Aside from backing up data to avoid data loss, computer users should also know the signs of data loss, which will be helpful in data recovery. This article will introduce 4 common early signs as well as according solutions.
When it comes to data loss, most of computer users nearly feel despair. It is so hard to predict and prevent data loss. Nevertheless, as long as we acquaint ourselves with its signs, we can reduce the frequency of data loss, thereby increasing the odds of successful data recovery in the future. Here are 4 common early signs of data loss and their corresponding solutions.
1. Computer Cannot Start Normally
Beyond all questions, if your computer cannot boot in normal manner, you must be concerned about your data in it. It can arise from various reasons, no matter physical damages or other logical issues. All of them may reject your approach to your data normally. In more terrible scenarios, it can jeopardize the hard drive and other internal parts in your PC, proceeding to destroy your data.
Solutions: Under this circumstance, you have to keep tabs on this issue even though the PC recovers by itself and can start again. From that day when you come across this issue, you ought to record all the error messages or error codes, which will be helpful in data recovery.
2. Sluggish Access to Files & Folders
Actually, due to the fact that slowness in file access can originate from multiple reasons, it is also a commonly bypassed sign of data loss. As usual, people believe that, it is PCs’ low configurations or multiple programs working at the same time that leads to slowdown in their file access. But if you suffer serious and sudden slowdown, chances are that something wrong is going with your computer, hard drive and even your data.
Solutions: In this situation, you’d better back up your critical data as soon as possible, such as PST files and important Word or Excel documents, etc. With the backups, you will be able to recover PST, Word, Excel files with utmost ease even if data is lost. Plus, before backing up files, you shouldn’t launch CHKDSK utility alike in that it may bring out worse troubles if your PC is subject to hardware issues, instead of logical issues.
3. PC Crashes from Time to Time
Desktop and laptop computers can fail without warning, and while some crashes are related to hardware configuration issues and software conflicts, some are related to hard drive issues. As you know, computer can fail or crash without any warning. There are multiple reasons for this issue. Sometimes, when you restart computer, it may be capable of functioning properly. In reality, all the crashes can be so serious that they will cause data corruption or data loss.
Solutions: Now that it is difficult to predict crashes, you have no choice to block it. What you can do is to back up your data. For convenience, you had better use automatic backup solutions. In addition to protecting data, you ought to figure out the root causes of computer crashes and try to fix them as soon as you can.
4. Computer Makes Some Subtle Noises
When it comes to how to identify a hard drive is about to die, the evident sign may be the loud and grinding noises made from your computer. It indicates that the drive is trying to read or write data and attempting to recover. However, some while, the noises can be too subtle to be noticed.
Solutions: You need to calm down and listen to your computer carefully when it boots or doing demanding tasks. As long as you hear any unusual clicking sounds in the process, you should become alert at once, and resolve the issues as soon as possible.
Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com