Data Recovery

Macroware Systems recover data from damaged, failed, corrupted or inaccessible storage media. Logical or software damage to a file system is far more common than physical damage is, and data recovery is possible without the need of clean room facilities. We offer a set price, completely free diagnosis and a no recovery - no fee policy. We recover passwords, documents, emails, photos, music, video & application data files on site in the Sydney area. Bring your computer to our workshop or have it picked up from your work or home.

USB/Firewire/eSata/Ethernet External/Removable Hard Drive

An External/Removable hard drive is any hard drive which attaches to a port on the outside of a computer case. These units are prone to all the usual problems relating to IDE & SATA hard drives plus

  • If the hard drive has been dropped and makes a ticking/musical noise when powered on
  • If Knocked the drive and makes a buzzing noise
  • If Overheating the drive will suddenly die and not be recognised by the BIOS

Windows/Linux Data Recovery

We have successfully recovered data from PC's displaying the following messages:

  • Primary Hard Disk not found. Press F1 to Continue
  • Invalid or corrupt FAT
  • Master Boot Record Not Found
  • Invalid partition table entries
  • Invalid sector
  • Cannot find file or program
  • Invalid
  • Primary/Secondary Hard disk failure
  • Virus attack

Macintosh Data Recovery

We have successfully recovered data where the Mac has displayed the following messages:

  • Cannot access <drive> because a disk error occurred
  • This disk is unreadable by this computer. Do you want to initialize the disk?
  • The disk <drive> cannot be accessed because a disk error occurred
  • Segment Loader Error
  • No such volume
  • Bad file name
  • not a Macintosh disk
  • bad master directory block