Whether you're a student cramming for your term paper
or an employee who is drafting a report for work, the
last thing that you want to come out of your mouth are
the words "My PC crashed!". For laptop users, this is
the equivalent of the dreaded blue screen while desktop
computer users may hear an unusual sound from their hard
drives as soon as it crashes.
Learning the Cause behind Computer Crashes
If your PC crashed, two possible things could have
happened. First, the crash could be caused by a physical
hard drive failure. As mentioned earlier, desktop
computer users might hear a grinding, whirring or
clicking noise and when this occurs - it is most
probably a physical hard drive failure.
Second, the crash could be caused by a logical
failure. Instead of a physical computer part being the
reason for your computer crashing, it could be due to a
virus, a software malfunction or a human error.
The good news is that even if your PC crashed, there
is a very high probability that your precious data is
still present on the drive - it is merely inaccessible
in the meantime.
The First Thing to Do for Data Recovery
Just like in any kind of emergency, the golden rule
for data recovery if your computer crashes or gives you
the blue screen of death is: don't panic. Remember what
happened prior to the crash, and take note of any error
messages if any.
Now, your concern is recovering the data that you
lost - especially if you are not the type who backs up
files regularly. If the computer experiences a serious
crash, you might need to get the help of an expert at
data recovery. Their services do not come cheap, though,
so you may opt for do-it-yourself data recovery using
one of the software available on the Internet. Those who
do not have a technical background may want to seek the
help of an expert when using a data recovery software,
otherwise your data might be further damaged instead of
At the end of the day, deciding whether or not to get
the services of a data recovery expert depends on just
how important your data is, whether you have a backup of
the data that was lost during the crash, and if you
would rather use a data recovery program. So before your
hard drive even has a 'chance' to crash, make sure to
regularly backup all your data in case it does happen.
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