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Recovering Data from a Laptop

LAPTOP HARD DRIVE

I have an old laptop which I use with an external hard drive. I have been using this for several years in the same way, and store a lot of data on the drive. It has always worked fine, up to the point where I tried to use it in a friend’s computer. I have the data password protected, and so I typed in the password, and accessed the data, and it was all fine. However, when I went home, and put in the password, the computer would not accept it, and I could not get access to the files.

HP LAPTOP

I am in need of a bit of help with my laptop. What happened was that I left my computer running overnight in order to do some updates, but I did not realise that it was not plugged in. My husband had removed the plug to charge his iphone on the same socket earlier, and not put the plug back in when he was finished. There was not a lot of life in the battery, clearly, by the time I had finished using it for the evening, and so it shut down, or ran out of power, in the middle of the update. This is just the same as a crash, and it has meant that when I logged on the next day, I was not able to get into Windows. I eventually got into the OS using safe mode, and found that a lot of the data which I had stored on there is now missing. I am not sure why this has happened, but I also know that I will not be able to get the data back without the help of a professional data recovery company.