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Laptop Hard Drives:

Due to the fragility of laptop computer hard drives, they are often more susceptible to hardware failure. From physical damage such as a laptop being dropped, crushed, fire damaged downed to file structure damage causing them to just stop working. Our qualified technicians have the expertise to recover your laptop hard drive data from all types of laptop Drives

Critical Data Recovery Services is well known for its successful recoveries of data from Laptop Hard drives of all types and manufacturer. If you lose data on a portable, call us today at 1-866-288-8878 for your free evaluation, you will be helped out for the complete data recovery process by our excellent representatives


Typical Laptop Hard Drive Problems:

  • ¬†Power surge causing drive not to spin
  • Motor jammed (very common with Toshiba and Seagate drives)
  • Clicking and scratching sound
  • Drive spin on power, but not detectable in bios and or windows OS
  • Logical corruption to the file system structure
  • Media errors ( platter damage)
  • Firmware modules corrupted in drive service area
  • Unable to access drives and partitions
  • Accidental reformatting of partitions
  • Accidental deletion of data
  • Data corrupted by Virus

Drives Having above problem are more than 90% chance to be recovered.


Laptop Data Recovery Process:

After receiving the laptop hard drive drive to our lab we will perform a free Initial evaluation to determines whether the storage device is accessible to our lab equipments. If so, the first priority is to create a raw image of the data on our Lab media. Then one of CDR laptop data recovery Technician will perform a detailed logical structural analysis to determine the nature of the data loss situation. If the drive storage device is not accessible then we will test the components (PCB , Head Disk Assembly, Media) and to determine the full extent of physical damage to Hard Drive

To recover data from crashed laptop hard drives, involves replacing failed or damaged parts in a clean room using our propriety specialized hardware and software. Typically the most common damaged parts are read/write heads, disk assemblies, and motors.

Logical structure recovery needs to examine the file system structure at sector level to determine which critical part ( partition table, Boot record, Fat tables, MFT Tables, Supper Blocks, Nodes and trees ) of the structure is missing, overwritten, virus damaged or corrupted. Once the problem is found, then it will be fixed or patched manually, to extract data. The Lab technician will create a file list of recovered data and email to the client for his review.


Laptop Drives:

IBM Travel star:

ICN010ATD, IC25N020ATD, IC25N030ATD, IC25N040ATD, IC25N020ATCS04, IC25N030ATCS04, IC25N040ATCS04, THEN SOME NEWER MODEL ALSO SHOWING THIS PROBLEM THEY ARE ( HTS726060M9AT00, HTS548040M9AT00, HTS548060M9AT00, HTS548080M9AT00 AND MANY OTHER IBM TRAVEL STAR ALSO HAVE THESE PROBLEM.

On of the other main problem is the firmware. Firmware is a bunch of codes called modules written on the drive’s platter and also on the PCB. when drive powers up it match firmware on the platter and on the PCB, if matches, it get ready, if modules are bad then drive will spin up may or may not recognize in the BIOS, but will no read. almost 40% of all laptop hard drive failure is because of firmware corruption on most of the desktop and laptop drives. These failure need special tools and application to rewrite the firmware. Critical data recovery engineer have developed these tools to specially fix these problems. We have successfully fixed several hard drives using our tools.