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Introduction to PC Data Recovery


I am having a bit of a problem with a Windows 8 operating system. I want to run a particular graphics card on my system, because I want to play games that require a higher graphics level than the card currently in my computer. I installed the new card, added upgraded drivers, and thought that everything was fine. However, when I opened up the computer, I could see the PCI card, but I can’t see any of the data which should be on the drive, including game files which relate to the game which needs the graphics cards. When I took the card out, and plugged in the original graphics card, I found that I couldn’t see anything. There is not a flicker on the monitor, and it seems as though I have lost everything. I don’t know what I can do to recover the data from the drive, and I am hoping that someone can help me.


I need help with a Windows Vista operating system, which has failed after I updated a piece of software, going from trial to full copy. This software has been running on the PC for ages, and so I didn’t think making changes would affect it. However, when I pressed the restart button, I am not now able to load up the operating system. It won’t load in Safe Mode, Last Known Good, or any of the other BIOS settings. I can see the Vista loading screen, and I can see the progress bar at the bottom, but nothing more. After this loading screen, I then get the full blue screen, and the computer reboots itself immediately. I can’t read the blue screen, and I can’t boot into Windows, so I am not able to access the new piece of software, or any other data which is on the drives. I tried to restore the system to a point just before the software update, but the computer says that it can’t find that restore point.

Introduction to PC Data Recovery

Losing your data on a PC can be a very scary thing, and it can happen to anyone at any time. The first thing that you should do if you notice that you are unable to access your files is to stop using the computer. Your hard drive is being written to the whole time, even if you are not actively saving anything to it. If you have files that are missing on your computer, you should not save anything new onto your computer. This is because when a file is deleted, it’s hasn’t really disappeared. The file still exits on your computer, essentially with a ‘deleted’ tag. Windows will treat the space where these files are as writable. So if you begin to save new items onto your computer after you have files that are missing, the operating system will treat that as free space and you will completely overwrite the data! This will render the data that is lost unrecoverable and you don’t want to do that if the files are important to you.

PC data recovery is possible if you have not overwritten the files. Don’t give up hope that there is a way to recover your data, because there more than likely is a way.
There are a few different methods that you can use for PC data recovery. You have the option of different software to recover your data from your hard drive. There are many different types of software available out there that can recover your data. Some software for PC data recovery is free and some software you would have to pay for.
You can use a DOS boot disk, which may help you to be able to boot up your computer. This is usually the quickest method to getting files back.

If this doesn’t work for you or is not an option, the next thing that you can try is to remove the hard drive from the damaged computer and put it into another computer to see if it boots up correctly. Keep in mind that if you are going to do this, you should only put the hard drive into a computer that runs on the same operating system as the one that you are trying to recover the data from. So, for example, you shouldn’t try to recover data from one operating system to another. Specifically, do not try to recover a Windows-based hard drive to a Mac computer because this could spell disaster for you.

If you do elect to take the hard drive out of the computer, you should look online for some specific directions on how to remove the hard drive from your specific PC because it may not always be obvious. You certainly don’t want to cause any physical damage to the hard drive while you are removing it. This would make it even more difficult to recover your data. Also you need to make sure that you put the hard drive into the new machine correctly for PC data recovery, so it is usually best to head to a professional if your data is at all valuable.