal disk spinning at high speed with a very fragile read head floating just millimeters above the disk. A crash is when this read head touches the disk. This could cause inability to read the section of the disk were the crash occurred, or it could cause the disk to completely stop working. Because of this, one must exercise caution when moving laptops around because of the aforementioned fragility of the read head.

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Common causes of hard drive failure are:

  • Viruses
  • Mistakenly deleting files
  • Being formatted
  • Burned out motors
  • Failed logic boars
  • Physical damage
  • Fire or flood

There are sometimes warning signs that can forecast a hard drive failure. The most common sign of impending hard drive failure is strange noises coming from the tower or laptop, including clicking, whirring, or grinding noises. If you hear these noises, turn off your computer immediately and give us a call. The longer you use the computer in this condition, the less likely it will be to recover your data. Other warning signs are SMART errors or warnings, Windows blue screens, random sudden freezes, taking a long time to open files, and inability to start up.

Unfortunately, the only way to prevent hard drive failure is to not use it.  A number of backup solutions exist which can save your data in the event of a hard drive failure. A regular back up will save you money in the long term as well as frustration from having to re-create data. Anscomp can help with designing a backup solution that fits your needs for Windows or Mac.