Here’s just an add-on to my last post.
A few years ago a friend of mine had some issues regarding his hard drive. It began to act funny and all of a sudden one day it just conked out. This kid had everything on that drive–I mean everything! His pictures, his music, all of his important documents and files. He had no choice but to call the professionals. After searching around, he finally decided on these data recovery services. It was a costly operation but guess what? He got his files back!! There is never any guarantee with these kinds of services but lucky him, it worked this time! Amazing, and to think that he assumed all his data was gone.
So just a word of caution: back up your data regularly! Or you’ll end up like my friend scrambling for a solution. He happened to find one, but you might not be so lucky!