Are you backing up your valuable data? If your hard drive should decide to seize or become corrupted are your files saved? PC2IT can install a low cost program and set up a low maintenance setup to save your valuable files and pictures etc to a safe drive or if you prefer back up your data to the cloud (an online storage folder on a server)
In the event of a drive fail you may want your machine back up and running in a short period of time, not only having your files saved but your programs and operating system too. In other words you want your machine back to normal as it was before. No problem with a full drive backup we can set up an overnight and weekly backup and with a synchronised file backup as well, you wonâ€™t lose any vital data that you have amended between each backup.
This can occasional happen when you take the system is taken back to factory settings by using the hidden partitioned drive set by the manufacturer. The drive gets over layered with the new operating system mapping. If this should happen, all is not lost as only a small amount of data on your drive has been over written. Using software we can extract from the formatted partition and transfer the recovered data to an external drive.
Need a bigger hard drive as yours is full; youâ€™re having problems adding new programs and data to your computer and are getting messages from the operating system. You donâ€™t want the rigmarole of having to reinstall everything. Thatâ€™s where mirroring/ghosting/cloning comes into play. We can supply a larger compatible drive and create an image of your old drive and place it onto the newly purchased one. This will expand the image, taking up the free space on the new fitted hard drive and allowing you to perform your everyday tasks again without having to re install everything, saving you time and money.
Sometimes out of the blue, your hard drive might fail. This could because of age, a mechanical or electrical issue on the drive itself, if it is a laptop it may have become knocked in the bag. Sometimes a drive will give you tell tale signs that it is beginning to fail. It might start with an unusual clicking or ticking sound. Other times it could be a warning from the bios when you turn on the laptop from a program that is integrated called S.M.A.R.T. This is usually down to bad clusters on the drive that become unreadable, this will flag up if the hard drive is having problems and recommend that you back up your data.
It could be that your machine starts but wonâ€™t go into windows, continually going round and round in a continual loop, in some cases like this it could be a corrupted system file or the mapping section on the drive that windows needs to read before it can continue into windows. All is not lost PC2IT has the software and equipment to recover your data from your drive. We will try to get the data back as soon as we can. The data recovery process can take from a couple of hours to 48 hours depending on the size of the drive and how corrupted the drive is. If we have to use a raw data retrieval it wonâ€™t necessarily come back in the proper folders as we have to search for particular data i.e. jpegs(picture files), word, excel documents, pdfs and these all get rounded up and placed in their search folders.
But the data is retrievable. If the data cannot be retrieved within the PC2IT workshop then there is another option. PC2IT is affiliated with another company in Portsmouth. The drive needs to be sent away and the drive dismantled in a clean room. This is a very delicate operation, as one fragment of dust or fibre on the drive platter could make the data unobtainable. The company have a very high success rate, but it is an expensive process. They normally operate on a no data - no fee. Leave it all to us, We can sort all communication as well as provide all the postage & packaging out to make sure your drive gets there secure and safe.