Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What Physical Damage can do to your Data?

Physical damage is not like picking up your computer
and slamming it down on the floor or carrying it up a
flight of stairs only to drop it at the top.

Physical damage can occur in several ways.

You use your computer’s hard drive everyday not
realizing that every time you use it you are putting
your computer at risk of a malfunction that can lose
your data and be hard to recover it all completely.

Physical damage done to a CD-ROM is usually visible by
scratches or marks that can be seen. When you insert
these scratched up or marked disks into the hard drive
they can cause mechanical failure to your system.

You may or may not be able to reverse the damage once
it is done and your computer will never operate the
same. Dust can become trapped in the hard disk drive
causing problems in your computer that may be

This type of damage can be prevented if you take the
time to clean the area frequently and protect it with
protective covers.

In order to fix any of the problems done to your hard
drive you may need to take it to a professional in
order to get if fixed. Professionals discourage users
from fixing their own hard drives when physical damage
has been done.

Complications may occur and may make the problem hard
to fix with minimal expense. If you want to fix your
own physical damage, consult a professional to make
sure that you are using the right tools to keep damage
and cost to a minimum.