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Let the Professionals Carry Out Your IBM Data Recovery


I am having some problems with a Compaq Presario Desktop. What is happening is that I am not able to get into the system. The Administration system is demanding a password before I can get into the computer. This has been going on since I bought the computer, a brand new one, and the first screen I came to was this Admin screen which demanded a password. As I was typing it in, the system went onto the next screen, and then failed. I don’t know what the password was that it saved. I was told to try and use Ctrl+Alt+Del and press this twice in rapid sequence in order to get into the administrator area without a password. However, I have found that this is not working for me. I have tried everything without fail.


I have a Compaq Deskpro 6500 which is causing me some problems. When I turn on the computer, I get a message saying “Driver not loaded”. I cannot hear the disk spinning around. At other times, I get a message saying that “Windows not genuine”, which I know it is. Does this mean that something has failed in the operating system, or that something does not work elsewhere in the computer? When I turn it on usually, I can hear the fans whirring around, and I can occasionally hear a strange buzzing noise from the front of the tower. However, when the hard drive is not going around, I can’t hear the fans either. Why should that happen? I definitely have a Windows OS, which I obtained from Microsoft and registered in the right time period. It has not put up warnings that Windows is not genuine for more than 4 years since I have been using it. I have contacted Microsoft Technical Support and they said it is a hard drive problem with a virus.

Let the Professionals Carry Out Your IBM Data Recovery

When a hard drive or storage array crashes or becomes inaccessible it can not only cause frustrations, it can also significantly affect how a business operates. Losing data can also be a potentially very large cost if you had to recreate all of that data; however there are other options available. We have 14 years of experience in recovering data from a very large range of systems that include both IBM hard drives and also IBM RAID drives. Therefore if you have experienced a failure in one of your systems why not give us a call. Our advice is free and in most cases we are able to provide you with a diagnosis over the phone so that you are aware of how complex your drive failure is. We can also provide you with a full quote for the recovery of your data. We are confident that we will be able to help and so we offer a policy by which you do not pay anything should your data prove to be unrecoverable.

There are a number of reasons why drives fail that include user error, such as deleting files or formatting drives that still contain files that need to be retained, physical damage, electrical damage and also virus damage. All of these can cause corruption of the files that you have stored on your system or can make your files inaccessible.

We have successfully recovered data from various different IBM internal hard drives that include DDYS, DPTA, DTLA, DARA, ICN030ATDA04-0, IC35L036UW210-0 and IC25N010ATDA04-0. Depending on the complexity of the damage to your files it may be possible in a small number of cases for you to recover the files yourself, however most cases require the use of specialist tools and software in order to safely recover all of your data.

IBM also makes RAID storage systems, and we also have experience in recovering data from these more complex systems. While RAID storage is pretty robust it is not exempt from failures and the over-reliance on a RAID system with no back-up system is commonplace, which can lead to significant problems when they either become corrupt or unresponsive.

When it comes to RAID systems it is highly advisable to get professional advice on the best way to recover your data. RAID systems can be very complex as there are multiple architectures and configurations that can be used, then add on top of that the variation of operating systems, the file formats and data management and it soon becomes clear that recovering a RAID drive without knowing all of the relevant parameters is a risky business. The RAID 5 architecture is the most popular option and this utilises at least three drives along with the striping of data and the insertion of parity data so that even if one of the drives fails completely it is possible to rebuild the data content just by replacing the drive. However RAID 0 and RAID 1 systems can be rather more complex to recover data from as there is no parity data utilised.