Data Protection And Hard Disk Recovery Go Hand In Hand
When it comes to hard disk recovery, the best method is to insure
that you will never need it. Besides making frequent backups, the
following measures will keep your system running smoothly.
New viruses are invented every day, and system security is a concern
for every business. Malicious software can damage your system to
the point where it will not even boot up. The latest versions of
Windows are the favorite targets of malicious programs such as spyware
and viruses, and it is helpful to use 2 or more antivirus/anti-spyware
programs to prevent destruction or theft of your data.
The clues that spyware is on a computer include a barrage of pop-up
ads, a hijacked browser,a sudden or even repeated change of your
computer s Internet home page, the appearance of a new toolbar or
new screen icons, malfunctioning keys, random error messages, and
most of all, sluggish computer performance. Any sytem with access
to the internet is prone to this problem, but there is software
to block spyware installation. In addition, make sure all employees
using the office network do not download from unknown sites, and
set your internet browser security at "Medium" or higher. Install
individual firewalls to prevent uninvited users from accessing your
network. A firewall blocks unauthorized access to your computer
and will alert you if spyware already on your computer is sending
information out. Purchase an anti-spyware program from a vendor
you know and trust. Set it to read on a regular basis, at least
weekly and if possible each time you run your computer. Delete any
programs the anti-spyware program detects on your computer.
The best way to avoid having to use file recovery software is
to be sure that no corrupt data is stored on your computer. Companies
like Norton sell disk optimization programs keep your network running
at top speed, correct problem files and maximize the available space
on your hard disk. Run disk optimization and anti-virus programs
at least once a week.
Hard Disk Recovery
There are disk recovery applications specifically geared to recovering
files of a certain format, like graphics files as opposed to word
document files, and there are general-purpose programs to hunt for
any type of misplaced file regardless of the format. There is no
program on the market that can guarantee recovery of every lost
file, but you are able to increase your chances for recovery by
selecting the appropriate program for the file you are trying to
Do-it-yourself programs are a lot less expensive than hiring a data
retrieval company that specializes in information recovery, and
to save money you should at least attempt to utilize of this type
of program before calling a professional.
In addition to recovering deleted files, there exists information
recovery programs that can restore files after you have formatted
the drive, after a power failure, natural disaster, or even files
damaged by a computer virus.
RAID is short for Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive)
Disks, a category of disk drives that employ 2 or even several drives
in combination to improve data storage fault tolerance and performance.
RAID disk drives are frequently installed on servers but can also
run on individual computers. Because of the duplication of data,
it is possible to recover files from one or another disk when the
As you might expect, RAID disk repair is quite a complicated process.
However it is one of the most foolproof methods of data storage
because the RAID architecture strategically distributes information
randomly across the array. However, this sort of architecture demands
the services of a recovery professional.
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