Something happened and your hard drive crashed. All your valuable data are on that hard drive. Don't panic yet! In most of the cases we can help you to recover your precious data.
We can recover your data from:
- Hard disks (ATA, SATA, SCSI)
- Disks (CD, DVD, floppy, ZIP, flash)
- Memory cards
Don’t panic when you HD crash. If you try to fix the problem without the required expertise, you can permanently damage or lose your data. Simply leave it to the experts from Chicago Computer Clinic who utilizes the most recent data recovery techniques and tools to make sure that you can receive back your data.
Supported Recovery Types
- Fire damage
- Water damage & Floods
- Will not boot
- Dropped, cracked casings
- Strange clicking noises
- Virus attacks
- Failed components (read/write heads, head assemblies)
- Dives that have been formatted or overwritten
- Inaccessible drives or partitions
- Corrupt or missing critical file system structures
- File deletion
- Partitioning or boot-up problems
- Damage due to a power failure or surge
We recommend our clients to perform a backup of their data online with Online File Folder; this is the best possible solution for people who use High Speed Internet connections.
Think of Online File Folder as your own personal piece of the Internet. Store, access, and share presentations, spreadsheets, reports … even large files like music, photos, and movies.
Here at Chicago Computer Clinic we have the professional expertise, skills, cutting edge tools and commitment to excellence to ensure that you will successfully recover your data.
What causes data loss?
Data recovery may become necessary for a wide variety of reasons, but generally the failure can be categorized as resulting from physical damage or logical corruption.
- Physical Damage
- Moisture contact or penetration
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Variations in humidity
- Shock or force sustained
- Defective mechanical or electronic components
- Spike or surge in power source
- Degrading read/write heads
- Logical Corruption
- File System formatted
- Operating System reinstalled
- Files deleted or recycled
- Software (ScanDisk, CheckDisk, Defrag)
- Virus intrusion
- Broken or corrupted RAID array configuration
What is data recovery?
Data recovery is the process of recovering data from storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Hard drives are among the most common types of storage media requiring data recovery. However, there are many other forms of electronic, optical, and magnetic storage media that can become damaged or corrupted. Data recovery is generally considered to be the last resort when all other attempts to retrieve the data have been exhausted.
How does data recovery happen?
The data recovery process depends on the type of recovery necessary for your particular situation. Our specialists begin with a diagnostic process to determine which solution fits your needs and then you are contacted to discuss your quote.
How long does data recovery take?
Standard servce usually takes about one week but may be longer than this, please ask us for details. In case of emergency we offer 24h express service on data recovery.
How much does data recovery cost?
Data recovery costs can vary depending on the type of storage media, severity of damage, specialty parts, and turn around time required. We have solutions starting at $350 for flash cards, optical discs and magnetic disks. Hard drives and magnetic tape recoveries start at $450.
What is the success rate of data recovery?
The good news is, although there is no guarantee that data can be recovered, our team of specialists have years of success recovering data from all types of media. If it can be recovered, Chicago Computer Clinic will do!
The success of data recovery depends on the nature of the damage to the storage media. Unfortunately, chances for successful recovery decrease if there is physical damage to a hard drive's platters or magnetic layer. Severe physical failure can cause irreversible damage to any kind of magnetic storage media.
Is there anything I can do to recover my data?
Users inexperienced in data recovery can cause more damage to their storage media when attempting to recover data themselves. If you are in already in a data loss situation, contact our Data Recovery Specialists right away to discuss your options for safe data recovery.
Do you recover laptop hard drives?
Yes, laptop hard drive recovery uses the same methods as desktop hard drives.
What types of media can you recover data from?
Listed below are commonly used types of storage media that may require data recovery:
Magnetic Drives — Used to store data in laptops, desktops, servers, network attached storage, external backup devices, digital video recorders and MP3 players. Media examples: 1.8″, 2.5″, 3.5″ and 5.25″ IDE/SATA Drives, 50-pin, 68-pin, UltraWide SCSI Drives and 0.85? CompactFlash Type II Micro Drives
Magnetic Tapes — Used to backup data in small to medium sized file servers Media examples: AIT, DAT, DLT, Exabyte, LTO, QIC, Travan & VXA Tapes
Magnetic Disks — Used to temporarily store or transfer small amounts of data. Media examples: 3.5″, 5.25″ Floppy Diskettes, and Jaz, SyQuest and Zip Cartridges
Optical Discs — Used to store files from several megabytes to several gigabytes in size. Media examples: CDs, DVDs and Minidiscs
Flash Cards — Used to store photos in digital cameras, music in MP3 players, PDAs and files for many types of applications. Media examples: CompactFlash, MemoryStick, SD, SmartMedia and xD cards
Can you recover data if I've had a virus attack?
Most viruses attack files that the computer uses to function normally. A security breach can result in noticeable performance changes, random rebooting, adware, spyware and even missing files. The majority of these issues can be addressed with our Comprehensive Overhaul Service. In the event the virus deletes or corrupts files, Data Doctors is experienced in repairing this type of damage.
From what operating systems can you recover data?
We recover data from a variety of operating systems. The most common platform in use today is Microsoft Windows. Other widely used operating systems include: OSX, RedHat and FreeBSD.
What can I do to protect my data?
The best protection against data loss is a proper backup system. Data Doctors provides many data backup solutions and can tailor one to meet your needs. Download our FREE Data Disaster Prevention Guide and contact your nearest Data Doctors location to discuss which data backup solutions will be best for you.