There are many reasons to need a data recovery service:
Errors when trying to boot system
Media or electronic failures
Formatting a device by mistake or when attempting to correct system errors
Damage caused by malware, viruses, software or hardware failures
Electrical failures caused by power problems, surges, lightning, static discharges
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) a.k.a. Windows Stop errors
Accidents, floods, fires, and other disasters
Damage caused by physical media or electrical failure may require specialized repair techniques or processes, including access to a special clean room to prevent additional damage to the data. Data can be recovered from many storage devices besides normal disk drives found in or attached to computers, including but not limited to: Digital Cameras, Mp3 music players, digital video recorders, small removable devices such as memory sticks, flash drives, other USB or Firewire devices, removable disk drives.
If you inadvertently deleted your prized family photos, there is a good chance they can be recovered if you stop using the computer or device they were stored on right away and get professional help from Computer Forensics Consulting LLC. The same goes for digital audio or video recordings of family events.
Password lost or unknown?
Data can be easily recovered from computers where the logon password is lost or unknown due to circumstances beyond your control. An example of this need would be when there has been a death and no one knows the logon information for a computer that may have important business or family financial information that needs to be retrieved.
A related situation would be a password protected file. Most files can be opened or the password cracked with special software.
Need a Computer Forensics examination or Data Recovery services?
Stop using the computer or device!
Shut it down or turn it off to prevent any changes to the data or to help with the recovery. Continued use could make data unrecoverable or severely impact later analysis. Secure device and document the date and time.
If you suspect current activity could be damaging or erasing data - unplug the computer or device immediately. Don't wait for a normal shutdown - it may be too late.