August 26th, 2011 by Roopam | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Data Recovery

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Computer Data Recovery – How to Recover Computer Data Files, DC (District of Columbia) Data Recovery Washington, DC

Who buys a computer thinking to ever have to live without it? But situations come, accidents occur and next we know that all our valuable data is gone or has been deleted-off Computer’s hard disk. At least we can’t see it or locate it anymore on our Computer systems! That is one unfortunate time when we instantly know that a few or all of our data files have either been corrupt or been deleted from the storage media.

Geek ABC provides Computer Repair services such as Data Files Recovery, data backup, data transfer, data recovery, wireless networking, wired networking, virus removal, spyware and malware removal, setting-up new computer and other forms of Computer Repair services to Washington DC, Northern Virginia and across Maryland Metropolitan Area.

What is Data Files Recovery?

The process of salvaging inaccessible or unusable data from a corrupt digital media is commonly called Data Recovery. Data Recovery is of immense use in the situations where the storage devices have suffered some kind of physical damage. The damage might have been caused due to some accidental damage to the media, flood or fire damage or some unplanned formatting.

Data Files Recovery forms a part of Computer Repair and is reasonably a complex issue. Data Recovery process includes a few techniques to retrieve important data. A lot of times damage can be repaired by replacing parts in the hard disks. In case of logical damage, Computer Repair Technicians use specialized disk-imaging procedure to recover every readable bit from the surface. On having found and saved the image on a new medium, the image is then safely investigated for logical damage. This process allows for a greater percentage of original file system to be reproduced.

What are the circumstances causing Corruption of Data files?

  • Data stored on internal or external drives, USB flash, DVDs/CDs, or hard disks may have encountered some physical or logical damage to the file system. This damage may go unnoticed from your observation until no longer it can be found or located or if located cannot be any further used or read.
  • There is also a possibility that data files had been erased out of the storage device. Normally, it is not that erased or deleted files are removed immediately. It is their references in the directory structure which are removed first.
  • Another important situation can be of Operating System failure which typically occurs on a single-disk, single partition operating system. This case involves all desired files be copied to another disk. This is a simple process and can be accomplished with the help of a CD which offer an opportunity to store or backup data content from that of a system disk onto themselves.

 How to recover Data Files at home?

It is a good habit to backup and restore data periodically to avoid any major inconvenience or loss of valuable data. This way you can always have a backup of data files, software programs and your customized system settings. It is reasonably very simple to back up your data by burning copies of desired files onto CD-ROM/DVD-ROM disks. You can choose to manually copy the individual files and folders from each computer to these optical disks. However, this kind of manual data transferring can lead to a few uncopied files those were hiding somewhere in your computer folders or documents and may cause loss of data ultimately. If you do not want to take a chance with all your valuable data, you may consider inquiring about computer repair technicians, computer service and repair companies or computer repair geeks.

Alternatively, it is most likely possible to unerase the data by yourself with the help of Undelete software. However, we advise you to seek professional help by a Data Recovery Specialist or a Computer Repair Technician if you are experiencing issues with the hard disk.

Self-diagnosis or at-home-Computer Repair can be both easy and tricky, depending on the nature of Computer problem or degree of damage involved. Companies like Geek ABC provide a reliable and inexpensive Data Files Recovery, Washington DC and have technicians who are efficient enough to salvage your data from most kind of damages.

 Who can you rely on and how can we help you?

We are Geek ABC, a locally owned computer and network service and repair company that provides mobile, onsite computer service and repair for businesses and residents throughout Northern Virginia (VA), Baltimore Maryland (MD) metropolitan area, and Washington DC metro area. Geek ABC Washington DC Computer Repair company provides onsite computer repair, laptop and PC diagnostic service and repair, data recovery and other technical services. If you have any questions our services we can be reached via our website, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  You can also check out our blog at for additional information.

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December 20th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Data Recovery

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Washington DC Data Recovery – Windows Computer Data Recovery, Washington DC

Just this weekend I was working on something for school and I wasn’t paying attention to how often I was saving my work.  Unfortunately at some point I lost power and then my computer crashed.  When I rebooted I realized that I had lost the work that I had done thus far.  Thankfully for me, I have found an incredible software by Piriform called “Recuva“.  “Recuva” is a free software download that will help you recover files that have been deleted from your Windows computer (PC), recycle bin, memory card, and MP3 player.  This is something that can be extremely helpful if you, like I have in the past, deleted an important file by accident or suffered data loss when my computer has crashed.

Some of the features that “Recuva” offers are recovering lost files on your computer, such as photos, documents, music files and even emails.  One thing I love about this is that you can even recover files directly from your iPod’s drive, even if you can access the files directly.  You don’t have to worry about losing the music from your iTunes library or iPod any more.  Another nice feature is that if you have damaged or formatted your hard drive and you forgot to back it up, “Recuva” can help you get those files back.  Where Windows can’t find files on a formatted or damaged drive, “Recuva” can!  They may not all be recoverable but it’s better than nothing.

Where “Recuva” helped me specifically is with it’s ability to restore unsaved Word documents.  This software can rebuild documents from their temporary files and believe me, if you have ever experienced this, it’s worth it!

One thing that you have to think about with the ability to recover data and files is that if you can do it, so can a hacker.  One other feature that “Recuva” offers is the ability to safely and securely delete files that you want to get rid of forever.  The software has the ability to overwrite the portion of the hard drive where the ghost file of the original file exists so that it can never be recovered.

Piriform offers great products and free downloads for cleaning up our computers and for more information or to download their products please visit their website.

Here at Geek ABC we love the Piriform products, especially Ccleaner.  Geek ABC is a locally owned and operated computer and network service and repair company in the local Washington DC Metro Area.  If you have any questions please feel free to visit our website at, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.  We provide same day, mobile, in-home network support and repair services for residential and business customers. Below is a link to the Recuva software:

Recuva - Image and File Recovery

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