PC Recovery

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PC Recovery

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The 1st Data Recovery Company in UK to offer No Fix No Fee service, as we have the highest recovery rates in UK.

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We recover data for anyone in the London area, from Home Users to businesses such as Banks, Solicitors, Graphic Designers, Video Production Companies etc.

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PC Hard Disk Drive Problem Diagnosis:

PC hard drives from all the leading PC manufacturers fail. Most of the hard drives inside PC today or 3.5″ and 1.8″ SATA, SSD drives. In the past the drives would have had standard IDE connections. The large manufactures for PC these days are Compaq, Dell, HP, Gateway, Lenovo, Packard Bell. There are signs your PC may be experience software type problems such as blue screen, 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 PC indicating a problem with the hard drive. We are London’s best PC Data Recovery Company. Below is a list of common PC faults we receive in for recovery:

PC Hard Drive Failure – Diagnosing the Problem:

Mechanical failures is usually indicated on a PC 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 PC. This indicates there is a problem with the read/write heads that read the sectors on the disk platters. Our PC engineers have 14 years experience in recovering data from mechanically damaged PC’s.

PC Hard Drive Circuitry Malfunction & Failure:

Electronic failure on a PC is normally the result of a PC either having the wrong power supply connected to the PC or that it has received a power spike from the power socket that it was plugged into. 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.

PC Hard Drive Firmware Degradation & Installation:

PC 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 PC 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.

PC Hard Disk Drive Issues Directly Relating to your Operating System:

When a PC runs slowly and starts to freeze this is the most common PC 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 PC 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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Leave PC Recovery to the Experts


I need some help with a Windows 2000 desktop computer. There have been minor problems for some time, including the tendency of the system to restart itself without warning. It has previously told me that it can’t find the OS, only to locate it when I have booted up again. I bought a new hard drive, and installed all of the data from my old drive onto this one. The old hard drive has been mislaid. However, the computer is now insisting that it can’t find the operating system, and won’t locate it again even after several reboots. This means that the data which was passed onto the new drive is not accessible to me. I wanted to find the old drive, but I really haven’t been able to, and so I need to get the data extracted from inside the computer, if possible.


I have an old computer using a Windows 2000 Pro OS, which is being very difficult. It has been running slow for a time, and I was considering taking off the hard drive and just recovering the data already, when the computer stopped working. It is now only delivering a single screen, which says ‘Windows\system32\ntoskml.exe’, and a report that the file named is corrupted. I tried to force a restart, but it won’t go any further into the Windows OS than this screen. I have copies of the Windows 2000 CD, and so tried a recovery, but the computer asked instead for a repair disk and not the one that I had to hand. I think the next solution would be to reinstall Windows ME over the top, but I want to get the data out of the hard drive before I format it. Some of this data is relevant to my work, and I don’t want to lose it if I can help it.

Leave PC Recovery to the Experts

There is nothing worse than suddenly finding that you no longer have access to the data that you have stored on your PC. There are lots of reasons why this may happen, with some being significantly easier to rectify than others.

It doesn’t take much to accidentally delete data or files that you actually need to keep. A mistake during a back-up of your data, in which you think you’ve backed something up but instead you delete it before you’ve actually done it, may lead you to feel that it has gone forever because you can’t find it on the system. You might wish to utilise recovery software yourself in order to attempt to retrieve your data, which could yield success, however you would be better advised to give one of our PC recovery specialists a call first in order to get a diagnosis and advice on your best course of action.

A phone call to one of our data recovery specialists won’t cost you anything, but trying to recover data using the wrong technique or software that isn’t quite right for your task could lead to you losing the data altogether.

Of course accidental deletion of files or formatting of a disk are not the only ways in which it is possible to lose access to data. Other occurrences that may lead to you not being able to get to your data on your PC could involve either a software or hardware crash that causes damage, perhaps to the operating system or to the physical hard drive, that then means that it may not be possible to access important data that may be on the disk. If there is software damage, it may be possible to recovery the system by repairing the software, but this is best carried out after consultation with a specialist.

If the reason that your data becomes inaccessible is because there has been some sort of physical damage to the PC then it is likely that you will require a professional service to recover your PC for you. This physical damage may come from an impact, such a dropping the PC or something hitting the PC, a large electrical surge, or perhaps exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

If you are not sure what to do at any stage then call our professional PC recovery service. Our specialists do not charge for advice and are usually able to give a diagnosis over the phone along with an idea of how much it would cost and how much time it would take for us to carry out the recovery.

If you choose to use our service then you will be entrusting your data recovery to people who have over 14 years of experience in the business and who have a 99% success rate. We can recover data from any brand of PC and we also have experience of many different types of file system so we will be able to use specialist software and tools in order to optimise the data recovery process.

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