Identify The PatientAll hard disk drives fail. The only question is when. While numerous recovery utilities exist, Get Data Back from Runtime Software proves to be the Right Tool for simplifying the process. Here's how it works.
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Data recovery begins with identifying a failed disk requiring rescue. Here you can see a failed hard disk connected to this Windows XP system registers as the H drive (although it's not immediately evident this hard disk is experiencing trouble).
Keep in mind that any software-based recovery tool (such as Get Data Back) requires that the hard drive's physical properties remain intact. In other words, a hard disk must still be able to power up, spin and read data to enable recovery using software-based tools.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.