Friday, 21 October 2016


Ransomware: a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. It stops you from using a PC/system with the only reason of ‘ransom’. There could be different type of ransomware but with a common intention to prevent you from using a system. They can affect any PC users, whether it’s a home computer, endpoints in an enterprise network, or servers used by a government agency or healthcare provider.

Ransomware can:
It can prevent you from accessing Windows.
It can encrypt files so you can't use them.
It stops certain apps from running (like your web browser).

Issue: Ransomware will demand that you pay money (a “ransom”) to get access to your PC or files. We have also seen them make you complete surveys.

Techchef Data Recovery Suggests:There is no guarantee that paying the fine or doing what the ransomware tells you will give access to your PC or files again.

Contact us to get your data back:
Phone: 011-42657780, 22502256 

Friday, 19 February 2016

Myth: Hitting, slapping, or intentionally dropping my hard drive, can bring it back to life.

There are loads of rumors around the Internet about various thing you can do to bring your dead or bad hard drive back to life. The truth is, it’s technically possible these could help, but the chances of success are low and the chances for further damage are high.
It’s much more likely these techniques will further damage your drive to the point that even we can’t recover it.

“Hitting,” “slapping,” and “intentionally dropping” a hard drive, as crazy as it sounds, has been known to work before. However, this was back in the good-old-days when hard drives were prone to “stiction.” “Stiction” occurs when the heads of the hard drive “stick” to the platter and cause the drive to not spin. Slapping the drive then, offered a chance of freeing the stuck heads and freeing the platters so they can spin up. Even if the hard drive starts spinning again, the chances for recovering all the data is small, since now there is very likely platter damage (since you just “dragged” the heads across the platters).
In these rare instances, we use much safer techniques inside our lab to free up the “stuck” heads using tools specifically designed for the job. These tools gently lift the heads off the platters, unsticking them safely. The heads can then be safely moved back to their ramp or “park” position.

Hitting, slapping, or dropping a hard drive will often lead to scratched platters. Once platters are scratched, it’s likely no one will ever be able to recover the data (no matter how much you’re willing to pay), at least the data which falls under the scratched surface.

These dangerous “shock” techniques should never be used on a hard drive containing data that is valuable to you. It’s a guarantee that they will lessen your chances for data recovery with us and likely some data will be permanently lost. Visit us at 

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Care For Your Hard Drives And Make Them Last Longer: Avoid frequent On-and-Off of your computer

Care For Your Hard Drives And Make Them Last Longer: Avoid frequent On-and-Off of your computer

As a general rule of thumb, if you’re stepping away for more than a day, shut it down. If you’re going away for a few hours, consider sending the computer into standby or hibernation mode. Any less than that, you can either leave the computer on or send it into sleep mode with powered down disks.