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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July 22, 2017

Dropped Hard Drive Data Recovery Case Study: Seagate Barracuda

In this hard drive data recovery case, the client had been storing research documents and family photos on an external Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive. One day, the […]
April 19, 2017
Unknown device in Windows Device Manager

Western Digital Recovery Case Study: Unknown Device

You might think that your hard drive is most at risk of being dropped when it’s inside a portable external casing, or inside a laptop. Hard […]
April 18, 2017
Macbook data recovery--PCB replacement

Macbook Data Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Fails to Boot

Our client here in this Macbook data recovery case was in trouble. Their Macbook had served them well for years—but now it was toast. They would […]
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 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 […]
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 3, 2016
VHD Recovery

VHD Recovery Case Study: Breaking the Boot Cycle

There are few things in this world more frustrating than to be caught in an endless reboot cycle. But while these cycles usually don’t indicate a […]
October 26, 2016
SQL Database Recovery

SQL Data Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Boot Error

The client in this SQL data recovery case had been storing the database for their small business’s point-of-sale (POS) system on an 80 GB Seagate hard […]
October 24, 2016
File: BootBCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

Samsung Data Recovery Case Study: Windows Boot Error

This client came to us for Samsung data recovery services after their computer stopped booting from their Samsung HM321HI hard drive. The computer had trouble reading the […]
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