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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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 […]
February 15, 2017
Iomega StorCenter IX4 NAS device data recovery

Iomega StorCenter IX4 Data Recovery Case Study: RAID-10 Failure

The client in this RAID data recovery case had a four-drive RAID-10 array that had failed when two of its four hard drives died. The RAID-10 array […]
February 14, 2017
Dell T420 Server PERC H700 BIOS

Dell T420 Data Recovery Case Study: “State Foreign” Error

The client in this data recovery case came to us to get data recovered from their crashed Dell T420 server. This Dell T420 server used a RAID-5 […]
February 13, 2017
Slow hard drive and unresponsive hard drive data recovery

Dead Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Breaking the Spin Cycle

What do you do with a dead hard drive? You can use it as a paperweight, a doorstopper, or a bookend. You can even make it […]
February 10, 2017
How not to celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day and National Tortellini Day

How to Celebrate Clean Out Your Computer Day 2017 (Without Getting Tortellini in Your PC Tower)

On the second Monday of every February, you can celebrate “National Clean Out Your Computer Day”. This year, that Monday falls on the 13th of February. […]
February 9, 2017
Fusion Drive

Keeping Data Recovery Possible With Fusion Drives

Apple introduced its Fusion Drive technology in 2012 to marry speedy solid state flash memory with traditional hard disk drives. The Fusion Drive is a proprietary […]
February 8, 2017
Seagate HDD recovery

Seagate HDD Recovery Case Study: A Slow Death

This client sent the hard drive inside their laptop to our Seagate HDD recovery specialists when the drive stopped working. It hadn’t been a quick death, […]
February 6, 2017
Seagate file recovery

Seagate File Recovery Case Study: (Metaphorically) Out Cold

The client in this data recovery case came to us for Seagate file recovery services after the Seagate Momentus hard drive in their laptop began to […]
February 3, 2017

Nemucod Data Recovery Case Study: Recovering Data from Ransomware

There’s a lot of malicious software in the world, of varying degrees of nastiness. But ransomware is by far one of the nastiest types of malware on […]
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