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All Is Not Lost With Laptop Data Recovery


I have made a complete mess of my Asus G46VW laptop. I was trying to remove Windows 8 and install Windows 7 on the system, since I much prefer the latter. I had an external CD ROM in order to run the disks. I disabled the UEFI, secured my boot into the BIOS, so that I could get the drive to boot up. I then started to run the programs, and got a series of errors which I had to troubleshoot individually in order to get the computer to start the installation. Eventually, I discovered that I could not install Win7 on this particular drive, due to the way it is formatted. It will not allow me to change the format to MBR. I also cannot format any of the partitions, including the Recovery and Data partitions. I decided to delete all of them except for the data, so that I had everything I wanted to keep on the single partition. The drive was then turned into MBR format, and I could install. However, it did not work, and I found out that this is because the drive is not formatted properly. I cannot install Windows 7. I cannot recover Windows 8. I also can’t get back the data I have saved in the partition.


I bought an Asus R503U laptop at my local computer store, and set it up. It was pre-loaded with Windows 8, and I had already decided that I didn’t like it. I thought that I would instead remove it, and load up Windows 7. I unloaded the Win8 operating system, and took down all the partitions, including the recovery drive. This allowed my system to install Win7 OS. Installation seemed to finish and work well, and there were several 100 updates which I needed to install. I then tried to install the Windows 7 drivers from Asus. I proceeded only a little way, and got a message saying that the software only supports Asus Notebook. I need to install the drivers because all of my data from a previous laptop is kept on an external drive, and the only way for the new laptop to read it is for me to get the right drivers for the device. I tried the drive on another computer and it is now making a buzzing noise.

All Is Not Lost With Laptop Data Recovery

Laptops are designed to provide you with the ultimate in mobile computing. Wherever you go you can use them to do your work, watch TV programmes and films, listen to music, look at your photos, update your company website, and the list goes on. They are designed to withstand being switched on and off multiple times a day and to be carried around to all manner of venues. Laptops are very much the portable work horses of the computing world and so perhaps it is somewhat surprising that the hard drives do not fail more often than they do. When a laptop hard drive does fail it can be devastating as suddenly your trusty machine can no longer give you the capability you need to carry on with your job and your life.

Laptop internal drives are a little more complex to access in the event of a failure and so it is generally advised to get a professional to look at it. However if the data access issue is due to accidental deletion of files rather than the corruption of the operating system or the files on the hard drive, it may be possible to carry out data recovery using freely available software. If you use an NTFS or FATS file system you are likely to find that you have plenty of options that are highly likely to give you good results, but if you are utilising an unusual file system, such as Ext, you may find that some recovery software can cause additional issues with your data accessibility.

While accidental deletions may have a relatively quick and painless fix, other types of problem that cause your data to be inaccessible can lead to data being somewhat more difficult to recover. If the operating system becomes corrupted you may find that your laptop hard drive will not mount and so you will not be able to boot up your system. In these cases it may be possible to restore the operating system to a working state without damaging the data that is also stored on the hard drive, but it may be the case that the data from the hard drive needs to be extracted from the internal drive and safely copied to an alternative storage device to ensure that the data remains intact while the operating system is either repaired or replaced.

There can also be physical failures of a hard drive. If the firmware fails this can cause data to become inaccessible and can also corrupt the data as well. This, along with virus attacks and electrical surges, means that data recovery is not a simple process.

Therefore if you have a laptop that has problems either booting up or getting you to your data you should give us a call as we can offer you expert advice based on many years of data recovery experience and can give you an informed diagnosis over the phone. We can also offer you a competitive quote and a promise that if we can’t recover your data you won’t pay for our services.