Professional Data Recovery
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Data Recovery Lexington
Computer data recovery is the most important job we do, it’s also the most demanding. Most data recovery and hard drive recovery work is performed here in Lexington as we have been doing since 2008. We use an array of hardware and state-of-the-art software to recover data from failing drives from both Apple and Windows platforms.
Hard drives can fail in many different ways, head crashes; failed motors, actuators and logic boards; and failed sectors just to name a few. All of these cases require different methods of recovery. The most common way drives fail is from bad sectors, fortunately this kind of failure also has the highest recovery rate. We’ll analyze your drive and recommend the best approach based on your requirements. If we are unable to recover your data, there is no charge.
USB Hard Drives
Data recovery from external hard drives not responding or not recognized by your computer.
This kind of failure can sometimes be caused by failure of the hard drive that is contained inside the enclosure or sometimes the failure is in the interface between the drive and the computer. Because of this extra point of failure, we normally recommend to our customers that external hard drives be used for backup but not as the primary storage location for important data.
Internal Hard Drives
Recovery of failed internal drives that keep the computer from booting or cause slowness.
Internal hard drives on laptops often fail due to jarring or sudden motion while they are turned on. This can result in damaged sectors or a head crash that can permanently damage the surface of the internal drive platters. Heat is often thought to be a factor in drive failure but this is not well supported by empirical data.
Desktop hard drives are not typically subjected to the same physical forces as laptop drives and tend to fail simply to old age or manufacturing flaws.
Recovery of data from Solid State Drives that don’t respond consistently. SSDs are a very challenging recovery environment. Failures due to power issues, static electricity and firmware failure are typical.
We recommend the use of Solid State Drives only in tandem with an automated backup solution.
What Our Customers Are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, here’s what out customers are saying…
“…I have extremely high standards when dealing with any technology-related company and Campus Computer Repair exceeded them all. ”Billy
“…I feared my hard drive was dead on my iMAC and that as a full-time self-employed graphic designer, I could not afford down time. I took it in immediately and then he rushed it through, even as they were in the throes of moving to another location. He told me up front an estimated cost. He also told me what to expect as far as communications from them and he did let me know as soon as he could what was wrong and gave me a couple of options on the hard drive. And then he kept me in the loop over the next day and had the computer ready as promised.. ”Shelley
“I am so impressed with Steve and the service he provided to repair my laptop that had a failing hard drive. I called and he asked good questions to get an idea of the problem, I dropped the laptop off that day and when I picked it up he had saved everything from a severely compromised, failing hard drive and reinstalled everything on a new hard drive ”Tina
Plans and Pricing
We have a simple “No Recovery – No Charge” policy. We use the industry’s top software running under Linux, Windows and Mac for our data recovery projects. For drives that are not physically damaged, our success rate is over 95%.
Undamaged Hard Drive
- Data recovery for hard drives that have not physically failed but are part of a computer that has otherwise failed.
Damaged Hard Drive
- Data recovery for hard drives with some failed sectors, damaged partitions and/or file systems.
Profoundly Damaged Drive
- Extensively damaged hard drives requiring a significant amount of manual repair or the use of multiple iterations to recover data.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my data files back that you retrieve?
There are several options. If you have a new computer, we can often move the recovered data directly to where it belongs on the new machine. You can also supply us with a large flash drive or USB drive, or you can buy one of suitable size from us.
Will I get my programs back?
It depends. If we can get a whole drive recovery and transfer it to a new drive, you’ll get your data, operating system and settings back just as they were before. This is our goal with every recovery. Sometimes this is not possible because the drive or some key files are too badly damaged to recover an image of the drive. In this case we get whatever data files we can but no programs. With most Windows and Mac computers, programs cannot be moved unless a full drive recovery is successful.
Can you recover deleted files?
Yes, we have industry-leading software to help us recover deleted files. The sooner you bring us the computer after the accidental erasure the better. Once a file is deleted, the operating system may overwrite it making it subsequently irretrievable by any method. The longer between the erasure and the recovery the less likely it is to get a successful recovery. Recently deleted files are among the most recoverable of all data loss problems.
Why did my hard drive fail, is it something I did?
The main reasons hard drives fail is rough use while they are turned on and poor manufacturing. Drives start to fail due to old age as well. Some studies indicate that about half of all hard drives may suffer some failure in the first six years. Heat is considered a risk factor by many but according to an analysis by Google this is not a significant factor in drive failure.
Campus Computer Repair
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405 S. Limestone St. Lexington Ky. 40508
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