Mechanical or software failure in the hard drive leads to what is commonly termed a crash. The crash can lead to partial or complete inaccessibility to data. It is relatively simple to identify the reason for the crash.

For those who are not sure of what a hard drive is, it is a magnetic disk with an extended arm, capable of collecting data from any memory unit in the hard drive. Failure of the extended arm, an overheated motor, or the disk not spinning is just a few of the many reasons that can lead to hardware failure. Eventually, data stored in the inaccessible memory units become unavailable to the user.

When you suspect a crash check for the following:


  • If the computer does not boot and the flashing light in the computer case is blinking bright, the crash is probably a software failure.
  • If the flashing light does not blink, it means the hard drive is not functioning and it is probably a mechanical failure.


Those who dare with their computer skills can get ahead with their own fixing up and experiments trying to get things back to normal. However, it is ideal to save stress by seeking help from the appropriate service provider.

The provider successfully recovers all the important files and folders that probably disappear due to accidental formatting, loss due to partition, virus induced data loss, or due to deletion of files or directories.

If the crash is software related, the retrieval gets simpler with appropriate retrieval tools. Recovery software programs help retrieving data from corrupted partition tables, corrupted FAT and NTFS partitions, inappropriately formatted hard drive, inaccessible or unbootable hard drive, missing files or directories, recovery of deleted files or folders and few more.

Average computer users can try recovery with trial versions rather than investing in expensive recovery programs; however, the best deal is to seek out for the data retrieval service service.

Getting help from hard drive recovery is best in situations involving mechanical repairs. Technical expertise is indispensably important when dealing with failed motors, extended arm repair, and head crashes.

In cases of mechanical failure, absolute recovery of lost data might not be possible because there will be damage to logical structures of the files. Trying to work on the recovery without sufficient skills can lead to further loss of data leading to extremely poor quantity and quality retrieval.

Magnetometers gather lost memory bits from the magnetic disk. The raw memory bits recovered helps reconstruct the disk image. The logical structure thus achieved, aids in the extraction of data lost due to logical damage induced by mechanical repair.

Well-informed computer users obviously give their share of attempts before seeking help from service providers. In grounds of mechanical failure, those who are not skilled in the area do better to seek the technical expertise and guidance from service providers locally.

Data recovery service offers at par results like the national service providers. The advantage is that local providers are instantly reachable. However, national service providers have their own networks to get the personnel at your doorstep as quickly as local providers do.