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We had a customer drop a laptop just 1 foot onto a carpeted floor. The computer seemed to be fine but started locking up and then just wouldn’t start after 2 weeks. Her hard drive was failing. She hadn’t backed up her files for 6 months. We saved all of her files, including pictures of her two 6-year-old twin girls. We can help you back up your files to the cloud or to an external hard drive or flash drive. Paying us to prepare a backup system is way less than hiring us for data recovery services.
At Strike Twice Computers, we are in limbo. We are expected to keep up with the latest technology and trends while supporting old technology. Today, we got a Windows 98 computer up and running. The disk check and disk defragmenter have not been run in over 8 years! The customer, who has irreplaceable DOS programs on this computer, is going to have us clone her hard drive so it is newer and faster. We don’t want to be a computer graveyard, but it is nice to have the right parts for those older computers.
Sadly, several customers have had failing or vandalized hard drives in the last 2 weeks. We have saved most of them…for a price. If your hard drive is older than 3 years old, hire us to clone it onto a brand new and preferably solid-state drive. Also, 2 customers have opened up malicious e-mails and had their files encrypted with a ransom note. Unfortunately, those files are unrecoverable. Do not open up links or enable Word or Excel features to supposedly “read” a file or resume. If you have any doubts, call us first at 952-939-0174. Also, have an external back up drive, cloud-based backup service…or both! Be careful out there!
What a week we’ve had at Strike Twice Computers. Microsoft’s aggressive pushing of the Windows 10 upgrade has caused customers a lot of anger. Over a dozen people hired us to revert them back to their prior operating system. Even after the reverting, some customers had some problems, which we fixed. By the way, we can block the Windows 10 upgrade for you. The Windows 10 upgrade is free until July 29th. After that, it will cost you $119.
We had a good customer come in today. His laptop wouldn’t start Windows. To “save money,” he took it to a large competitor instead of Strike Twice Computers. They backed up his files and reinstalled Windows from scratch. However, several problems happened when he got home. His printer wouldn’t install, he had an annoying popup error every time he started the computer, and various other issues. After this competitor couldn’t fix these issues, the customer came to us. We fixed them in an hour and a half but the quality of the competitor’s work was not good. Windows wasn’t activated, some drivers were not installed, and dozens of common, helpful tweaks were not done. The customer is happy now but had to pay two companies to get it done right.
We have had two customers come here in the last week with failed or failing hard drives. Data recovery is not cheap. We have purchased tools from Kroll Ontrack Data Recovery and other companies to help us recover data somewhat affordably. While other companies charge $1,000 to $3,000, our data recovery fees range from $130 to $500.
One way to not need data recovery is to replace your hard drive every 3 years. Also, using a solid-state hard drive, or SSD, eliminates the chance of a drop taking out your files. An SSD drive has no moving parts and is very fast. We can replace your old mechanical drive with a solid state drive so that you need not reinstall your software. Call us at 952-939-0174 for more information.