Data Recovery

Welcome to the Michigan Data Recovery Website

No Risk, No Worry Data Recovery

Here at IneedDataRecoverySM, we get your data back or it's free. We are located in Livonia, Michigan and we will look at your hard drive, free of charge. If we cannot perform data recovery and get your data back, it will not cost you anything. We provide data recovery, hard drive repair, and file recovery for hard drives of all sizes and technologies. Laptop, desktop, severs hard drives, ATA, ZIF, SATA, PATA, or RAID drives. We fix them all and save your data. Try our IneedDataRecoverySM service risk free today.

This website is designed to shed some light on how to select the right data recovery company and how to avoid the many bad ones or ones that are not even real data recovery companies. You will learn what to look for, what to look out for, and how to easily evaluate a data recovery or hard drive repair company. Before you trust any company with your data make sure you’re selecting the right company for the job.

Choosing the right data recovery company can be a difficult task. There are many hard drive repairs companies, data recovery companies, file recovery companies, and computer repair companies all claiming they can recover your data. Some are good, a lot are bad, and most are not even real data recovery specialists.

There are a number of tools that anyone with some computer experience can buy and attempt to run. Some computer companies buy these low level tools and attempt to perform data recovery. A lot of them even market themselves as a data recovery company. When you give you data to these companies they often times make the recovery process less likely and the result is complete loss of your data. Please read our tips and information so you can understand how we operate and why we are the best company to recovery your data. Even if you go with another company the information here will ensure you find and select a professional data recovery company.

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Do I Need Data Recovery?

AE&E Corporation knows data recovery is not always necessary. We uphold honesty and customer service by educating customers about when data recovery is absolutely necessary. This page will help you understand if you need data recovery or not. AE&E is one of the only data recovery companies in Michigan that will look at your drive for free and if it does not need data recovery, we will fix the problem without performing data recovery. This will save you hundreds of dollars if you really do not need data recovery.

My Windows PC will not boot?

There are three key components to successfully boot into an operating system. First, the Master Boot Record (MBR) must exist and be free from corruption. Second, the partition table must exist and at least one partition must be marked as active. Third, the necessary programs must be installed to load and initialize the operating system on the active partition. Each of these steps relies on the previous step being error-free to continue the operating system loading process.

The Maser Boot Record (MBR) is a 512-byte sector that exists at the very first sector (sector 0) of a hard disk drive. In a typical desktop PC configuration, the Primary Partition Table will be stored in the MBR.

The Partition Table defines logical divisions on the physical hard disk. Different partitions may be used to store data for different operating systems and file systems. At least one partition must be marked as active for the MBR to continue the operating system loading process.

Common error messages when booting (instances of logical problems)

Error: Operating System not found
This error occurs when the MBR searches for an active partition in the partition table. If there is no active partition or the MBR cannot find the boot sector on the active partition, then the MBR has nowhere to pass control and the boot process will be halted.

Error: Non-System Disk or Disk Error / Missing Operating System
Usually, this problem shows up when a partition is marked as active, but none of the system files needed to load the operating system are found. This can happen when FDISK marks a non-system partition as active, or when the entry for the system partition in the partition table has been removed.

Error: NTLDR is missing / Disk Read Error
The MBR has successfully found an active partition in the partition table, as well as the boot sector, but the system files needed to continue loading the operating system are missing or damaged.

About Data Recovery

No Risk, No Worry Michigan Data Recovery

Here at IneedDataRecovery.com, we get your data back or it's free. We are located in Livonia, Michigan and we will look at your hard drive, free of charge. If we cannot perfrom data recovery and get your data back, it will not cost you anything. On average, our data recovery service is performed for under $500.00 dollars. No shipping, no worries, and most importantly, no delays. Before you become a victim and pay another data recovery service outrageous recovery fees, or even small, unnecessary evaluation fees, try us RISK FREE.

AE&E provides world-class data recovery services. We have many testimonials from happy customers, writing about how we have helped them in their time of need. We provide the security and safety that can only be found with a professional, respected information security company. Our services are the best and so are our prices!. We offer affordable rates and provide exceptional service.

Expert data recovery professionals

We provide fast turn around time and we keep all your data recovery information confidential.

We can even recover data from formatted disks and dead drives.

Data can be recovered from any operating system.

Ability to recover user profiles, lost emails, pictures, office files, and many others.

Your choice of media for recovered data.
Examples: CD, DVD, Memory Stick, Flash Drive, or a New Hard Drive.

Why AE&E Corporation?

Certified Staff

24X7 Live Operators

The FBI, CIA, NSA, DoD, and more have Attended
Training Performed by AE&E Consultants.

Many Satisfied Client Testimonials

Recovery Pricing

The Five Levels of Data Recovery

AE&E Corporation performs five levels of data recovery. Each level requires a distinct process, skill level, and specialized equipment to complete. As a data recovery job moves from step to step, the price and complexity increases. Complex data recoveries can cost well over a thousand dollars. AE&E Corporation knows a thousand dollars is a lot, and we want to ensure that our clients are well educated about the process, pricing, and reasons why you should always use a professional data recovery company like AE&E Corporation.

If you don't find similar information at other data recovery websites, be very careful, since a a lot of basic computer repair companies pretend to be experts at data recovery. Trusting them can quickly make your data impossible to recover, as they often try very harmful methods to extract your data. These methods may prevent our ability to perform a successful recovery. We provide a simple guarantee and have many testimonials from satisfied clients. Bottom line: we get your data back or it's free.

AE&E Corporation charges based on the level required to perform the data recovery. With the information below, and the help of a data technician, you will know approximately what your situation will cost. If you don't have access to an IT technician or have trouble understanding anything below, please just give us a call and we will make every attempt to help you understand the process and our pricing.

Data Recovery Level One
Level one of data recovery involves removing the drive from any enclosures or system and attempting to access it with another machine. On the upper end of level one, other operating systems are used, as are basic tools that can sometimes see past minor logical file system errors.

Level one recoveries are between $325-$550

 

Data Recovery Level Two
This level of data recovery involves industry-specific software designed to accommodate drives that have formatting issues, bad partition tables, or other minor logical errors. Erased files, formatted drives, and missing file systems are common examples of a level two data recovery. Advanced logical recoveries may need level three. However, sometimes formatted drives that have not been written over will require this level of data recovery.

Level two recoveries are between $550-$1,050

 

Data Recovery Level Three
Often, a data recovery job will need level three and then a level two analysis done. This happens when there are minor physical problems with the disk. If you cannot see the hard drive's logical drive letter, or your operating system cannot detect the existence of the hard drive, you most likely need a level three or higher data recovery. One good rule of thumb is that if your computer's BIOS can see the drive, but your operating system cannot, then you will most likely need a level three or level four data recovery.

Level three recoveries are between $1,050-$1,350

 

Data Recovery Level Four
Level four data recovery can involve a very special tool that costs more than the average mid-sized automobile. This tool re-writes hard drive firmware and can fix broken controller cards. If the hard drive is able to spin, but the computer's BIOS cannot see the drive, it will most likely need a level four data recovery. While most data recovery companies that have this tool also have a clean room, level four recovery does not require a clean room.

Level four data recoveries are between $1,350-$1,650

 

Data Recovery Level Five

Level five data recovery is the most advanced and requires a specialized area called a clean room. A clean room generally costs between $30,000-$50,000 dollars to install and operate. This level of data recovery is needed when a drive must be physically opened and parts must be swapped out. If your drive is completely dead and will not power on, this is a sure sign that it needs level five recovery. Motor failures, dropped disks, fires, floods, and other major physical drive issues require this last and most complex level of data recovery. AE&E Corporation leverages an extensive network of the world's best data recovery experts and labs.

Level five data recoveries are between $1,650-$4,250

 

Recovery Process

The Five Levels of Data Recovery

AE&E Corporation performs five levels of data recovery. Each level requires a distinct process, skill level, and specialized equipment to complete. As a data recovery job moves from step to step, the price and complexity increases. Complex data recoveries can cost well over a thousand dollars. AE&E Corporation knows a thousand dollars is a lot, and we want to ensure that our clients are well educated about the process, pricing, and reasons why you should always use a professional data recovery company like AE&E Corporation.

If you don't find similar information at other data recovery websites, be very careful, since a a lot of basic computer repair companies pretend to be experts at data recovery. Trusting them can quickly make your data impossible to recover, as they often try very harmful methods to extract your data. These methods may prevent our ability to perform a successful data recovery. We provide a simple guarantee and have many testimonials from satisfied clients. Bottom line: we get your data back or it's free.

AE&E Corporation charges based on the level required to perform the data recovery. With the information below, and the help of a data technician, you will know approximately what your situation will cost. If you don't have access to an IT technician or have trouble understanding anything below, please just give us a call and we will make every attempt to help you understand the process and our pricing.

Expert data recovery professionals

We provide fast turn around time and we keep all your data recovery information confidential.

We can even recover data from formatted disks and dead drives.

Data can be recovered from any operating system.

Ability to recover user profiles, lost emails, pictures, office files, and many others.

Your choice of media for recovered data.
Examples: CD, DVD, Memory Stick, Flash Drive, or a New Hard Drive.

 


Data RecoveryData Recovery Pricing

Why AE&E Corporation?

Certified Staff

24X7 Live Operators

The FBI, CIA, NSA, DoD, and more have Attended Training Performed by AE&E Consultants.

Many Satisfied Client Testimonials

What to Avoid

List of Data Recovery Risks to Avoid

All the below are items that should greatly concern you when looking for Data Recovery services. Beware, many inferior companies attempt to perform data recovery incorrectly and hope to get luckily. Do not be fooled, be informed and be sure you’re secure.

#1: Firms that promise extremely high recovery rates (99-100%). In many cases where the drive is physically damaged, it may be impossible to recover the data. A 99% success rate that only counts drives with recoverable data is more realistic.

#2: Data recovery companies with very low fees or companies that advertise a flat-rate for all recoveries. The saying "you get what you pay for" certainly applies when talking about data recovery companies. Companies with rates well below the industry averages often do not have the skills, knowledge, or experience to safely recover your data and they may be looking to make their money on evaluation fees, cancellation fees, or through other means. These companies may even tell you that the data on your media is unrecoverable because they lack the skills or equipment to recover your data. Most recoveries can be performed for $500-2500.

#3: Companies that automatically say your drive needs a clean room without first examining the drive. Clean rooms are expensive to own and operate. Media that requires a clean room recovery can be significantly more expensive than media that is recoverable without the need of a clean room.

#4: Companies that are not data recovery companies just computer repair shops should be avoided when looking for a data recovery. Smaller computer repair shops typically use off-the-shelf software as their sole means of recovering data and they do not have specialized hardware for dealing with various firmware and physical problems that may occur to your hard drive. In some cases, running these programs may cause further damage and corruption to the drive, which may make it impossible for a legitimate data recovery company to recover your data.

Data Recovery Tips

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Free evaluations - The diagnostic evaluation should be free and there should also be no hidden cancellation fees. Some data recovery firms will evaluate your media for free, but then charge you if you decide against going ahead with the recovery and you want your drive back. These cancellation fees can cost in excess of $100 and companies will hold your media and the data on it ransom until they get their cancellation fee.

Experience - The data recovery company you choose should have many years of experience and an industry reputation. Reputable companies with an established record are often interviewed or quoted in newspapers or on television for stories about data recovery.

No fees for unrecoverable data – Sometimes, depending on the state of the media, data can be completely unrecoverable by anyone, for any price. There should be no charge if they are unable to recover your data. When there is physical damage to media, data recovery is usually a low-percentage proposition.

Ability to work on media from different operating systems - They should have the ability to work on media from different operating systems and hardware. Ability to recover a variety of file formats from many different file systems is critical. Many smaller data recovery firms may be using tools that are only successful on Windows or Macintosh operating systems. Reputable firms will have experience working on drives from all kinds of hardware and in various configurations.

Emergency or Expedited Services - The data recovery firm you choose should have emergency services or the ability to expedite data recovery. Data recovery can be a time-consuming process and the customer should have the ability to get their data back as fast as possible, if necessary.

Confidentiality - They should have a privacy policy in place to ensure that all of your data remains confidential. If the data recovery company also offers computer forensic or information security services, this can indicate a higher level of knowledge and increased awareness of how important it is to maintain confidentiality.

Upfront pricing - They should be upfront about pricing, but NOT until the media is examined. Stay away from companies that quote you a price without even looking at the media first. A very rough estimate may be provided based on information provided by the customer, but no firm pricing should be given until the exact nature of the problem with the media is determined. Once the media has been examined and a quote is given on how much the recovery will cost, you should have the option not to go ahead with the recovery, at no cost to you, should the price be higher than your spend limit.

Pricing based on amount of time and work spent - Pricing should be based on the time and amount of work spent recovering the data, not the size of the drive or the amount of files. Complexity often plays into this, although the more complex the recovery the more time involved.

Storage of recovered data – What media formats does the data recovery company use when returning your recovered data? Common formats are CD, DVD, hard drive, or the media of the customer’s choosing. Watch out for any hidden fees that will depend on which format you want to use for your recovered data.

Testimonials - Has the data recovery company recovered data from a drive that was deemed unrecoverable by another data recovery firm? Do they have many testimonials on their website? Are the testimonials attributed to a person not just a company? Make sure the company you select does have testimonials and that they are attributed to a person with their titled. A lot of data recovery companies often just list companies they have done work with and do not provide any indication from the actually customer on how their experience was.

Have some idea about your drive- There are a few items you can do on your own to get an idea of what the extent of the data recovery will be before you sent it out to a data recovery company. For example if your drive letter is seen inside the windows operating system, although you cannot access it for whatever reason this type of recovery should be between $300-$600. If the drive cannot be seen inside the windows operating system, although it can be seen by the computers BIOS then the drive in almost all cases does not need to go into a clean room. Many bad data recovery companies will just tell you it is a clean room job to cover the costs of the clean room. Lastly, it is pretty good assumption that if a drive is making noise, clicking, or cannot be seen by BIOS that it will need a clean room. Anyone with computer repair experience will be able to provide these simple tests. Before you or a computer repair technician attempts to perform, any of these tests ensure the drive is not making any funny noises, powering on then off, or behaving in any way outside of the normal operation of a hard drive.

Levels of Data Recovery- Many data recovery companies have what they call levels of data recovery. There is no commonality between one company’s level 1 and another company’s level 1. This is due to no industry-defined standards detailing the levels of data recovery. The best way to understand the data recovery levels is to be aware that each companies levels are little different and ensure there are a clear explanation of the levels on their website. Here is an example of the five levels of data recovery with pricing offered by AE&E a Michigan based data recovery company. http://www.ineeddatarecovery.com/Michigan-Data-Recovery-Pricing.htmlsome other companies have two levels clean room and non-clean room. While this may sound less confusing data recoveries performed inside and outside of clean rooms are complex and the level of complexity ranges greatly. If a company is offering flat fee or two tier pricing they are most likely performing easy recoveries and returning complex recoveries stating they are non-recoverable. There are many hard drive failure cases where attempting to use these low skill level tools actually can hurt the disk drive and cause complete data lost.