Data recovery can be divided into two very different processes. Those are data recovery in the case of a physical problem with a hard drive or other storage device and data recovery when a system has suffered a logic crash The common thread between the processes is that you must recover your precious files and programs before you can reload your operating system or replace your faulty frozen hard drive. In the case of a physical drive breakdown you should plan on sending your drive off to a qualified data recovery service lab. In situations relative to a logic crash you can probably save yourself some money by affecting the repair yourself. Yes, it may seem like a daunting project but with the proper data recovery software recovering your missing files will be fairly easy.
By proper data recovery software what we are referring to is the exact data recovery tool for the job at hand. While many companies offer a “one size fits all” approach to data recovery tools there is in fact no one data recovery tool that will retrieve lost files in every circumstance. With that said let us determine where your problem may lay and what kind of data recovery program you may need.