February 2020

Laptop power button repair

By |2020-02-24T23:18:28-05:00February 24th, 2020|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Here’s what looks like a cobbled together mess, but what was done was an inexpensive repair to save a $600 laptop. This laptop had some nasty damage on the side that took out the power button. The original button

was lost and replacement parts weren’t available.New laptop power button

December 2019

October 2019

KB4517389 Causes Critical Error, Fails to Boot

By |2019-10-09T21:47:33-04:00October 9th, 2019|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Microsoft does it again. KB4517389 was released on October 8, 2019 and it’s causing more problems than it is supposed to fix. It’s causing critical errors for some, breaking the start menu (again) for others, and for even luckier users it’s breaking Windows 10 altogether. As for me I’m in the luckiest group where Windows […]

July 2019

Refurbished Laptops Available

By |2019-10-02T13:03:54-04:00July 24th, 2019|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

These laptops have been completely refurbished, upgraded and some even have solid state drives! A solid state drive will make a system behave as if it were running on steroids! No moving parts for all your data means that programs run significantly faster while your laptop battery lasts longer. A few of these systems even […]

May 2019

Don’t Become a Victim of Ransomware

By |2019-05-20T22:48:10-04:00May 20th, 2019|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

ransomware message on screen ransomware screen sample

Last year the city of Atlanta was hit with a ransomware attack. The city’s computer systems were infected and encrypted. The hackers demanded $50,000 in bitcoin. Since the beginning of the year five industrial and manufacturing companies were also infected […]

November 2018

October 2018

Malware Loads Before Windows

By |2018-10-29T15:57:51-04:00October 29th, 2018|iRecoverData Tech Blog|


malware keyboard

New PC malware is so invasive, it loads before Windows. This makes things quite a bit more dangerous for those running any version of Microsoft Windows.

Even if your system is displaying no virus infection warnings, it could still be infected. This is called a rootkit or […]

August 2018

Fake Programs

By |2018-08-17T13:38:55-04:00August 17th, 2018|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

For several years there has been the threat of fake programs out on the internet that are masqueraded as legitimate software. With more money to be made however, the proliferance of such software has risen dramatically. Recently someone brought in a system that was infected with a program called Advanced Password Manager, an illegitimate password […]

Lenovo Computers – Not Impressed

By |2018-08-02T22:17:44-04:00August 2nd, 2018|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

Lenovo Computer

Recently a customer, let’s call him Steve, brought in a Lenovo desktop computer. When I met with Steve, he said the system stayed on for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, then turned off. He initially was told by a local computer […]

March 2018

Best Laptops for 2018

By |2018-03-30T14:36:56-04:00March 28th, 2018|iRecoverData Tech Blog|

The best upgrade to any laptop is a SSD, or solid state drive. These are replacements for a standard moving parts hard drive. Having an SSD for a laptop makes sense as number one – it lowers the time it takes to read files. Your system may boot up and be ready in under 30 […]

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