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July 26, 2011

Data Loss, Disaster and Pain

Filed under: Other Discussion — neerajbhatia @ 19:04

Today, after 2 days of incident, Dell Support confirmed that my hard drive is failed. I was keeping hope that it would be due to mother-board, memory stick etc, but happening in a Murphy’s law way, the problem zeroed down to hard disk. The part of a computer system where actual data resides.

And in my case, it was not only data but the data which meant to me a lot.  To name some things – I was actively working on a book, so lost one-month worth of my chapters,  in parallel working on 3 technical papers and research work, which all lost, 2 month’s efforts and research lost. All my web-accounts and financial data/ acc-info is lost.

I am socked, angry, frustrated and hopeless all at the same time. Don’t know how much time it will take to recover from this painful situation.

Lessons learnt.  That’s the only positive thing I can say now.


1 Comment »

  1. Get a second opinion before giving up, if the data is important.

    “Don’t know how much time it will take to recover from this painful situation.”

    I hear that allot. Individuals, rather than companies, will often get a “false diagnosis” from Dell, GeekSquad, Etc. These types of companies are in the business of SALES. Not saving your data, in your best interest.

    I’ve seen this allot, and more often than not when the client request to the drive back, I find there is

    A. Nothing wrong with the hard drive.
    B. It’s a logical error – recoverable for around $400-800
    C. Windows was corrupted or unbootable, but the data is still intact and easily accessible.

    Dell will always prefer to cover up their faults, and sell/replace/swap to get it out of the way.

    Food for thought.

    Comment by TampaDataRecovery — July 26, 2011 @ 19:44 | Reply

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