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Hard drive recovery is possible no matter what may have happened to your hard drive. Hard drive failure may be mechanical or caused by faulty code. No matter how many times you bang on that hard drive that has that special grinding sound it probably will not boot. If you do hear that sound hard drive recovery is sometimes possible, in this case you definitely need to have the hard drive professionally repaired.
Data file recovery and hard drive recovery are possible over the internet if there is a secure broadband connection available. There are also software programs that can help with your data file recovery. Many professional solutions are available but are expensive.
Probably the best solution for hard drive recovery is to have a backup. There are many solutions from online storage to simply backing up your data. With either of these options, you will have to reinstall first the operating system, then the applications, then the data.
There are software programs that backup to disk at certain time increments. These software programs are not cheap but if your computer is important to you, this may be the best answer. The entire system is backed up onto one bootable disk. You may boot this disk into a virtual machine, your old repaired machine, or a completely new machine.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|