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Laptop Hard Drive Issues We Regularly Deal With:

Laptop hard drives from all the leading Laptop and Notebook manufacturers fail. Most of the hard drives inside laptops today or 2.5″ and 1.8″ SATA, SSD, ZIF drives. In the past the drives would have had standard IDE connections. The large manufactures for Laptop these days are Apple, Sony, Fujitsu, Acer, Asus and Toshiba. There are signs your laptop may be experience software type problems such as blue screen, question mark, won’t let you log on, will not get past the boot up screen etc. Mechanical problems are indicated by clicking, buzzing or beeping noises from laptop indicating a problem with the hard drive. We are London’s best Data Recovery Company. Below is a list of common laptop faults we receive in for recovery:

Laptop Hard Drive Failure Through Physical Damage or Electrical Interference:

Mechanical failures is usually indicated on a Laptop by clicking, buzzing or beeping noises. Buzzing or beeping noises is normally an indication that there is a problem with the motor inside the hard drive casing. The motor spins the disk platters. If the platters are not spinning correctly then the data cannot be read from them and thus you will get buzzing or beeping noises. The other common mechanical damage is clicking noises coming from a laptop. This indicates there is a problem with the read/write heads that read the sectors on the disk platters. Our laptop engineers have 14 years experience in recovering data from mechanically damaged Laptops.

Laptop Hard Drive Electronic & PCB Problems:

Electronic failure on a laptop is normally the result of a Laptop either having the wrong power supply connected to the Laptop or that it has received a power spike from the power socket that it was plugged into. If your Laptop power supply gets broken our advice is to replace it with an exact match from the manufacturer. When a hard drive has an electronic failure it normally means the PCB on the back on the hard drive has blown some chips on the board. We have over 15,000 Electronic PCB’s in stock exclusive for our clients.

Laptop Hard Drive Firmware Upgrades and Installations:

Laptop firmware is software that resides on the hard drive disk platters or electronic board (PCB). When firmware code gets corrupted on your hard drive the Laptop will not work correctly. We have built up a large HDD firmware database to fix this type of problem. If you have a firmware problem contact London’s No1 Data Recovery Company.

Laptop Hard Drive Problems Caused by Badly Installed Operating Systems:

When a Laptop runs slowly and starts to freeze this is the most common Laptop fault. When this happens it normally means the hard drive is degrading. In most cases it means there are a lot of bad sectors on the hard drive and as a result of this the Laptop cannot read the contents on the hard drive’s disk platters and thus freezes the system. We have 14 years experience of recovering data from this type of problem. We have the best hardware imaging equipment to image the bad sectors from the damaged hard drives.

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I need some help with a server which is connected to a Windows desktop computer. The server uses two hard drives in a raid array, and both appear to have failed at the same time. The computer had not been used for a long time, and I only started using it again while my laptop was being fixed. The first time that the computer was used, it crashed, and while rebooting the computer sent me a message saying that the files in the server had crashed. I went into BIOS, but the hard drives on the array were not available. I can hear nothing coming from the server when looking for the drives. The majority of my data is stored in this array, and I need to be able to extract the folders and files without corruption or damage.


I have an IBM server with an 8-disk Raid array. These disks were originally configured into a particular order, and they worked fine. I saved several hundred GB of data to these drives, but I now have an error message saying that one of the disks had failed. I ran a rebuild, and it seems as though the order of the drives was swapped around in the array. I have tried to find the original stripe and order of the Raid, but the information is not available. Instead, the server just reports that there is corrupt data on the drives. I have managed to extract a line of data, but there was nothing further from that file, and I can’t get any more out of the drives. I think that the Raid has accidentally rebuilt over the drives which were working, using the failed drive as the master. This means that most of my data will have been rewritten?

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I had an accident with my laptop which involved it being knocked onto the floor in an accident. I immediately took out the hard drive, and tried to run a CHKDSK on it. This seemed to pass with no problems, and the hard drive was marked as ‘repaired’, and I could see all of the data available. However, a couple of days after the accident, the OS would suddenly not start up. I had to run the Windows recovery or repair program, and this has really done some damage to my hard drive. I think that it possibly overheated, and since then it has been reporting bad sectors all the time. I tried to do an emergency recovery, and repair it piece by piece, but it is estimating that the repair time will be around 2 years.


I have an older laptop, possibly a Samsung laptop but I am not sure of the model. What happened was that, during a shut down, the system suddenly put up a blue screen, and then rebooted. Since that time, the BIOS has been unable to locate the hard drive. It then published a SMART warning to the screen, but it disappeared before I could make a note of it. I removed the battery and unplugged the laptop, trying a hard reset on it. However, this did not work, and the hard drive is now inaccessible. I have been using it, but it is actually someone else’s laptop, with a lot of important data on it, including photos which can not be found anywhere else.


I have a virtually new laptop which I have only used for a short period of time. I installed some programs on the computer, including Yahoo Messenger, which I use to record conversations with clients. This all seemed to go well, and I had a few chats with my clients and the information was saved to Yahoo Messenger as usual. The next time I booted up, however, the computer put up a large blue screen reporting a ‘crash dump’, just after I had reached the desktop page. It told me that Windows had been forced to shut down in order to protect itself, and there were also several error messages. There was also a message saying Disk Error, and when I went back into the desktop, everything had been restored to the original programs and desktop arrangement, so that the programs I had installed, such as Messenger, were gone. This is a big problem for me, as I need the conversations that were recorded in the Messenger program, and which are only stored on the laptop where the conversations took place.


I have a Sony Vaio VPCS35FL, which I have used for several years. I tend to work on it, writing business documents and so on. Yesterday, as I was writing a document, the computer suddenly shut down. When I rebooted, I found that I could only get as far as the Windows Image, and then nothing else happens. I can see a large cursor in the middle of the screen, and I can move it about as with the usual mouse pointer. I have tried to go into the Windows desktop through a variety of routes, including Safe mode and Start Windows Normally, but I am not able to get into the Start menu and view the data that is on there. I need some of that data in order to complete a business presentation, and so it is vital that I should be able to recover the files and folders in my Documents screen.

Don’t Lose The Love For Your Laptop, Use Laptop Recovery Services

Laptops are fantastic inventions but because they are so very useful they get transported around a great deal and may be treated a little less gently than perhaps they should be. They also tend to be used as workhorses, expected to boot up and shut down at any moment depending on whether there is a spare five minutes on the train to just catch up on a few emails or to tweak a presentation. Therefore when your laptop hard drive either stops working or becomes inaccessible your first response may be to panic.

There is no need to panic though because there is help at hand from ourselves, we have professional data recovery engineers who will be able to recover all of your data in 99% of cases. Clearly some data recovery tasks are more complex than others. If you have accidentally deleted some key files or have formatted a partition or hard drive before you backed up your files it is a relatively simple job for professional data recovery engineers to restore your files. In cases where there has been corruption of files caused, perhaps through the effects of a virus, the recovery will be more complex and is likely to take a little longer.

Highly complex faults, such as complete mechanical failure of the hard drive, or the exposure of the system to a large electrical spike, are some of the hardest types of data recovery to carry out. However if it can be done then our data recovery engineers will do it.

There are many different makes and models of laptop and in our 14 years of carrying out data recovery we have worked on all of the leading laptop brands such as Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Apple etc and successfully recovered data from them. We work just as happily on Windows laptops as we do on Mac laptops and can also easily deal with Linux, Unix and Novell laptops. There are also a multitude of file systems that can be used on laptops that range from the well-known Windows NTFS and FAT systems, to Apple’s HFS systems through to the more specialised Ext systems with a long list of other file systems that we have worked on in between.

For us to have the best chances of recovering 100% of your data it is best to give one of our Laptop expert data recovery engineers a call as soon as you notice a problem with your laptop. The more that you attempt to fix it yourself, the more likely it is that this will cause further damage to the drive or the files contained within it.

So if you have a laptop that requires data recovery to be carried out, give one of our data recovery specialists a call. In most cases they can give you a diagnosis over the phone, unless the fault is particularly complex or unusual, along with a quote of both how much it will cost and the time that it will take. We offer highly competitive rates and a quality of service that will provide you with your data swiftly and securely.

Client Testimonials

“ I had lost 4 years uni work on a 500gb WD Passport drive, I panicked a bit as I really needed the data but Advanced Data Recovery recovered all data. Expensive lesson not to have a backup in place but a quality service. ”

Barry Brown, Chelsea London

“ There was 6 months Pictures and Video on my damaged iMac computer. I took it to Apple to get serviced and data recovered but Apple store could not do anything and recommended Advanced Data Recovery. Data recovered within 48 hours and backed up onto data DVD. Thanks for recovering my data. ”

Shelia Houston, Camden London

“ My HP Pavilion business laptop would not boot up. Took it to a local PC shop and they removed hard drive and tried to read it from a HDD Caddy. They could not read it and recommended Advanced Recovery. I dropped it into Covent Garden branch and booked it on a critical recovery service. Disk was diagnosed within 3 hours and data recovered within 24 hours. An expensive service but a full recovery. My vat returns will be made on time for a change! ”

Peter Presley, Islington London

“ We run a graphics production studio in Westminster. Our Synology multi disk raid NAS system became inaccessible on Monday morning. We called Synology support who advised on a system upgrade but made no difference. After several recovery attempts we decided to contact a Data Recovery Company. Advanced diagnosed the fault over the phone. They arranged to collect the system from us. They recovered all of our 10tb of data within 3 days. All data backed up and returned to us. Will use them again but hopefully won't have to! ”

T Ayers, Westminister London

“ Advanced Recovery have a very courteous and efficient team. My Seagate external drive had dropped from a table and would not longer work. Thank you for getting all my data back. It is a pricey operation but the data recovery expertise I suppose comes at a cost. ”

Peter O Brien, Croydon London

“ Our legal department Raid 5 Dell Server went down last weekend. We had a Dell engineer on Monday come out to service Dell Server. He upgrade motherboard and replaced one hard drive. He completed a rebuild on server but could not get server to boot up. We phoned Advanced Data Recovery, they diagnosed that the rebuild only rebuilt 14% and due to that the system would not boot. They advised they could recover all data from server with 3 days including vital Sage Accounts Data that we could not do without. 3 days later we are up and running, thanks for saving our bacon guys! ”

Mark Adams, Enfield London

“ 5 star data recovery service. Thank you for recovering data from my Sandisk 16gb camera memory card. We used two memory cards for a wedding shoot. One of the cards contained just over 400 pictures and would not read on our studio computers are on the camera that took the pictures. Contacted Sandisk support who advised card had a physical failure and would replace card. We needed pictures from card ASAP. Advanced recovered all pictures from card by reading the chips inside card casing. 1st class service. ”

Andy Meyers, Ealing London