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Relax and Use Lenovo Hard Disk Recovery to Retrieve Lost Data

LENOVO 3000 K100:

I have lost a lot of data which was sitting on a partitioned drive on my Lenovo 3000 K100. I have been working as usual on the computer when it suddenly shut down. I restarted it immediately, but as soon as the desktop came on, I could see that some of my data has been lost. It seems as though most of the information from the c: drive has gone, including a lot of work which has not been backed up. In addition, the partition itself is almost completely empty. There are a couple of files there which I think are a memory and system files, but there is not a single folder or file of the documents and images that I have saved. I have tried a few recovery programs, but they keep suggesting files which have titles completely different to the missing data documents I have lost. I haven’t changed anything recently, and don’t know why the information should be lost.


I have a Lenovo AMD Sempron which is currently not working. Each time I go onto the desktop, the whole system appears to be running in slow motion. The computer says that there is not enough GB to run properly, despite several defrags which should have cleaned up some space. Often, the OS will reboot when I first start it, and it will quit programs which I want to start, saying that it has timed out. Copying files to a USB drive have also ‘timed out’, which means that I am not able to save data to another drive. In addition to all of this, it now appears to be deleting files which are not being used, so that I have lost a lot of data, including software, documents and audio files.

Relax and Use LaCie Hard Disk Recovery to Retrieve Lost Data

LaCie manufacture a large number of external hard drive models from the Quadra to the Skwarim. They are extremely popular with users of both PCs and Macs in order to provide large amounts of external data storage for a computer system. As memory capacities increase there are less drives required even for very large amounts of data storage, therefore a single failure can affect you much more now than it could in the past.

Both internal and external drives suffer from various different types of failure, but external drives are not generally directly affected by an operating system malfunction because the data is stored on a separate drive to that which is used to boot up the system. It is, however, susceptible to all of the other possible causes of failure, and there is an increased risk if damage to external drives because they are more portable that complete computer systems and are often used to transport data between sites. This type of transportation puts the disk at risk from all of the elements of travelling that can include vibration, low pressures in aircraft holds, extreme temperatures and even water.

This type of physical damage has the potential to introduce significant levels of corruption into the data that is stored on the device. These cases can lead to complex data recovery techniques being required in order to retrieve the data from the damaged drive. Other types of damage that also lead to complex cases are those of electrical surges going through the disk and also exposure to some types of virus.

Other types of damage to a system can be much more superficial and can be more easily rectified, often using software fixes rather than having to physically recover the data from a disk onto an alternative data storage device. These include operating system failures and user errors that lead to the deletion of data.

If an operating system is damaged then the ability to boot up the computer and access the existing data will be affected. In most cases the stored data will not have been corrupted by the damage to the operating system and it will be possible to recover this data either by slaving the drive and transferring the data to an alternative system or by repairing the operating system to that normal functioning is resumed.

If a user error is the problem this could be due to modifications being made to the operating system that then lead to the data files not being accessible, but errors can also lead to files being accidentally deleted from a system when they are still required.

In order to recover your data safely and securely you should give our highly experienced engineers a call so that they can discuss your particular situation, and in most cases they will be able to provide you with a diagnosis over the phone so that you can weigh up your options. In order for you to assess the most cost-effective options you will also need a quote for the cost and the projected timescales for the recovery of the data.