To help avoid having to pay out for data recovery, everyone should have a copy or backup of their important files. This can be a physical copy, on a USB memory device, or in the cloud (e.g. OneDrive, Dropbox etc.)
lgbt computer geek can help with backups plus transferring data to a new computer if needed.
I can help with data recovery, charged at our usual rates (per hour).
Data transfer and recovery – I can work with USB memory sticks, most memory cards (e.g. camera memory), internal and external hard drives, and even floppy discs (3½-inch / 90 mm).
Hard drive failure
If your data storage device is physically damaged (e.g. if your hard disk is no longer being recognised by your computer or is making unusual noises), then I am unlikely to be able to be able to recover your data.
So if your hard drive has any of the following problems then I am unlikely to be able to help you.
- Has been damaged by fire, flood, or other disaster
- Has experienced electronic failure
- Is no longer operational – does not spin up. Can you hear it ‘turning on’?
- Was dropped or physically damaged
- Is making unusual noises
- Has overwritten data.
Please contact us if you need data recovery, backup or transfer.