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Is your Data lost? Professional Data Recovery.

Data Recovery is extremely difficult and time consuming process.  It is also not guaranteed and may even cause more damage to the drive you are trying to recover from. That being said, we have a 95% success score when it comes to data recovery. We can retrieve documents, folders, deleted items as well as photo and videos.

There are basically 3 types of data recovery we do namely :

  1. Accidental Deletion – this is when you accidentally erased or deleted files or folders to you’re recycle bin and then emptied the bin.
  2. Formatted Drive – this is when a drive was completely formatted either manually or by a new windows installation.
  3. Infected Drive – this is when files or folders was either moved, corrupted or deleted via a virus or malware infection.

We Use Professional Tools. Other’s Use Generic Software!

There are many companies claiming to be “Data Recovery” specialists. These companies tend to use software to get files from your hard drive. These files are usually corrupt or unreadable. Using software to recover data can also damage your hard drive even more, making it impossible to initiate data recovery a second time round.

We use specialized hardware for our Data Recovery. Our methods are verified and trusted by RapidStar Data Recovery in Canada.

  1. First we use RapidStar Technology to Detect any bad sectors on the hard drive.
  2. Second we repair, alter and restore all bad sectors, files and folders to its initial state.
  3. After the hard drive is restored and repaired to its optimal state, then we only start with the recovery if needed.
  4. In most instances the hard drive would be repaired to a state where software recovery is not needed.

One must be very careful when deciding on a hard drive recovery company.  Ask which equipment they are using to ensure it is not just generic software? You risk losing your data forever and still paying a minimum fee for their efforts.

Learn More About RapidSpar Recovery?

RapidSpar is the first cloud-driven device built to help IT specialists and other forensic recovery users to recover client data from damaged or failing HDDs/SSDs.

  • Recovers 95% of the cases that can’t be solved with software alone.
  • Applies much less stress on drives, reducing the risk of causing further harm.
  • Cloud-based automated solution which only requires basic IT knowledge.

More About RapidSpar…

DeepSpar began in 2001 as a small data recovery service provider. Finding a lack of appropriate data recovery equipment and methodologies in the marketplace, the company engaged in R&D to fill the gaps. As DeepSpar’s in-house tools improved, they garnered interest from other professional data recovery service providers.

It didn’t take long before requests for those tools outstripped requests for DeepSpar’s services – prompting the company to wind down the service side of the business and focus exclusively on building professional data recovery technologies. Since then, DeepSpar Data Recovery Systems has dedicated all of its resources to building field-tested solutions for data recovery professionals, emerging as the market standard in data recovery and helping hundreds of organizations grow their data recovery capabilities.

More recently, DeepSpar has begun working with general IT service providers for whom data recovery is only a small part of total revenues, and who lack access to fitting solutions. Software tools have limited capabilities and carry a high risk of causing further damage and permanent data loss during the recovery process. Professional tools are expensive and require a level of technical expertise obtainable only by full-time data recovery professionals.

In October, 2015 these considerations led to the launch of RapidSpar, a project that embeds DeepSpar’s extensive data recovery expertise into an easily accessible, cloud-based format. RapidSpar’s unprecedented automation dramatically reduces expertise requirements and decreases total ownership cost so that part-time service providers can do more work in-house.

Data Recovery Process

Analysis Report

24 Hours


We will issue you a full report detailing problems with drive. We will also send you a quotation via our Client Zone.

Client Approval

72 Hours

Compu Aid Clientzone

Client will need to approve quotation on our Client Zone for Compu Aid to start recovery. Your Client Zone details will be emailed to you as soon as we begin recovery.

Status Updates

Every 24 Hours

Compu Aid Clientzone

We will send status updates on your drive every 24 hours to ensure you are in the loop. This can also be viewed in the Client Zone.



Compu Aid Clientzone

We will send you an invoice to be paid before collection can take place. Your invoice and transcript of notification can be viewed in our Client Zone.

A large percentage of data recovery services comes from hard drive failures and is increasing. Because technology is advancing everyday, hard drives are getting larger and holding more data, which means that data recovery is more important than it used to be because people are worried about losing all of their precious data.

Hard drives are reaching capacity levels of 200 gigabytes or more. This means that the potential for extreme data loss has skyrocketed. Almost everything that is done is put on a hard drive in one form or another and people are neglecting to back up that hard drive and are at risk of losing everything.a

RAID systems are extremely complex and due to the extreme expertise needed to develop, administer, and maintain, there is much more potential for damage and configuration problems.

When a RAID system is not backed up correctly, it can lead to complete business failure or extreme financial loss. RAID systems are the most critical part of a company since everything is digital now. If your RAID system fails, do not touch it or try and fix it your self. Call a specialist or things could be lost forever.

Tape is primarily used for backup and is used as a sequential storage media. Tape allows for large capacity backup and is good for businesses. Just remember, like the RAID system, it is very complex and you should not take on the recovery yourself. You could end of making things worse.

Professionals have unique technology and tools specifically for tape recovery. Chances are, professionals have seen every kind of tape recovery and will be able to help as long as you do not make things worse.

Removable recovery involves storage media such as floppy disks, zip drives, and other related storage media. Theses storage devices are much smaller, therefore they hold less than the other types of media we have talked about.

There are a number of problems that can arise from these storage devices. These include physical damages and human error. These problems can cause overwritten data, disk reformatting, and virus damage. Every recovery situation is unique and when this happens make sure you call a professional right away.

Digital media devices include cameras, portable storage devices, and other flash media. Since these are becoming more affordable, there is a rising demand for recovery for these types of products. Data recovery companies have developed appropriate digital data loss solutions.

If you do experience a failure of any of these devices, do not panic and call a data recovery specialist right away. Compu Aid Services is here to help. Contact us today at 073 049 1360!

  • Data Recovery is not Guaranteed.

  • We may not get ALL your files back.

  • Can take up to one full week in worst case scenarios.

  • We have a 95% success rating

  • Min Fee – R500 Administration Fee

Success Rating
Turnaround Time
R500 Admin Fee
Returning Clients
  • NTFS (Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP)
  • FAT12 (DOS)
  • FAT 16 (Microsoft NT, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.X, DOS, IBM DOS)
  • FAT 32 (Windows XP, Windows 2000, ME, 98)
  • Personal computer (PC) 3.5″ hard disk drive recovery – SSD, IDE, EIDE, PATA and SATA connectors.
  • Laptop 2.5″/1.8″ hard disk drive recovery – SSD, IDE, SATA, Solid State Drives (SSD), ZIF, LIF, Fibre Channel and Micro SATA connectors.
  • External 3.5″/2.5″ hard disk drive recovery ““ USB 1.0, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Firewire and eSATA connectors.
  • Hard drive no longer recognized by the operating system or BIOS.
  • Hard drive detected by the BIOS / operating system, but reporting as unreadable.
  • Hard drive making strange / funny sounds when power is applied.
  • Hard disk drive not spinning despite power being applied.
  • Primary hard disk failure / Secondary hard disk failure.
  • Can”™t Read From the Source File or Disk
  • Inaccessible boot device.
  • Unable to access drive “X”.
  • Disk error, press any key.
  • Device not ready, reading drive “X”.
  • Operating system not found / missing operating system.
  • The BIOS recognizes the drive but with garbage parameters.
  • The BIOS recognizes the drive but the data is inaccessible.
  • The drive reports bad sectors.
  • NTLDR is missing, Press any key to restart.
  • Replace disk and press any key to continue.
  • The drive reads some data but reports cyclic redundancy checking (crc) errors.
  • Formatted device. Formatting a data storage device involves the operating system preparing a device or partition for use. Formatting normally leaves the data areas (on a sector level) intact despite not being accessible via the operating system.
  • Re-installation or reload. Data that was on the device prior to re-installing the operating system and/or applications (with or without formatting) would not be accessible via the operating system but is normally intact (on a sector level) unless overwritten in the process.
  • Deleted file(s) and/or folder(s). Accidental or intentional deleted directories and/or files would not being accessible via the operating system unless still in the recycle bin.
  • Deleted or corrupt partition(s). Partitioning refers to the act of dividing a data storage device into multiple or single logical storage units (partitions or volumes) onto which data can be stored. This allows you to have multiple virtual “œdisks”. Once these partitions are deleted or become corrupted the operating systems would not able to read the data from these “disks”.
  • Data corruption. Could be caused by a number of factors including storage device quality, application quality (e.g. bad programming), memory quality, power stability, incorrectly shutting down devices or applications, incorrect ejection of removable drives, virus or malware infections etc. Viruses are malicious software that can delete your data or even corrupt your files we strongly suggest you install reliable anti-virus software.
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Don’t Do’s!!

  • DO NOT open your hard drive and expose the media!!! There is nothing inside that needs the attention of a common user or do-it-yourselfer.

  • DO NOT try to swap circuit boards on modern drives. There may be firmware/system area conflict issues that may cause major problems.

  • DO NOT put your drive in the freezer and then try to spin it up. It is possible that moisture has condensed on the media surfaces.

  • DO NOT listen to your friends or continue to look for home remedies on the net such as the one mentioned above, seek professional help if you value the lost data.

  • DO NOT continue to power cycle a clicking or non-responsive drive; it’s not going work for you and may make the drive unrecoverable.

  • DO NOT install recovery software on the same drive/partition that your lost files are on, you will overwrite them with the installation.

  • DO NOT run the recovery CD/DVD furnished with your PC. Most OEM helpdesk techs don’t care about your data; they only want the hardware back on line.

Why Choose Us?

  • Outstanding Data recovery service

  • Superior Data recovery capabilities and experience

  • World-class Data recovery technologies

  • No data recovery evaluation fees

  • Data recovery confidentiality guaranteed

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