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!

February 20, 2017
Beeping hard drive

Data Recovery Case Study: The Story Behind Hard Drive Beeps

The client in this case study got in touch with us after the hard drive in their computer started beeping on startup. At first, their local […]
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 4, 2017
Western Digital Server Crash

Server Crash Recovery Case Study: Lightning Strikes Twice

The client in this data recovery came to us after their local fire department suffered a server crash. A lightning strike to the station had led […]
November 21, 2016
The client in this HP data recovery case received this Windows boot error message: “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.”

HP Data Recovery Case Study: Boot Selection Failed

The client in this HP data recovery case study came to us for our Toshiba hard drive repair services. The Toshiba hard drive inside their HP […]
November 16, 2016
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 […]
November 11, 2016
Clicking Western Digital hard drive

Clicking Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery Case Study: Settling the Score

The client in this data recovery case came to Gillware with a clicking Western Digital hard drive. They had been using their Western Digital My Passport […]
September 22, 2016

Hard Drive Platter Damage Recovery Case Study: Western Digital

When a hard drive comes to our data recovery lab here at Gillware after spending some time in another data recovery company’s lab, it’s usually for […]
January 30, 2015
scored hard drive

Data Recovery 101: Burnishing Platters

Recovering the data stored on a failed hard disk drive (HDD) has always been hard…really hard. The nano-scale tolerances and cutting edge technology that make the […]