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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 6

10.10.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

data recovery from a damaged laptop computerNumber 6 in Disklabs countdown of odd request for data recovery from computer disks.

“I reversed the car over my laptop”

It could have been any of us.  One customer placed his laptop bag on the roof of his car as he prepared to drive into the office.  He suddenly remembered leaving his wallet in the house and went back inside. Wallet retrieved he jumped straight back into the car and started to drive off.  At this point he remembered the laptop and reversed back up the driveway; only to run over the bag and machine, which of course had already fallen off the roof.

Despite having a tonne or more of BMW on it we were able to recover the disk drive and restore the data.  The screen was a bit too “scratched” for further use.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form if you need help recovering data from a computer, tablet or phone.

 

Disklabs – One of the UK’s leading Forensic Data Recovery specialists

Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 7

10.09.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

Number 7 in Disklabs countdown of odd request for data recovery from computer disks.

“A bit of oil got spilled on it”

In this case the description “a bit of oil” was somewhat wide of the mark.  The customer’s laptop was was being used on an oil rig.  “A bit of oil” turned out to be 120 barrels of finest North Sea crude.

Although it was a messy job the oil was less contaminative than some other fluids that we have dealt and we were able to recover all of the data on the machine.

So if you too have “spilled a bit of something” on a laptop, tablet or phone we’ll be able to help.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.

 

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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 8

27.08.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

server raid array damgedNumber 8 in Disklabs countdown of odd requests for data recovery from computer disks.

“Sacked staff stuffed server”

After having his employment terminated a disgruntled member of a client’s IT department decided to reformat the email server…with a size 9 boot.  A prolonged bout of this treatment brought the life of the server to a premature end, damaged the hard drives and corrupted much of the data.

Staff-related malicious data damage and removal is, sadly, a big part of our work.  Fortunately in the majority of cases we can recover confidential email and system data for you.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.

 

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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 9

14.07.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

recover data from damaged diskNumber 9 in Disklabs countdown of odd request for data recovery from computer disks.

“I dropped it from a second-floor building…on purpose.”

A client decided to test exactly how rugged his ruggedised laptop was by dropping it out of the window. Unfortunately he didn’t know that the specialised hard drive in the machine had been swapped for an ordinary hard drive.

Although the insides of the drive had been damaged by the fall Disklabs was able to recover the data intact.

If you need to recover data from a damaged disk drive we won’t tell anyone how it got that way!

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.

 

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Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 10

15.06.15

Data Recovery Hit Parade

recover information from damaged disk drivesNumber 10 in Disklabs countdown of odd requests for data recovery from computer disks.

‘My wife threw my laptop down a well’

As you can imagine this was not an accidental computer disposal.

A married couple had something of a marital dispute, which involved allegations that the husband was “playing away from home”, so to speak.

His excuses and explanations were not deemed sufficiently plausible by the man’s wife and revenge was wreaked by the flinging of his laptop into a 60 foot well.

Despite the drop and the dunking our data recovery team were able to rescue the hard disk drive and return whatever gems of content it contained to the owner.

Discover more about our hard-disk data recovery capability on the website or get in contact with us today.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.

 

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