Do Not Panic When You Experience Hard Drive Problems

hrrBeing a responsible computer owner means you have to know how and when to get assistance with something that might be a little over your head. For instance, when you are trying to address hard drive recovery issues, if you are not familiar then you need to seek the help of experts. While you are discussing the issues with them, ask them for any DIY advice that they can offer you.

One thing to keep in mind once you hear that clicking or whirring sound, you do not have much time left to make a decision. The best thing to do is not to panic! You can always remove the hard drive and wrap it in a protective plastic bag. Do not wrap it in a towel! The fibers from the towel can cause more damage than good.

Take your time and do not jostle the hard drive around. The less friction and excitement it receives the better the chances you have to participate in a hard drive recovery process. This is when you want to treat it with the upmost amount of care and love! Making sure to backup any and all files before you lose them is the best piece of advice I can offer.

Do Not Become Blind Or Afraid Of These Signs Of Hard Drive Failure

In this day and age, no one should be afraid of technology and or computers. It is when there is a lack of knowledge or the fear of breaking something that the apparent signs of hard drive failure are entirely overlooked. This is one technological issue that should never be overlooked or ignored. It will not correct itself, go away, or repair itself. It will only do one thing, get worse and then totally fail.

If you are going to be using a computer or laptop, there are a few things you need to pay close attention to. Know your equipment and become familiar with how it acts and reacts. Whining, clicks, and grinding noises are never good If your screen turns blue, often referred to as the ‘blue screen of death’ When your system reboots, with no help from you. Frequently hanging up, freezing, or not responding at all.Error messages are never a good sign. Although there is no cut and dry reason as to why a hard drive fails, it could actually be a number of things. Damage, whether you are careful or not. Spills on or near the system can be detrimental. Also, the main temperature of the system can be an issue. If it is running to hot, or to cold, it could cause the first signs of hard drive failure.

Freezing: A Hard Drive Clicking Noise Solution

In today’s digital age, there are a lot of expensive ways to help troubleshoot a computer’s malfunctioning parts. Because of the complexities of various systems and processes, it gets more and more expensive to repair or fix and possibly replace any broken parts. This is the reason why when one hears an unusual hard drive clicking noise, an internet user proposed an ingenious idea that is admittedly a cheaper and more cost effective alternative to hard drive troubleshooting.

This user proposed to detach the computer’s hard drive and double bag it with a plastic Ziploc bag and place it at the coldest part of your freezer. Leave it there for at least twelve hours before thawing and checking to see if the hard drive clicking noise is gone. This life hack has been posted over and over the internet several times. There have been heated debates about whether this can really benefit users hearing a hard drive clicking noise in their computers or recover data safer and faster in case of hard drive crashed. Some have argued that this is a bad idea that might further damage your hard drive while other have posted various photos confirming its effectiveness. It’s still somewhat worth it for minor external drive issues, though, and other devices as well. At least if you are not in need of a RAID array rebuild or full on server recovery issue. IN that case, it’s strictly not a DIY project.

Hard Drive Recovery Group, meanwhile, offers professional data recovery for RAID 5 and 10 servers and Mac drives.

Good Data Recovery Tools

There are two great tools that will help your computer perform at its most optimal. The flash drive is a great back up tool for your computer. You can use this computer tool to transfer information from one computer to another relatively easy without having to rely on another tool. Continue reading…

Nurses Frequently Do Doctors’ Jobs


The next time you go to see a doctor, odds are good that you’ll actually see a nurse. Today, about 160,000 advanced-practice nurses — registered nurses (R.N.’s) with additional training — are giving checkups, delivering babies, caring for pregnant women, and administering anesthesia in the operating room. Some work alongside doctors in private practices and hospitals; others see patients on their own. The trend is growing because of a shortage of family doctors, as well as a meteoric rise in health-care costs. In under-staffed hospitals and clinics, nurses enable doctors to spend more time on difficult cases. And at salaries that average about 40 percent of primary-care physicians’, advanced-practice nurses can in some cases save money for medical groups and insurers. The savings, however, aren’t usually passed along to the consumer.

At least one health maintenance organization (HMO), Oxford Health Plans Inc., of Norwalk, CT, has begun a pilot program that allows members to choose an advanced-practice nurse instead of a doctor as a primary-care
provider — the first line of defense when you get sick. These nurses are able to prescribe drugs and admit patients to the hospital. They work closely with physicians at Continue reading…

Saving The Smallest Victims

Angelica was a beautiful baby. “She was perfect,” says Carmen Collazo, a 28-year-old police officer with the Eighty-third Precinct in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. “She had very dark hair, straight, but with a little bit of a curl at the ends. She had all ten fingers, all ten toes. She was lovely.

I’ll never forget that face,” adds fellow officer Jane Penney, 33. It was Penney who responded to a 911 call and pulled the five-and-a-half-pound newborn from a Dumpster outside a local bodega. On the way to the hospital, she performed CPR. “The baby was cold,” Penney remembers. “Cold and stiff and blue, so I knew … but still, you have to try.”


At Wycoff Heights Medical Center, Penney and Collazo — who’d answered a 911 call from the hospital and was already there, waiting — held hands and prayed as doctors tried to breathe life back into Angelica’s tiny body. But after frantically working for 45 minutes, they saw it was no use. On March 18, at 10:45 A.M., the little girl was pronounced dead.

Penney thought of her own little girls, Continue reading…

The Case Of The Dangerous Dermatologist

ddGerri Poe(*) will never forget the visit she made to her new dermatologist 11 years ago. She had an appointment to have some unsightly moles removed, and while she was waiting, she noticed a boldly headlined poster on the wall: CAN YOU SPOT A KILLER WHEN YOU SEE ONE? It listed the ABCs of the warning signs for
moles that can turn into cancerous melanoma: A for asymmetry, B for irregular borders, and C for varied colors. Poe became worried that some of her moles fit the description. Poe, a petite, fair-skinned woman who was then in her mid-20s, had found the doctor’s listing in the phone book. The ad featured a drawing of the pretty physician, with a promise: “Allyn Beth Landau, M.D., helps her patients to achieve and maintain healthy, natural good looks.” Landau, the ad said, was not only a doctor, but also a “scientific beauty expert.” Poe liked the sound of all that, plus the fact that Landau was on her insurance plan.

But that day in the San Francisco waiting room, Poe began to feel uneasy. The doctor’s office “had a
flamboyantly feminine feel,” she recalls — decorated in vibrant florals, with a bright red couch shaped
like a pair of lips. When Landau, an attractive ash-blond woman, then in her mid-30s, introduced herself to
Poe, she apologized for her appearance, explaining that she’d had a disastrous date the night before with a
guy who turned out to be a jerk. Poe was taken aback. “Doctors just don’t talk that way.” At another point,
Poe saw Landau walking through Continue reading…

How To Feel Younger Immediately

On a weekend getaway, you climb five flights of stairs to see the view from an old church — just as you
did on your honeymoon — but now you’re out of breath by the third landing, Your wardrobe has devolved into
thigh-length sweaters, blazers, and slacks with elastic waistbands. Whatever happened to the robust health
you took for granted not so long ago? Never mind where it went — what’s important is that you can get it back. No longer do we have to rely on the age-old advice to “take some tonic and get fresh air.” We have years of scientific inquiry for guidance.
Here, the latest on how to turn back the clock.

1. Eat Strategically

fcadLooking for the next-best thing to a youth potion? Try foods containing antioxidants — substances that neutralize chemicals believed to contribute to most age-related problems, including heart disease, cancer, and even wrinkles. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants, as are garlic, red wine (drink in moderation), green tea and, soy (try miso soup and tofu). Eat at Continue reading…

Economic Woes Hurt The Trade

Economic woes may be keeping Asia’s big spenders away from Rodeo Drive and Madison Avenue, but surprisingly, the high-end boutique business is still humming in both New York and L.A.

The reason: an influx of American tourists and a growing base of local customers.

Retailers such as Chanel, Hermes and Lacoste are seeing more tourists from Russia and South America in their stores, but the strongest growth has come from local customers and American shoppers.

“I don’t think there’s one particular ethnic group that has replaced those Asian shoppers,” said Tony Cherbak, a retail analyst and partner with Deloitte & Touche. “I think it’s basically these businesses are drawing from their basic demographics, especially Rodeo Drive, which has a hard-core following from its central demographics on the west side and Bel-Air.”

Marion Davidson, vice president of marketing for Hermes, said, “There are fewer Japanese customers, but those who are visiting the stores are spending quite a bit more. The Continue reading…