Recover The Data From Your HP Desktop PC
HP PAVILION A1010:
I have an HP Pavilion A1010 which is having problems installing an update to BIOS. I thought that this was needed, as I know that my BIOS was very slow, and other people have suffered problems after leaving this problem on their computers. I downloaded the update, and the system started the install. The progress bar was going very slowly across the screen, and then suddenly stopped. The computer said that it was unable to install, and the system shut down. I had to restart it. This has happened three times in a row now, and each time the computer crashes. I can’t get into the pre-update BIOS, and I can’t run the start up into the OS, either. This means that I can’t access data on the drives which is very important to me. At the moment, I am worried that the system has failed, and will need to be rebuilt, and I need to extract this data from the files to start with.
HP PAVILION A1010N:
I have an HP Pavilion a1010n. This computer is having some problems when it comes to opening files on the computer. It begins when I try to go into the libraries folders through Windows Explorer. As of last week, I have had to open the libraries by going into My Computer, and then into Device Manager before I open up Libraries. I have also noticed that there is a lot of information on the files which has not been saved correctly. For example, one Excel document that I saved last year has apparently been damaged in some way, so that now only half of the data I had originally put into the drive is now available. I don’t know what this means, but I suspect some kind of corruption which is damaging files. The worst bit appears to be that the corruption is occurring as I click on the files, or open them, so I think that trying to copy the files would damage them further.
Recover The Data From Your HP Desktop PC
HP makes a huge range of desktop PCs that range from the Envy machines through to Pavilion range of desktops. HP desktop computers are known for their reliability, but even the best brands of computer are not perfect and can still be subject to a range of issues that will affect the running of the machine and access to the data stored on there. If you should run into data access problems the first thing you should do is to call one of our experts in order to get some advice. A phone call won’t cost you anything, other than the cost of the call, but in the long run you could potentially save yourself a vast amount of time, money and effort in the processing of recovering your data. Our experts have years of experience in recovering data from HP systems and so can give you an accurate diagnosis over the phone in most cases. More complex cases, or cases where there have been attempts already at data recovery, may not be diagnosable over the phone, in which case you will be provided with further advice on what your options are and an idea of the costs involved.
One of the most common causes of data loss is actually nothing to do with the computer at all, but is in fact down to user error. This is where files and data are accidentally deleted, either by mistake or if they are missed during a back-up of the computer data and are then subsequently deleted from the computer. These errors are some of the easiest to deal with, if the error is caught early. If there has been little additional activity on the computer it is highly likely that the data is there intact and it is just the pointer that has been deleted. If there has been a lot of activity since the file was deleted it may be that there has been other data written over the top and so recovery may be more difficult, if it is even possible at all.
Another user error is not installing a good anti-virus software. This should be carried out on all systems that are going to be connected to the internet or are going to have data imported from other systems as without it the computer will be susceptible to a virus infection, which can have a number of effects including corruption of the hard drive. High levels of corruption due to a virus can lead to data being irrecoverable, but there are also cases where most, if not all, of the data can be recovered, so it is a good idea to contact one of our HP Data Recovery Experts to help you out.
HP PCs can also be physically damaged through an impact to the system, or possibly through water ingress or an electrical surge. In these cases the drive may have suffered physical damage, which can easily lead to file corruption and so expert help is a must in these cases before attempting to boot the computer as permanent damage may occur.