[GLLUG] OT and out of area: How do I find a reputable data recovery service for a Win 7 m/c?
John Southall IMAP
john.southall at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun May 7 20:11:14 UTC 2017
On 07/05/17 20:33, Christopher Hunter via GLLUG wrote:
> On 07/05/17 16:21, John Southall IMAP via GLLUG wrote:
>> Please forgive me, but I don't know who else to ask.
>> This is for the Midlands, not the London area.
>> How do we find a professional data retrieval service? What should I
>> look for?
>> We need to unfreeze a Win 7 laptop, or at least extract the data files.
>> We suspect that it is malware rather than a hardware problem.
> I usually use Puppy Linux or another small distribution from a USB
> stick to recover data in circumstances like that. There are other
> data recovery software options, too, like "Universal Boot Disk" which
> includes a whole suite of useful tools. You might need to access the
> laptop's BIOS to alter the Boot Order - to make it boot from the USB
> stick rather than from the internal hard drive (that isn't working
> There are some really superb recovery tools - some designed to restore
> .JPG files, others to recover text files and so on. A little Google
> research for Linux tools should be rewarding!
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My luck was in. It has been fixed entirely without my help.
Furthermore it no longer carries valuable data.
Thank you one and all for your help,
PS. That reminds me, I must do regular backups.
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