Gillware Data Recovery Blog

Every week Gillware solves hundreds of complex data recovery cases. We try to pick the most interesting cases to write about in our data recovery blog. Our lead blogger Will worked in our data recovery lab for over a year before joining our marketing team to assist with the data recovery blog. Gillware has performed data recovery services on just about every piece of storage equipment imaginable, even electronic holiday ornaments.

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June 19, 2018
HP hardware diagnostic "short DST failed" error message

Short DST Failed! Disk Self Testing: The Long and Short of It

What happens when I have a short DST failure? What does it mean when my computer says that a hard drive short DST check failed? Is […]
June 19, 2018

Hard Disk 3F0 Error Data Recovery Case Study

In this data recovery case, the client’s PC failed to boot up. The computer told the client upon powering up their computer that the boot device could not […]
June 19, 2018
Seagate Drive Repair: Hard Drive Beeping

Seagate Drive Repair Case Study: Hard Drive Beeping

Upgrading your computer always comes with some degree of risk. Hardware or software incompatibility issues can turn even a routine upgrade into a massive headache. When […]
June 19, 2018
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Tablet Data Recovery Case Study: Surface Pro 4 Boot Loop

Our client in this tablet data recovery case had a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet stuck in an endless boot cycle. We’ve encountered boot loops in […]
June 19, 2018
Dell Error Code 0142 Data Recovery

Dell Error Code 0142 Data Recovery Case Study: Fixing a Dell ePSA Error

In this Dell error code 0142 data recovery case, the client found that they could not start up their Dell PC. Using Dell’s PSA hardware diagnostic […]
April 13, 2018
Cyberattacks and Data Breaches Banner Under Armor Equifax MyFitnessPal Boeing Uber

Why Do Cyberattacks and Data Breaches Happen, Anyway?

Equifax, Uber, Yahoo, Boeing, UnderArmor, MyFitnessPal, Panera, and even US power plants and gas pipelines. Private sector or public sector, big or small, it seems cyberattacks […]
April 4, 2018
Synology DiskStation DS214+ flashing blue power light

Case Study: Synology DS214+ with Flashing Blue Power Light

A flashing blue power light on a Synology DS214+ NAS device is usually a symptom of a motherboard failure. When the motherboard of your PC, server, […]
March 29, 2018

WannaCry and Global Cyber Security Threats: Y2K 2.0?

UPDATE: MARCH 29, 2018 While the initial storm from May 2017 may have long since subsided, WannaCry is still out there, still being passed around by […]
March 27, 2018
AMD Ryzenfall is yet another weakness in the design of modern CPUs.

Ryzenfall: Another Bombshell AMD Vulnerability

Earlier this year, the IT world was rocked by the news that a devastating vulnerability affected just about every Intel processor in use today. Because the […]
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