LEVEL 1 HDD DATA RECOVERYMr.Anderson2020-01-10T19:32:48-05:00
What would classify my case as a level one data recovery?
A level one data recovery can be performed from most local computer shops using paid software suites. This type of recovery is the least complex in data recovery and only is performed on good, healthy drives with logical problems. A quick test should be performed on the drive before attempting to run any software on the drive. Most hard drive manufacturers have free downloadable software from their sites to check the drive health. If your drive has bad sectors or damaged heads then software could be devastating to the recovery process.
Accidental format or deletion. Cases like this are usually recoverable depending on what type of format was done or if the sectors have been overwritten after the deletion or format.
A virus infected PC can cause the system to no longer boot and crash or lock up the system. Ransomware is another issue that can encrypt the data requesting payment for the decryption key.
Operating system corruption can be caused from buggy software installations or even failed windows updates.
We use professional hardware and software for logical recoveries.
PC3000 data extractor is a professional hardware/software combination which we use on many logical cases along with WinHex and other professional tools for file carving and parsing RAW data.