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Retrieve Data From A Lenovo Desktop PC


I have a ThinkCentre A55 which is constantly losing data and failing to boot. I have had to change the motherboard in the system at least twice because of this, and I am now losing data all over the place. There has been a short period before the motherboard failed when programs would run slowly, and the files would not be available when I wanted to open them. The slowness of the machine means that I can’t copy files onto a USB port, and I also can’t save them as attachments to my documents. I need to be able to recover the data which is on the drive, as a lot of it relates to my work and is needed by my company. I don’t want to lose any more data, and really I would like to recover the files that have been lost.


I am having a problem with a Lenovo IdeaCentre Q700 which is not turning on. I can press the power button, which will light up, but then nothing else will happen. I can hear the cooling fan at the back of the system which is working very quickly, but there is no image on the screen. I can’t hear the hard drive, and there is no light where it shines when the drive is being read. I think this means that the hard drive has gone down, or possibly something has happened to the motherboard. I can hear the system still struggling along if I leave the power on. The fan will turn for hours, but there is no system on the display. I have a lot of data on the drive which I would like to be able to recover, including software and drivers, and also document files, music and video. All of these things are important to me, but I failed to back up as I should have.

Retrieve Data From A Lenovo Desktop PC

Lenovo are a well known company and they make a range of high capacity desktop PCs. Many models have hard drives ranging from 500GB up to 4TB. Having storage of these capacities can lead to complacence when it comes to ensuring that all of that data is backed up. While the Lenovo computers, such as the ThinkCentre and ThinkStation ranges, are highly reliable, no computer is totally resistant to errors and damage, particularly as many of these errors are introduced through actions of the user. As some actions can have unpredictable effects on a computer system if you do experience problems the first thing you should do is to get in touch with one of our experts in order to discuss what may have happened to your computer. Phone advice is free so you have nothing to lose by making the call, and potentially everything to save, including effort, time and money. Our experts have years of experience and will be able to provide you with a diagnosis and also a best course of action.

There are many things that can go wrong with a computer that will limit your ability to access your data. One of the most common is the accidental deletion of files. This can be for a number of reasons, but it is likely to be down to user error in some way. These types of accessibility issues should be one of the easiest to rectify as there shouldn’t be any damage or corruption of the files you want to recover. This remains true while nothing has been written over the top, but if you leave the recovery too long you may find that the data has been at least partly overwritten, making recovery much harder.

If you install and uninstall a lot of programs that make changes to the computer registry, it can be possible for errors to be introduced and for registry files to end up damaged. This can affect the operation of your computer and one of the effects of a corrupted registry can be restricted, or complete loss, of access to your files. The same sort of access limitation can also be seen if the operating system becomes corrupted.

There are many other problems that can occur due to physical effects on the computer. These can include impacts caused by dropping the computer or the hard drive, ingress of liquids after spillage and also electrical surges. Each one has the potential to introduce damage into the system, whether that is to elements on the motherboard, or damage to the hard disk itself. It will often manifest by the computer refusing to boot and it can be difficult to assess what the actual problem is. In many cases the computer will provide you with a beep code that may help you to identify the problem, but you should also consult with an expert as it is very easy to cause further damage to a computer after these types of damage occur.