One day you may turn on your computer and it will fail to boot into windows. You press the power button and see the splash screen and that’s it. There is no welcome screen to enter your password. Some people might hear a clicking noise. This may mean that you have a bad Hard Drive.
So your Hard Drive is where all of your data is stored. Your pictures, music, videos, favorites, and program data are scattered all over it. Statistics show that half of all of the manufactured hard drives die within the first 5 years. This means that you have a 50% chance that you might lose all of your data–in that time. This is why you need to take backing up your computer very seriously.
Hard Drives fail for many different reasons. They a mechanical to the read head may fail. They are also electronic so the circuit board may fail as well. When these parts fail you have to send it to a data recovery specialist. The cost of data recovery starts at $1000 and goes up to several thousands. Your hard drive may need to be opened in a clean room where there are very few particles of dust. If you try to open it up and repair it yourself you may risk permanent data loss.
There are other ways that hard drives may fail. There is what is called a partition on your hard drive. The partition isn’t a physical part. It is nothing more than software that acts as a format to store your information. If this is corrupted then you will be able to use advanced recovery software to access your data. This is a lot cheaper than opening it up in a clean room. Prices range from $200-$500 depending on how much data needs to be recovered.
If your computer does not boot because your hard drive has bad sectors your data can be accessed with a simple copy and paste. You will need to replace the hard drive to fix the computer. You would be looking at $150 to fix a computer with a bad hard drive. They data backup will cost you $50 so your total would be $200 at this point. Having a bad hard drive is a tough experience. Data loss is an unfortunate thing to go through. We are more than prepared to help you if you are in this situation.
If you have and questions about a Hard Drive Failure give us a call at 508-748-0005