Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lost your photos- Use photo recovery software

Digital photographs are becoming the standard media for photography. In fact, the digital photography era has opened up a whole new can of worms when it comes to errors, some of which can easily delete your valued keepsakes. Digital cameras have emerged as an off shoot of this technological advancement. This revolution introduces new devices for storing our precious photos such as memory card, digital camera, or your computer hard drive. Our pictures are very important to us, usually because the events only happen once in a lifetime. Capturing the pictures makes special moment so important to us, but it can be equally frustrating if you lose those pictures. Unfortunately, it may be at the worse time when you loose your important photos which resembles your sweet memories.

To get rid from this situation you must follow some tips so that in future you don’t loose your photographs. Few of them are following:

  • Maintain your photo back up regularly
  • Never try to open your camera or photo drive
  • Don’t expose media to extreme temperature
  • Always read photo device for proper use of device
  • In case of data loss immediate stop using your media
  • Keep your media card away from magnetic instruments and magnets

Sometime it happens that we are taking precautions but accidentally we loss our precious images such as If you are using a digital camera, memory card or any other photo device that is malfunctioning, it may cause of photo loss or corruption in image files. In this situation what you’ll do! Don’t panic, there are ways to recover your photographs, even though you might not be aware of it. For these reasons, photo recovery software has become the latest rage within the digital photography industry.

Many of these software programs have been developed by the very same companies that have created computer hard drive recovery programs, so they know how to recover. Almost all digital cameras do not erase photos from your memory card when you delete photos or reformat the card. That’s right, the images are still there. If your digital camera memory card is corrupt and you get an error message, there is a good chance your photos are still recoverable.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software is best tool for recovering lost image files, photos, digital camera files and damaged pictures in your hard drive and memory card. It can recover pictures of all camera file types such as CR2, CRW, RAF, K25, DCR, MRW, NEF, ORF, PEF, SR2 etc. It is easy to use and various file system supported. This photo recovery software provides photo recovery from formatted or corrupted media as well as accidentally deleted or lost files. With the help of this software we can recover audio file formats too such as RPS, AU, OGG, WAV, MP3, AIFF, MIDI, M4A, M4P, WMA.

Access 2007: Deletion of database in Compact Operation

Access 2007 is newer version of Microsoft access. Access 2007 supports windows vista. As it is newer and better version, but it still has some bug. Normally we prefer to save or access database in offline folders. If we are using Access 2007 we should avoid this. Because in Access 2007 when you perform compact operation on corrupt files, sometimes it shows “Database may be deleted on compact”. When you get error on database file you use compact and repair utility. At the end of compact operation you may get this error or you may see a dialog to the effect that Access cannot delete the database as it is "read only", even though the database is not read-only. As you click ok you database is lost from your pc.

To get rid from this problem and improve the performance of Microsoft Access 2007, you should periodically defragment your hard disk. Whenever you get this dialogue box, leave box unanswered and immediately make a copy of your database using windows explorer so that in case your database is delete due to this operation, still you have a copy of your important database file. Worst case is that if your database has been deleted from PC, so how will you recover it. For this you have good access repair utility.

Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery software is best software in market for repair and recovery of MS access files. It scans your database file; fix all error cause corruption of database. This software can repair all the fields, query and tables of the database. This application well-suited for all the file versions of Access including Access 97, 2000, 2002/ XP, 2003 and 2007.

Jet Database and Access: Unrecognized Database Format

A Jet Database Engine serves as the underlying component of a database and all the information is stored on it in the networked scenario. Any wrong thing happened to it, can lead to the corruption of database and in most of the cases where data corrupted is of much importance, needs to be repaired. Any corruption in Jet database engine lead to following two common errors:

  • The Microsoft Jet database engine stopped the process because you and another user are attempting to change the same data at the same time.
  • Unrecognized database format 'databasename.mdb'

In jet database engine first error message may displayed when the long value column has bad data stored in it. The page in which the row is stored differs from the one in which the long value is stored. “Unrecognized database format” error in jet database engine may come when Jet Database Engine improperly shuts down while the process of writing down to the disk that cause corruption in jet database engine as well as database file. This error mainly comes in access 2000 and access 2002 use the Jet 4.0 engine which creates Jet 4.0 format database files. Jet 3.5 components do not recognize such a format. Also due to misplacement of an index on the MSysObjects table, an error message is encountered that announces

To fix this problem you should install Latest Microsoft Jet database engine hotfix pack and use compact and repair utility provided by it. You can workaround with this installing Visual Studio Service Pack 4 or later. For ADO (or the ADO Data Control), use the Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 provider. But sometime data is critically damaged and we can’t repair it using these utility. In this situation we need powerful access repair software which fixes every error that cause corruption and repair our important database.

Now you can google for access recovery software easily but we don’t know which software will provide full repair on our database file. In these circumstances I can suggest you power full Access or .mdb repair software which is Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery Utility. Its main feature it works on every version of Microsoft access including Access 97, 2000, 2002/ XP, 2003 and 2007 and perform thorough scan for repairing database file. Demo version of this software shows you repaired database.

MS Access- Interruption in Write Option Cause Corruption in Database

Since the Access database is a single mdb file, you can lose everything if it becomes corrupt. This is a rare occurrence if the database is running on reliable local area network and database objects are not being modified. You must avoid losing power during database writes. You should always properly quit Access by clicking Exit or Close on the File menu. If a database is open and writing data when Access is abnormally shut down, the Jet database engine may mark the database as suspect/corrupted. This can happen if you manually turn off the computer without first quitting Windows or if you lose power. Other situations can occur that do not shut down Access but that may still interfere with Jet writing data to the disk while the database is open. This can happen, for example, when networks experience data collisions or when disk drives malfunction. If any of these interruptions occur, Jet may mark the database as potentially corrupted. When Jet begins a write operation, it sets a flag, and it then resets the flag when the operation is complete. If a write operation is interrupted, the flag remains set. When you try to open that database again, Jet determines that the flag is set and reports that the database is corrupted. . In most cases, the data in the database is not actually corrupted, but the set flag alerts Jet that corruption may have occurred. In cases such as this, compacting or repairing the database can typically restore the database

Fortunately, there are ways to determine which user and workstation was responsible for marking the file as suspect. With Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications in Access, you can output a list of users who are logged into a specific database. It is difficult to determine which users/workstations are causing the file to be marked as suspect. When you troubleshoot to determine what is causing database corruption, you may have to see who is logged into the database. With Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications in Access 2002 or in Access 2003, you can access a list of users who are logged into a specific database. You can determine who is logged on to a database by using Microsoft Jet UserRoster in Access.

But as we know if database become corrupted before accessing a list of users so, how we will repair or recover our database. It may possible Jet compact utility may recover or repair our database but chances of this are very rare if database is corrupted due to write operation. In this scenario we require some other utility such as Stellar Phoenix access recovery utility which repairs our database as previous. This repair utility fixes all the errors that cause corruption in database by the full scan of database file. Access repair utility supports older version of MS access as well as newer version like 2007, 2003, 2002/XP, and 2000. This access repair software can do this repair for all the linked tables, forms, macros, modules, all the primary key fields and other constraints

Catch-up your hard drive failure before it happens

Hard drives tend to speed for so many years as they keep running for many years without any problem but premature failures do happen at any time. Basically hard drives are mechanical, active devices and are subject to comparatively rapid breakdown. However your hard drives appear to be functioning quit well but when these drives fails or crashes it would be a painful and time consuming exercise.

It is a mere chance that many business persons and individuals do backup their files on random basis but when a hard disk fails before any backup precautions it really causes loss of business productivity and personal loss.

It is often seen that a hard is case sensitivity and tends to fail at any time, the drive's heads which read the information float a micron above the platters which hold the data, and when a drive is subjected to a large amount of vibration, the heads can be offset, causing the most literal version of a crash.

Therefore we need to made special precautions before any hard drive failure happens like:

# Regularly backup your data to avoid any data loss.

# Don’t expose your hard drive on extreme temperature.

# Don’t Install any new software with out anti-virus installed on the system

# Always scans all incoming data for viruses, including packaged data.

# Never tries to change the partition or format the data with out any technical knowledge.

# Shutdown your computer as fast as possible if you finds anything wrong with your computer and don’t continue to power up because it may cause more damage.

# Don’t attempt to recover data your on severely traumatized drives.

# Handle a hard disk drive with caution, minor shock such as dropping the disk can be disastrous.

# Atlast if you fall a prey to any hard drive crash or failure call a recommended data recovery or hard drive recovery expert.

Hard drive recovery expert can help you fixing your data loss problem. In order to ensure an effective, fast and affordable solution you can trust on hard drive recovery software which can recover your data without loss to your original data and information. The new and improved technology in the field of data recovery has increased the value and need of such hard drive recovery software. These hard drive recovery software experts use programs and algorithms to retrieve all files, even those accidentally deleted on a shared network, those deleted by application programs, or those damaged by viruses.

Stellar, a leading name in data recovery services has a wonderful product with lots of advance features. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is an exclusive solution for all of your data recovery needs. This ultimate data recovery software is capable of addressing all of the data loss problems. It can be used with all file versions of Windows operating system to perform safe, quick and easy data recovery. Stellar Phoenix is easy to use; it's almost intuitive. It creates a list of drives it can access.

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Wipe Your Hard Drive Permanently: Stellar Drive Wipe

Hard disk is a non-volatile storage device, which has the facility to stock up digitally encoded data on rapidly rotating platters and magnetic surfaces. Its design consists of a spindle which can hold one or more flat circular disks known as platters, onto which the data is recorded. It has the ability to store data more than floppy disk drives and can also access and transmit data at faster pace. As hard drive is easily accessible so physical and software based security needed, in case of selling our PC. This becomes important when a computer changes ownership, for example, or when a hard drive or computer is to be disposed of. In both of these situations, potential access to deleted files may result in the unintentional exposure of confidential information. Software based security options are usually no longer applicable in the case of data erase from a hard disk.

However, the main problem that we are coming across is erasing data or files from hard disk permanently. Most of us think that erasing files and emptying the Recycle Bin will help in permanently get rid of those files. In fact, in most of the cases Recycle Bin tells that emptying the Recycle Bin will permanently remove items. But this statement is totally incorrect. You have to understand even after emptying the Recycle Bin; the files can be easily recovered by data recovery programs. Making the best use of delete key on actually removes the shortcuts to the files and makes them undetectable to users. Deleted files still reside on the hard drive and a rapid Google search will automatically show options for system recovery software will further allow restoring that data.

Apart from erasing the files or data from hard drive, many people also consider that the effective way to erase hard drive data is by formatting the hard drive. Though formatting the hard drive is somewhat secure than just erasing the files, but you should also note that formatting a disk does erase only the address tables. It makes it much more difficult to recover the files. However a computer specialist would be able to recover most or all the data that was on the disk before the reformat.

Hard Drive Wipe is the next new technique that is gaining its popularity these days. Disk wiping is a new secure method and ensure that data, including individually licensed softwares on your computer and storage devices is irrecoverably deleted before recycling. Disk wiping is better method in comparison to erasing files or formatting the hard drive, because this method basically overwrites your entire hard drive with data, several times and once you format your hard drive, you may find it impossible to get back the data which was present on the drive before the overwrite.

Finally if you are still uncertain or want to ensure that deleted files are permanently gone, employ a file deletion management system. Today there are many file deletion programs designed to spot and permanently purge your computer of previously deleted files. These solutions initially scan a computer, find previously erased data and finally remove them.

Drive wipe is a process performed on a hard drive to help ensure that all of the data and information on the drive are removed beyond possibility of recovery. Many hard drive wipe programs perform this overwriting process multiple times, which increases the security provided.

Stellar Drive Wipe is powerful and robust drive wipe software that completely wipes hard drive data using advanced data wiping algorithms. It erases the data beyond recovery. This drive wipe software helps to prevent this by actually overwriting all data on the hard drive with random sets of data. This makes it next to impossible to decipher the data on the hard drive to recover any of the deleted data.

Data Loss in Deleting KEXT files in Mac OS

KEXT files in Mac OS are Kernel extensions and are not protected by Mac OS memory protection. So it is highly recommended to stay away from these files in order to prevent any wrong operation with Mac OS extension folder. But due to human nature it’s quite an obvious thing that he/she makes mistakes and accidentally deletes one or more KEXT files. airport.kext and airport2.kext are two of such files which support many functions to the wireless networking device of Macintosh called airport. If the user deletes these files or any of such files accidentally, then it could be a big trouble to the users. In this case, using the Mac’s restore discs to fix the files will be of no use and the only option is to reinstall the operating system that would definitely restore all your system files.

More problems could come up if you have not backed up all you relevant data before reinstalling the OS and further need of data recovery Mac may arise in case of any violation to back up.

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MS Access: Unrecognized Database Format

A database refers to collection of records or data in a structured manner and MS access is a powerful tool provide by Microsoft for creating data bases and maintaining it. This application is common among users who create online databases as it is based on relational database management system. Theses databases are easy to handle, powerful and can be secured using passwords. Access databases are used to store data so that information can easily be retrieved by professionals.

Unrecognized database format is a common problem faced by users handling Ms Access which may happen due to corruption of our Help Master Pro database due to following reasons:

1. Fluctuation or power loss

2. System crash

3. Network failure

4. Disk failure.

Or it may also happen due to that you are trying to open it in lower version and actually it was created in upper version of MS access

What can be done?

If you are facing problem due to Help Master pro Database then it should be repaired but this could damage or corrupt your original database and data may be lost.

And if it is related to versions then try to open in upper version if you have or convert the original one in lower version. If you still face the same problem of ‘Unrecognized database format’ then you need to repair it.


In any of the cases there are chances of corruption or damage of data and in that case you require data repair software and “Stellar Phoenix Access Recovery” software is the best for it. This is the one which has specifically been designed for repairing your MS Access databases designed on various formats.

Demo Version of the access repair allows you get a preview of your repaired database and provides a very user friendly and interactive interface and apart from that it repairs all primary keys and relations of tables of your original database. In addition to this it supports various versions of MS access including Access 97, Access 2000 and many more.

Completely Erase Data before Recycling Bank’s Computer

The computers used in banks should be of high performance as they have to perform several queries at the same time of different customers. Generally they replace the old computers with newer and recycle the older. Most often, they denote their computer to some charities or schools or they resell them. It is the most important point of time where they should think of the private and confidential information stored on their computers.

If the data stored on computer hard drive has been deleted or the drive is formatted, it is not a safe removal and the sensitive information still can be misused. Malicious users can recover the data with the help of data recovery software.

In order to completely remove the data from your hard drive, you need to wipe it. Wiping is the process that overwrites the existing data beyond the possibilities of data recovery. You can wipe hard drive with the help of special drive wipe software……

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Recover Mac Volumes With Mac Data Recovery

No matter how experienced you are in using a computer, there is no guarantee that you will never go through the nightmare of accidental data loss. Should you change your mind about a file you have just deleted, or simply realize that it was the wrong file to delete, you will have to come to terms with the fact that human error is a very common thing among computer users worldwide. There are many other factors that can cause the problem of loosing data. The failure of the hardware on your computer or a crash due to some type of software are only some of the reasons that make you loose time and money over recovering data from your computer. Not to speak about human error or issues caused by the power systems! These are even more harmful and happen a lot more often than the damages caused by floods, fires, heat or smoke. One must also consider the virus attacks and the issue of vandalism or sabotage, as you can never know what may happen. Nevertheless, the main point is that you do not need to panic, in case you are in the situation when you must attempt data recovery. The main reason for this statement is that there are numerous data recovery software types, that can surely get you out of such a unpleasant situation. Data recovery software is available for Mac, NT/2000/XP and RAID data recovery. The data recovery Mac software can be used on all variety of hard drives, that is from small ones of 2 GBs up to bigger ones of 120 GBs, but it must be done by a data recovery professional. The power of the available Mac data recovery software is far beyond our expectations sometimes. It can recover HFS and HFS+ File System Data, but the best thing about it is the fact that it can even recover entire partitions, in case a partition has been deleted or formatted. Another advantage of the Mac data recovery software is that the files in the Lost or Missing Mac folders can also be saved! This type of software is able to recognize and preserve long file names; therefore the user will have nothing to worry about when putting the recovered data back in place. Full support for all types of drives is also provided, no matter if it is IDE, EIDE, SCSI or SATA drives we are speaking about.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Data Loss Due To Floppy Diskette Controller ("FDC Error").

Computers are now used to perform functions and maintain data critical to many organizations. Businesses use computers to maintain essential financial and other business data. We can store data in floppy disk, CD/DVD drive, hard drive, pen drive etc. Maintaining the integrity of the stored data is essential to the proper functioning of these computer systems, and data corruption can have serious (even life threatening) consequences.

Floppy disk is one of the major storage devices for safe data transfer and storage. Data transfer to and from a floppy disk is controlled my device called Floppy diskette controller. Normally these FDC devices works fine with computers. It may happen due to malfunction or improper handling of theses devices make FDC defective. Defective Floppy Diskette Controllers ("FDCs") creates dysfunction and an undetected data error causes data corruption and, more particularly.

Theses dysfunction can occur under some conditions such as connection with the instant invention by identifying conditions that can delay data transfer to or from the diskette drive. In general, this requires that the computer system be engaged in "multi-tasking" operation or in overlapped input/output ("I/O") operation. Multi-tasking is the ability of an OS to simulate the simultaneous execution of multiple tasks. Data writing occur due to spinning of diskette, it is necessary for the FDC to provide data to the diskette drive at a specified data rate. Otherwise, the data will be written to the wrong location on the diskette and cause dysfunction of FDC. One drawback of FDC’s cannot detect a data under run on the last byte of a diskette read or write operation which occur on last byte of sector and result is that incorrect data is written to the diskette and validated by the FDC.

As data is important for us and we can’t suffer this type of data loss if it regards to our official work or top secret information. In this situation we have solution in form of data recovery services. These data recovery services provide solution and softwares to recover lost data. Stellar is one of leading provider of data recovery softwares and services. They have wide range of data recovery utilities as per need of basic users to advance users. You can easily recover your data with stellar phoenix data recovery softwares for Windows, Macintosh, Novell, Solaris and Linux OS.

Disk Wipe: Erase Completely a Hard Disk Drive

One of the most indispensable tasks of a computer is storing or processing information. Information can be as commonplace as email messages or simple lists, but can also be as highly important and confidential as internal communications or client information. With computers being used for handling top-secret information, security measures have become an increasing concern.

To make it more secure we use some security option and one of them is physical security. Putting computers that handle important information in a location that is inaccessible or physically guarded greatly reduces the possibility of unauthorized viewers to access your data. However, this security measure may not always be practical and may not also even be possible at times.

In this case, you can resort to software-based security measures. Among these include data encryption and password protection. These can protect your information from being accessed by unauthorized viewers. However, security measures, both physical and software-based can only do so much. And there is still a possibility for a hacker to access information that is only protected by a combination of these kinds of security. Simply put, these are not always foolproof means.

Moreover, these security options are usually no longer applicable in the case of data erase from a hard disk when you were selling your pc or giving to someone else. You might think that a reformatted hard disk no longer contains useful information. But a hard disk may still contain file data especially if it is not securely wiped.

This is due to the fact that deleting ordinary files or reformatting does not automatically get rid of the data stored in files from the hard disk. A marker or tag is only placed on the deleted files that gets rids of them from directory listing and provides available space for later use. Physically, the data is still on the disk unless it is overwritten, and it may not be possible unless the data has been compromised already.

Even more secure than reformatting is a process called disk wiping. The term disk wiping is not only used in reference to hard drives but any type of storage devices such as CDs, RAID and others. Drive wiping is a secure method of ensuring that data by the use of drive wipe softwares because previously stored data can be brought back with the right software and applications, the drive wipe process will actually overwrite your entire hard drive with data, several times. Once you format you'll find it all but impossible to retrieve the data which was on the drive before overwriting.

There is lots of disk wipe software on internet. Stellar a leading data recovery company introduces Stellar Hard Drive Wipe software which is more secure and a complete data wiping solution that erases hard drive data permanently. This is powerful software that erases the selected hard drive. Data erased with this utility can't be recovered by any data recovery solutions. The software uses extremely powerful and advanced wiping algorithms to ensure the permanent and complete data deletion. It is the complete and best solutions to keep your private information secure from any external user.

Unfortunately Deleted Critical File- File Recovery is The Solution

Have you ever working on a project all-night to complete it with in time and your computer crashes with out any information or signal. You obviously find yourself in the world of hell. We mainly store our data in files and folders using a unique storage media called hard disk which is the most secure and permanent storage media.

The data can be lost at any time even when we store them in a very secure environment like files and folders. The file loss may happen at the worst possible time resulting in the loss of our precious data and information. Sometimes the files lost due to human errors itself and system malfunctions can also contribute in the loss data and manual data recovery is not possible.

The risk of critical business data lost occurs when there are no backup plans for the data recovery and the lost of business productivity occurs. It could instantly take a small of medium size business from developed business operations to out of business in an instant.

In addition to the situation of hard disk crash you may also find you files deleted by accidental deletion, virus attack, power supply failure, disk corruption. In this situation what exactly brought about and eventually results in the loss of your precious files and data.

Now a day’s it becomes necessary for a computer user to recovery any file which may get deleted, but how it is possible?

File recovery is possible with the help of file recovery software because the files which are deleted still resides in the hard disk and only the operating system can not access these files as the address of the file has been deleted from the file system. Therefore it is possible that your data can be recovered with out any damage to your original data.

It is advisable that when a file is corrupted or deleted on a hard disk you always keep in mind that no more overwriting should be done to avoid further data loss.

The more work you continue to do on your computer after losing a file adds more and more information to the hard drive forcing the deleted file’s information to become more spread out and potentially irretrievable.

Data loss is very common, being caused by human error, viral attacks or natural or man-made disasters, but in nearly all file recovery cases the data can be recovered by a trained computer data recovery technician. Files Recovery offers several features that make it at least an interesting application to try.

Stellar Phoenix File Recovery provides recovery of deleted files and folders even after contents from the Recycle Bin have been emptied or Shift + Delete key has been used to delete data by mistaken. It can restore deleted files and data from formatted or corrupted partitions in various file systems: FAT, NTFS and others. Keep in mind that the data is recoverable because the information has not been deleted form the disk.