Why a Windows error screen is not such a bad thing

Believe it or not if you go to start up your Windows based PC and discover instead of the welcome screen a blue or black Windows error message this is a good sign. While it is true this is not the best reading and all of us would prefer that Windows simply work perfectly indefinitely, the Windows error screen in this case is far preferable to a simple failure to start with no explanation. Those situations usually imply that our computer has a permanently destroyed motherboard.

The Windows error screen in blue or black leads us in the direction of a hard disk drive that has failed merely due to a software problem. We rectify the situation by reinstalling our Windows operating system. Prior to this reinstallation we should attempt to use a data recovery program on our hard drive so as to rescue all of our stored data as well as recover deleted files that may have been related to the logic crash. If necessary it is possible to recover deleted files after formatting occurs by the process of reinstalling our operating system.

Finding your digital pictures after an improper camera download

If you have ever downloaded a series of photographic images from your digital camera only to discover that many of them had gray pegboard like contents, then you know how easy it is for digital photos to be damaged during transfer. So many things can happen so as to interfere with the photo download process. Simply removing the digital camera memory card from the reader slot too soon will obviously interrupt the process of data transfer.

Also when information is transferred at very high speeds, as is often the case when using higher capacity secure digital memory cards part of the information being sent can be lost. This results in as previously stated the gray pegboard effect. To recover digital photos damaged during transfer you will need to use a digital media or image recovery tool that specifically supports your camera type. These software utilities allow you to recover photos from even the largest camera SD cards in just a few minutes with no prior computer technical experience required.

What you can do to recover Office files accidentally not saved

Microsoft Word and all of the other Microsoft Office products have a unique feature known as auto save. This is a part of the application that will automatically save all of your progress on a Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint project at a set time limit of every 10 minutes by default. In fact the time limit can be lowered to 1 minute to automatically save your progress.

Anyone who has ever accidentally deleted through the cut process a large body of work or close a Microsoft Office file without properly saving it can appreciate the value of at least being able to go back to a checkpoint just a few minutes behind their progress. By using a Microsoft Office file recovery tool you can actually do even a little better than this. Programs from companies such as Remo Software allow you to recover deleted Word document and other Office files even if you neglected to properly save them.

Using partition recovery software for a crashed hard drive

One of the lesser known reasons you might need partition recovery software is to rescue files from a crashed hard drive after you have reloaded your Windows operating system. All too often we start up our computer only to be met with a vision of the blue screen of death. This is the slang term used to describe the bright blue Windows error screen.

Despite what you may have heard the only true way to remove the error screen and restore your computer to full operational status is to reload your operating system. You may choose at this time to upgrade to a newer version of Windows and this will not affect deleted partition recovery so long as you are not stepping up from a version of Windows using the older FAT file system to a version using NTFS. Remember if you reload your Windows operating system you must then participate in the process of deleted partition recovery so as to rescue all of your reformatted archives.

Rescuing files from an aging hard drive

When the high speed rotating magnetic platter inside of a large external hard drive or book drive begins to lose its balance very often files are damaged and corrupted. The solution in this case is to immediately attempt to copy from that hard drive all of the data stored. One of the methods to do this is to make an image clone of the drive. However an image clone can usually only be reinstalled into the exact same location it was removed from. Positively best path to take in this circumstance is to recover deleted files from Transcend drive and other external drive units by using powerful third party data recovery software.

These allow anyone to recover data from external hard drive storage even if they have no prior computer technical experience. Such programs only ask that the user answer a few quick questions by means of checking boxes and follow a few simple steps leading to recovery of all the existing and recently deleted files on an external drive.

Why Mac recovery utilities are priced higher than Windows versions

Generally speaking a quality tool for Mac recovery will cost around twice the price of a similar tool for rescue of files on a Windows PC. One of the reasons for this is that Windows recovery requires a program to scan the PC hard drive or any Windows file system based external device searching for Windows operating system based file extensions and/or the inherent structure of those file types. What this means simply is that a Windows file when scanned for in a deleted file sector of a hard drive looks like a Windows file.

Mac files on the other hand are created in two very different manners. Earlier versions of the Mac operating system use what is known as the type/creator system of cataloging files. This was an extremely efficient method of storage as it allowed one to avoid steps using the folder system and more readily access applications. The newer Mac OS X operating system does correspond somewhat with new Windows OS but only so far as to cross reference popular applications.

Memory Stick pro storage capacity and usage

An interesting thing about memory stick digital media is that the original format was only 64 MB in size. That has been like its counterpart SD card expanded upon time and again. Today a memory stick solid state device can easily yield 4 GB of storage and more. This would be in the memory stick pro format. Because data transfer rates using a memory stick are exceptionally good these devices have remained popular with digital photographers.

In 2009 Sandisk announced the upcoming availability of the memory stick XC. This somewhat small digital storage device has a potential capacity of 2 TB. Needless to say the device is not available yet but it does insure the continued use of memory stick design. Therefore the need to recover photos from corrupted memory stick storage will no doubt continue and will likely be handled by quality tools for photo recovery from Remo Software. Remo Software offers a complete assortment of data recovery tools including digital media recovery programs to recover lost data from flash drive devices.

Recovering from a PC logic crash

Crashed hard drive recovery is perhaps the ultimate example of a catch 22 situation in the information technology world. The problem begins when we attempt to start up a desktop or laptop Windows based PC and instead of seeing the Windows logo or welcome screen are met with a blue or black error screen message. The message tells us that important files needed to start up our computer and grant access to other files on the hard drive have been corrupted and are now missing.

After being told the files are missing from the hard drive, we are instructed to replace them. But we cannot replace them unless the computer will load up and give us access to the hard drive. But the hard drive will not boot up because of missing files. Hence you see why we reference this as the famous catch 22 scenario. We can solve this problem by using powerful hard disk data recovery software such as that offered by Remo Software. Remo has a complete suite of data recovery tools available.

Accidental file loss recovery with software

If you have recently noticed files missing from your computer hard disk drive or other digital media storage device connected to your computer the loss of these files may not be due to a mistake on your part. Very often simple transfer of files results in file recognition headers been lost and the file area been marked as deleted. Whether your missing files were accidentally deleted due to human error or whether you simply attempted to start up your computer and were greeted with a Windows blue error screen telling you that essential files were missing for basically no reason at all the solution and a means to recover data remains the same.

Quality programs for deleted files recovery are now available from Remo Software. These programs available for all different computer types and operating systems allow even the most inexperienced computer user to quickly and easily locate and recover lost files.

Studying photo recovery software features for your needs

Before you purchase any photo recovery tool take a good look at the type of files that software supports. Almost any file recovery tool can search through a computer hard drive and locate simple image files such as jpegs. When these file types are accidentally deleted the file information remains intact on your hard drive or other digital media. It is a very simple task to use a file recovery program to scan for and locate these popular file types. But most photo recovery must be attempted on the SD card digital media in which the photo file was originally stored. And chances are that photo file will be in its original RAW file format.

RAW file types are almost always unique to each camera manufacturer. Actually better camera manufacturers such as Canon and Nikon use several different file types. Any program to recover deleted photos from SD card media worth purchasing must list your camera type as being supported.