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What is Happening to a Clicking Hard Drive?

A hard drive is a fundamental part of most computers. Hard drives make quite a number of noises, some are good and some are bad. It is quite normal for a hard drive to hum, swoosh, and even for a short period make light ticking noises. Usually it makes sounds like this when it is spinning up or going through its normal start up procedure. If your hard drive makes an excessive amount of loud grinding, squeaking, or clicking there is definitely something wrong. When audible malfunctions happen in a hard drive, it usually indicates there is a physical problem…
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Chkdsk: Life-Saver or Disk-Drive Killer?

CHKDSK is an often misused utility that resides on almost every Windows Operating System. The basic usage of the program is to check your disk for errors (notice the acronym), and also to attempt to locate damaged sectors if you enable the correct configuration. The total process could take anywhere from a few minutes on up to a few days, again, depending upon the configuration that is used at the command prompt. There are a few basic questions that you should ask yourself before attempting to recover data from a damaged drive with this utility: How valuable is the data…
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The perils of using data recovery software

The decision to use data recovery software versus the professional service of a data recovery company is one that should be weighed carefully. In extremely simple cases, the usage of data recovery software can be valuable. However, the use of recovery software often results in further damage to your hard-drive and permanent data loss. The software should only be used in extremely simple data recovery cases. If your drive is making any noise such as clicking or small vibrations then the case would not qualify as simple.
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4 Reasons to Leave Data Recovery to the Pros

As you may know, there is software available to help you with hard disk recovery. These come with user’s manual, guides, videos, and basically everything you might need for disk recovery. However, there is absolutely no guarantee that the software will work, and in the end you could do more harm than good. In case you have really important information on your hard disk, you should be looking for a professional data recovery service.
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How are Bad Sectors Created?

One of the most common data retrieval problems that computer users face is the presence of bad sectors on their hard drive. A bad sector is a specific division of storage space on your hard drive that has become corrupted and no longer allows you to read or write data that section. Having a single bad sector or even a few bad sectors does not normally render your hard drive unusable, but  over time, bad sectors tend to multiply and the more of them you have, the more problems you'll have in accessing data from your drive.
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Warning - Five Things NOT To Do When Your Computer Fails

The blue screen of doom will find its way to your desk eventually. All computers will inevitably fail and leave you without your data. Unless you faithfully back up your data you will be scrambling to find a data recovery service to salvage your ‘stuff.’ It is possible that you will access the internet looking for a reliable data recovery system. Be warned.
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5 Signs Indicating That You Will Need Data Recovery

Most people are used to having their computer around and don’t even think about the possibility of it not working. You know your computer, and you may notice when it starts acting funny (like making clicking hard drive sounds), even if there are only minor changes. The best thing you could do to avoid having to think about hard disk data recovery is to make a back up of all your information. But how do you know that your hard drive is failing?
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Professional Liability - How Donating Your Old Computers to Charity Could Bankrupt Your Business

As a professional, you understand that the personal data entrusted to you by clients, patients, and customers is extremely sensitive. You always handle that data with great care. It is part of your success. When your computers need to be replaced, you dutifully delete all client data from every device and, because you are an involved citizen, you find a good charitable organization to which you can donate the used devices. The folks at the local animal shelter and the Salvation Army appreciate your gift and everybody lives happily ever after. Right?
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Who Let The Data Out?

Data: most people read it as “MyReport.doc”or “Florida_Trip.mp4,” but it is really hundreds of thousands of 1’s and 0’s in combinations to make what you see on your screen. Your data collection is like a trillion light switches all in a line. The last thing you want is for someone to remove them all, cause a power surge, or give them to someone else. Mass computer interaction has made many people flippant about the way they handle their files. Data management is important, so people need to make sure they aren’t losing any of their precious data. Here are a…
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3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Hard Drive Cool

Hard drives enable users to store their data in an effective manner. Newer models have an increased storage capacity, which turns them into hot must-haves. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that last-generation hard drives can’t crash. On the contrary, hard drive failure is a relatively common problem, usually associated with viruses and overheating. Inexpensive coolers and temperature sensors can help you prevent this issue. Here are three excellent reasons why you should keep your hard drives cool.
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