Data Recovery

The Problem

When your computer crashes, makes unusual sounds, or won’t boot up, often the problem is caused by a hard drive that has crashed, or is in the process of failing. This can leave you without access to your documents, pictures, music or other important data.

You may be working on taxes, trying to finish that important report or wanting to listen to your music. Even our pictures are now stored on our hard drive, and may be unavailable. These can be serious problems – this data is often irreplaceable, and you need it back, now!

We also recover files from Compact Disc, DVDs, flash drives (also known as Jump Drives or Thumb Drives), camera cards, and floppy disks.

The Solution

We provide professional data recovery services. We recover what you can’t replace. We carefully rescue your documents, pictures, music, accounting data such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc. We’ll deliver them back to you, and put them back on your computer so you’re ready to use them again.

We provide fast turnaround, and depending on the state of your hard drive, can sometimes deliver your data back to you one or two days. Some drives, however, present a bigger challenge, and can take as long as a week to recover.

How We Work

First, we need to get your hard drive. You can bring it to us, or we can pick it up at your location – there is no extra charge.

Next, we connect your hard drive to our data recovery machine. We’re careful not to write anything to your drive, so that we don’t erase any of the data on it.

Then we make a complete copy of your drive onto another hard drive. This step is often the most crucial, and is done so as to make the least impact possible. Often the surface has been damaged or the controller is failing. This is sometimes indicated by a clicking sound coming from the drive when it is turned on. This can make it much more difficult to recover the files, but it’s not always impossible.

After making a copy of your drive, we then set about to repair the “file system” that has been copied to the new drive. Often this file system has been damaged, preventing Windows from booting up, or preventing access to other important files. We rebuild the directories and files by using backup file tables and other system components, so that we can move to the next step.

We then can browse through the files, selecting the files that are needed and saving them to yet another hard drive. After this step, the files can be burned to a CD or DVD, or even copied directly to your computer. We provide this service as a part of the entire data recovery package.

Our Guarantee

Iowa PC Services can recover your data, or you don’t pay!

Let us help you!

If you find yourself in need of our services, give us a call at 515-299-4555. We understand what it means when you can’t access your important data. That’s why we rescue what you can’t replace!