Storage Media – Logical Damage
Far more typical than physical damage is logical damage to a file system. Logical damage is mainly caused by power outages that prohibit file system structures from being thoroughtly written to the storage medium, but issues with hardware (especially RAID controllers) and system crashes, as well as drivers, can have the same outcome. The consequence is that the file system is left in an illogical state. This can cause a mixture of problems, such as strange behavior (e.g., drives reporting negative amounts of free space, infinitely recursing directories), system crashes, or an substantive loss of data.
Assorted programs exist to correct these inconsistencies, and most operating systems come with at least a simple repair tool for their native file systems. Mac OS X for instance, has Disk Utility, Microsoft Windows provides chkdsk and Linux, comes with the fsck utility. Third-party utilities are also applicable, and some can even produce fare results. While most logical damage can be either repaired or worked around using disk repair utilities, data recovery software can never guarantee that no data loss will transpire… so with that said, its always best to leave to up to the certified professionals.
VITAL: Don’t Try Software Repairs on Your Own!
You might be bent on to try using all kinds of software and repair utilities yourself. Launching these types of software repairs to the smart phone, hard drive or removable digital media seldom works and, more often than not, they’ll make your data even more tough to recover. To the point likely causing irreversible damage as to where we can’t even recover your data. At Protech Data Recovery your data is what matters most. So PLEASE, call us first!