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You're on the phone with an important client and your hard drive suddenly crashes. The document that you were working on disappears from the display screen. You whack the side of your computer a few times, hoping to cure what is causing the machine to stop working and somehow, will make it spring back to life. But, you finally realize that your faithful companion is on its way to computer heaven.
You start to panic and ask yourself repeatedly, “Why didn't I make a backup copy of the client's document?” Feeling overwhelmed and agitated, you tell the client that you need more time and money to complete the project. Don't worry, there are several things that you can do when you're in a hurry to recover lost data from a failing hard drive.
Find another computer with Internet access. Go online and visit OntrackDataRecovery.com for information about hard drive data recovery. Click on the hyperlink the says, “Data Recovery Software” and choose “Free Software Download” from the drop down menu. Scroll down the web page until you see the “Download” hyperlink for “EasyRecovery Professional – Trial Edition” and click on it. Save the executable file on a USB thumb drive and then, run the file on your computer. Follow the onscreen instructions for recovering a lost or deleted file.