Case Studies

June 19, 2018

Hard Disk 3F0 Error: What Is It?

Updated 6-19-2018 no-repeat;center top;; auto Have you run into a Hard Disk 3F0 error on your HP laptop or desktop PC? When you try to power […]
June 19, 2018

Hard Drive Beeping: Why It Happens & How We Fix It – Seagate Case Study

Updated 6-19-2018 If your computer can’t boot up and you can hear it making weak beeping noises, open it up and take a closer listen. That […]
June 19, 2018

How to Break Free of a Surface Pro 4 Boot Loop

Updated 6-19-2018 no-repeat;center top;; auto Why Does Your Surface Pro Keep Restarting? Usually, when a computer gets stuck in a boot loop, the problem has to […]
June 19, 2018

Dell Error Code 0142: What It Is and How to Fix It

Updated 6-19-2018 A Hard Drive Error Code 0142 is one of the many ominous, obtuse, indecipherable boot error messages you might end up seeing if your […]
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 9, 2018
128 GB USB flash drive hot dog

More than Meets the Eye with USB Flash Drives

Our data recovery lab received an interesting case recently. On the surface, it looked like just an ordinary USB flash drive that had had its plug […]
March 2, 2018

Windows Users Beware: Missing BitLocker Recovery Key + Corrupt Windows = Bad News

What happens when you have BitLocker enabled and your Windows installation becomes corrupt, leaving you no longer able to boot into Windows? Normally you would go […]
February 22, 2018
Peeling the apple to learn more about APFS

Case Study: Making Strides in APFS Data Recovery

With a new file system comes new challenges for data recovery experts. APFS data recovery is still in its infancy, but that doesn’t stop our Mac […]
October 13, 2017

Flash Drive Repair Case Study: Bent USB Drive

This client came to us with a bent USB drive for Gillware’s flash drive repair services. Unfortunately, this isn’t exactly an uncommon scenario. In many models of […]
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