If your computer appears to be failing, your first priority should be saving your data. You might have 5 months, 5 weeks or 5 minutes until it stops completely. Because of this uncertainty, you should turn your computer off immediately and call us for help. The sooner in the process that we attempt data recovery, the higher the chances of success.
Signs of a failing hard drive can include:
- Overall slowness
- Very slow booting
- blue screen errors
- trouble retrieving and saving documents
- Freezing when trying to view your documents (or other) directory
As you can see, your computer generally doesn’t come right out and tell you that your hard disk if failing. You have to be aware of the signs and take appropriate action if you suspect a problem. Sadly, ignoring a problem means that the disk will definitely fail at some point – and getting the data back then can be impossible, or at least very expensive.
If your computer is working fine, but you are NOT backing up your data regularly, then you are at risk. Imagine waking up tomorrow and not being able to access 5 years of family pictures, financial records or emails. Don’t let this happen to you. We can install an automated, easy-to-understand backup system to keep you protected. Make sure you don’t ever need data recovery with an automated backup system.