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. Please subscribe and enjoy!

April 10, 2017
PSOD data recovery

Purple Screen Of Death (PSOD) Data Recovery

When you use VMWare ESXi for your server, you may be unfortunate enough to encounter a PSOD. A PSOD, or “Purple Screen of Death”, is a diagnostic […]
April 7, 2017
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 […]
April 7, 2017
Raw partition recovery

Raw Partition Recovery and Uninitialized Disks

When a hard drive suddenly becomes “raw” or “uninitialized” due to some form of failure, it can take careful work by data recovery experts to retrieve […]
March 3, 2017
Operating System Not Found hard drive boot error message

Data Recovery Case Study: “No Operating System Found” Boot Error

“No Operating System Found”—Anatomy of a Hard Drive Boot Error When you get a “no operating system found” error message, your computer is telling you, in […]
February 22, 2017

External Hard Drive Repair Case Study: WD My Book Not Recognized

The client in this data recovery case had a Western Digital My Book that had stopped working. They would plug the external hard drive into their […]
February 16, 2017
A typical BOOTMGR image error: "BOOTMGR image is corrupt. The system cannot boot."

Data Recovery Case Study: Fixing a BOOTMGR Image Error (The Hard Way)

When you turn on your PC, you expect to see the Windows startup screen shortly afterward, followed by your familiar Windows login screen. You don’t expect […]
January 23, 2017
Unmountable boot error

Hitachi HDD Recovery Case Study: Unmountable Boot Volume

The client in this Hitachi HDD recovery case brought their laptop to Gillware after a hard drive failure cut them off from their personal documents and […]
January 18, 2017
Hard drive boot error

0xc000000f BCD Error: Hard Drive Boot Error Case Study

If you’re a PC user, you may have encountered this hard drive boot error at least once in your life: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An […]
November 23, 2016
Drobo data recovery

Drobo Data Recovery Case Study: Invalid Partition Table

The client in this data recovery case came to us when their Drobo unit suddenly showed up as blank on their Windows PC. Drobo units, designed […]