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Commonly Reporting Failures On PC Hard Drives:

Whether a home user or an office-based user you will find that over time you will come to rely on your PC for a lot; and not just those things that you have to do on a daily basis. Your PC effectively becomes a friend when you spend a lot of time using it and as such it is easy to try and overlook any problems that may be occurring because when it comes to change none of us want to change what we feel works well for us. That said if you have a PC that is developing a hard drive fault you may find that you have no choice but to try and recover your data and replace the hard drive before it crashes completely and leaves you at risk of losing everything. Reoccurring ‘Blue Screens of Death’, flashing dialogue boxes and slow transfer rates between the hard drive and software are all precursors to problems with hard drives so experiencing these sooner rather than not at all can help you plan as to how best to save your data

PC Hard Drive Mechanics At Fault?:

The mechanical aspect of a hard drive is something that a lot of PC users (be they home or office users) tend not to think about as long as the drive is working. But there are occasions when the mechanics of a hard drive simply can no longer cope with the load that has been brought to bear on them. The typical PC is a work horse and can be operation for eight hours a day – this equates to the drive spinning on average 57,600 times a day. Multiply that by five and you are looking at somewhere in the region of 288,000 revolutions a week. In the lifespan of a hard drive this might not sound like a lot but also take into consideration the amount of time the typical office worker uses their PC in a year. Accounting for time off you could be looking at 13,500,000 million revolutions a year which is bound to cause problems if there isn’t significant downtime in between. The actuator arm that passes the read/write heads over a PCs hard drive platter is less than the thickness of a human hair and with such an amount of strain put on it over time problems are bound to occur. A failed actuator arm can render the drive useless to the user but we here at www.advancedraidrecovery.co.uk can help recover the data even if the drive has been written off.

PC Hard Drive Electronics Dereliction:

The flip side of the coin when it comes to PC hard drives is the electronics and how they function. Normally the parts of a hard drive that most users don’t concern themselves with, the electronics – a series of chips, capacitors and printed circuits on a board attached to the drive, are the way in which your data gets from your input to its position on the drive. And to this end if a problem befalls the circuitry then the likelihood is that the drive will become useless and may not even be recognisable to the operating system.

PC Firmware Problems:

You might never have heard of it or if you have never considered it very important, but the firmware attached to your hard drive (either on a PCB or written onto a platter in the factory) is just as important as the operating system through which you access your hard drive. This firmware program is small in size but big on importance and tells your hard drive how it should best react to other components it comes into contact with. Spin speeds, transfer rates, how to power up and spin down, all of these things are controlled by the firmware pre-installed to your drive. A problem with this firmware could possibly be rectified by an upgrade (if one is available) but it is not often possible for an upgrade to be carried out so you may find that a firmware failure renders your hard drive useless. We at www.advancedraidrecovery.co.uk can help retrieve the data from a drive suffering from a firmware failure so please contact us if you are suffering from a problem of this nature

PC Hard Drive And Potential Operating System Incompatibility:

Operating systems are normally all replete now with some kind of disk utility that is charged with the task of discovering and making you aware of any problems your hard drive might be facing. As a general rule this takes the form of a message displayed on screen or at start-up and if you are using a Windows-based operating system on your PC you may have encountered the ‘Blue Screen of Death’. The BSOD not only warns of problems with the hard drive but can also warn you of conflicts between components or software recently installed and existing components. If you encounter the BSOD then it is wise to take this as a warning that something has gone wrong or is about to. If you have been encouraged to carry out a disk defragmentation and encounter the BSOD shortly afterwards then it is more than likely the moving of data from sector to sector has shown up flaws in the sector and cluster structure and it is best to down the machine and contact us at www.advancedraidrecovery.co.uk for help on how to proceed as well as assistance in recovering your data.

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I need some assistance with a Windows operating system after I received a Blue Screen of Death. I admit that I panicked and did not read what the message said, just shut the computer down immediately. I let everything wind itself down, and then turned the computer back on. When I went to reboot into the OS, there was nothing at all. The only thing I can see is a message saying ‘Missing Operating System’. After that message, I tried to return to BIOS, but could not go back. Everything was running normally before the Blue Screen appeared. I am still currently missing the operating system. Does this mean that the OS is gone for good? I know I should not have turned off the system before reading the message, and I should have allowed the system to shut down by itself, but that is too late now.


I am hoping someone can help me with a Windows XP operating system which is being used on a desktop computer. The problems began when I tried to use a registry cleaning to tidy up a few files on the system. The computer had been working fine until then, but when it rebooted after the clean, it did not go into Windows after it launched the XP loading screen. Instead, it gives a single beep, and then stops on a completely black screen. Each time I try it, the noise seems to be louder, but I don’t understand what the message means. It is also sending me some other messages, including ‘media test failure’, before going into the XP screen, beeping, and then doing into the black screen. If I try to boot up, occasionally it will give me a notice saying ‘no operating system’, and it will then ask me to insert a disk. I don’t want to lose the data that I have on the computer.

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