We can also offer advice on backup procedures, software and hardware so you can avoid losing important data ever again. Most people have irreplaceable family photos, important documents, expensive music collections, all of which can – and should – be backed up regularly in case anything happens to your computer.
We can help with any of the following:
- Backing up to CD, DVD, USB drive or external hard drive
- Recommending software for automated backups
- Discussing various online (cloud-based) backup solutions
- Restoring backed up data
Recovering lost data
When computers go wrong – and inevitably they will – you might discover that you have not been as regular with your backups as perhaps you should have been. Priceless photos of a wedding, your children or essential business records may be feared lost. This is not necessarily the case. In the majority of cases that we have dealt with, over 95% of the important information has been recovered sucessfully.
IMPORTANT: If your computer starts to get frequent ‘read errors’, make unusual noises such as a regular loud clicking or scratching sounds you should stop using it immediately and call us. It is likely that there is an issue with the hard drive. If you continue to use it in this state then you risk causing more damage, reducing the chances of successful recovery of your important files.