Do’s and Dont’s

Do’s and Dont’s of Data Recovery

 

•DO NOT open your hard drive and expose the media!!! There is nothing inside that needs the attention of a common user or do-it-yourselfer.

• DO NOT try to swap circuit boards on modern drives. There may be firmware/system area conflict issues that may cause major problems.

• DO NOT put your drive in the freezer and then try to spin it up. It is possible that moisture has condensed on the media surfaces.

• DO NOT listen to your friends or continue to look for home remedies on the net such as the one mentioned above, seek professional help if you value the lost data.

• DO NOT continue to power cycle a clicking or non-responsive drive; it’s not going work for you and may make the drive unrecoverable.

• DO NOT install recovery software on the same drive/partition that your lost files are on, you will overwrite them with the installation.

• DO NOT run the recovery CD/DVD furnished with your PC. Most OEM helpdesk techs don’t care about your data; they only want the hardware back on line.