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Damaged Hard Drive Recovery Procedures

Imagine a scenario where you have been working on a given assignment for a hard week and towards the final touches, you boot your computer only to see a black screen. Once you get a taste of this kind of hard drive crash action, panic arrives, soon leading to disillusionment. Before embarking on any hard drive repair operation, a user is advised to make clear definition of the root problem. A black screen during booting can be as a result of hard drive failure or crash and critical data might be lost in the process. Damaged hard drive recovery is a recommended operation any time a hard drive crashes and should be conducted by professionals.

A file recovery program is an easy utility to use when performing a damaged hard drive recovery any time a disaster, like hard drive crashes, strikes. The utility is absolutely free and works conveniently. In the event of a hard drive that is broken into pieces, data recovery might be impossible but still experts might demand several dollars from a user for recovering such a hard drive. Damaged hard drive recovery using any form of utility commences with installing the hard drive, as a secondary device this time and then boot your computer. You must ensure that the drive is recognized during the boot process, failure to which means the recovery process will fail.

Basic Steps to Follow In Damaged Hard Drive Recovery

It is a tough and stressful situation to face the problem of losing files on a clicking hard drive, as you can find explained here. When you feel that your hard drive is damaged, the first step you should take is to unplug the computer. Then carefully remove the hard drive from the computer and examine it physically. You may examine whether there are hot spots or any other physical damages with the external controller board. Check whether there are any parts broken or burnt.

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Prepping Your Business For Disaster

pybfdCatastrophe is lurking around the corner. If you haven’t prepared a plan to deal with life’s mishaps, you’re doing more than just flirting with disaster–you’re looking to build a lasting relationship. In the past few years the United States has suffered an incredible string of misfortunes. Hurricanes Fran, Andrew, Hugo, Bertha, Iniki, and Opal. The Northridge and Loma Prieta earthquakes. Flooding in the Midwest in 1993 and this past winter in the Pacific Northwest. Riots in Los Angeles. Paralyzing blizzards in the Northeast. This has made national data recovery services very critical. It’s made the SBA even MORE critical.

“We’ve had our hands full,” says Bernard Kulik, associate administrator for disaster assistance with the SBA, which handles disaster-relief loans and other aid after a tragedy occurs. “The past five years have been without precedent.”

Home-based and small businesses are particularly vulnerable to disaster, whether it’s a building fire or a region-wide catastrophe. Although a large corporation may have trained teams that are prepared to get the company …

RAID 5 Recovery: Acts of God

raid5reYou know those so-called supernatural events called “Acts of God?” The ones your insurance policy has no idea how to cover, let alone explain. One day you wake up, you realize that 2 of your disks suddenly quit your RAID array, making it utterly useless. Yep, that would be considered an “act of God” if you believe in that sort of thing. You freak out, you freeze up, and your face turns to ash as you realize you have not backed up your data for some time. When was the last time? You aren’t even sure. What do you do?

The very first thing you should do is TURN IT OFF. Why? Because running it can cause further damage. I know it is a complete temptation to try and fix it yourself, let alone try to figure out what went wrong. Leave that to a qualified professional.

Let’s talk about the things that could have gone wrong. The number one reason that RAID arrays fail is due to human error. Can you believe that? No matter how impressive and well designed the system is. Mistakes are easy to make, the more complicated your system is, the more room there is to make a mistake.

Now, what is a RAID Level 5?

It is a Block Interleaved Distributed Parity: Provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction information. This results in excellent performance and good fault tolerance. Level 5 is one of the most popular implementations of RAID. What does this mean? RAID 5 stripes both data are parity data and information across 3 or more drives. Does this mean you cannot encounter a problem? No, it doesn’t happen often. BUT IT CAN HAPPEN.

So what now? Unless you are a very qualified and trained professional with service level standards of clean rooms, it’s probably a good idea to call someone who meets that criteria.

One of those companies is RAID Recovery Services. Their storage engineers have extensive experience with RAID 5 data recovery. They have developed some of the cutting age custom tools and techniques to successfully recover a RAID 5 array. I love that they Continue reading ‘RAID 5 Recovery: Acts of God’ »

Don’t Be Careless With Your Email

dbcwyeWE’VE BECOME USED TO SENDING E-MAIL MESSAGES, connecting to the Internet, and logging on to our office computers from the road. It’s such a regular part of our day that we don’t worry about whether we’re vulnerable to the same cyberpunks who hack into corporate computers or steal credit card information. Could it happen to you? Perhaps.

It turns out that just about everyone who exchanges files faces a growing security problem, especially if you answer yes to any of the following statements.

* You handle sensitive client data on your PC.

* Your business maintains data on a PC that competitors would like to know about.

* You offer clients or coworkers remote access to your home system.

* You send a credit card number over e-mail to make a purchase.

* You access the Internet or a client’s intranet.

* You regularly use e-mail.

Don’t be too alarmed by the last two items. The kind of Internet connectivity you make and the material contained in …

Rose And Ginger

Not a lot of people really talk about what their favorite spices are. I have to say that probably ginger is my favorite in general. It is one of those spices that I feel like you can always rely on and as long as you don’t go too crazy with it, you can really make some fantastic food. Not only is it good with baking, is good with regular cooking which of course is where I’m at.

One other things that is so weird about Ginger is that it looks very strange. Just take a look at this picture and tell me that if you saw one of these coming at you in an alley, you would probably run really fast. I know that I would, and I’m not even really a very spicy phobic person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway I absolutely love that taken almost everything that I need. I am not even the kind of person that would …

Get Your Phones Right!

gypDo YOU HAVE THE RIGHT MIX OF TELEPHONE EQUIPMENT and services to meet your customers’ needs? You’ll travel a complex maze sorting through how many telephone lines you’ll need, what special local phone company features you should order, and what equipment you need to buy immediately and what you should purchase later. Answers to a few simple questions will help you make short-term decisions to keep your business poised for future growth.

How many phone lines should I install? The number and type of telephone lines you order depend greatly on the kind of products or services you’re planning to offer. The ideal business setup includes at least two phone lines. (If you work out of your home, that’s two lines in addition to your existing lines for personal calls.) One line handles all your voice calls; the other handles faxes and online access. With a two-line telephone such as Lucent Technologies’s $203.99 model 882 Personal Information Center, you can also use the second line for conference …