Data recovery & destruction




Whether you want to

keep it or kill it - we

can help you.


Data Recovery Services
We all make mistakes and computer components do go wrong sometimes.
It always seems to happen at the wrong time and when we don't have a recent backup!
We offer a variety of Data Recovery Services for Hard-Disk Drives, CD's, DVD's, Floppy Disks and USB Pen Drives.




What you should know about your hard drive
Many people put blind faith in their computers, storing months or years of hard work, entire books, works of art, photos and other irreplaceable data without ever making a backup. Electronics has become more reliable in recent years but is still prone to failure. The Hard Drive - the main component for storing data on your computer is an electro-mechanical device that operates under extreme conditions. The question is not 'will it fail?' but rather 'when will it fail?'. We've seen drives fail after 5 years and we've also seen them fail after 5 minutes!

If you suspect your hard drive may have a fault or you have deleted an important file by accident, STOP!! The longer you keep operating the PC, the less likely a full recovery can be made. Also accidentally deleted files may be overwritten. Shut the PC down and seek help. Never try to boot from the affected drive or recover files to it.


How do I know if my hard drive is going to fail?

  • Machanical noise eg. clicking, ticking or clunk (hard drives should make a quiet smooth noise)
  • Hard drive is hot
  • Data access time from the hard drive is slow (takes longer to pull information from hard drive)

Isn't Data Recovery expensive?
Prices will vary according to what is wrong and what is involved in the recovery. Some jobs can cost very little but others may require specialist recovery (not performed locally) and may run into hundreds of pounds. What price can you put on those baby pictures from a year ago or that novel you've been working on for five years?
Price: From £25

Data Wiping
To safely dispose of old hard drives, proper 'data-cleansing' is favourable. This is also the case if you wish to sell or give away an old computer containing business documents, financial information, photos or other sensitive material. Simply deleting the files in Windows does not completely get rid of them. Readily available data recovery packages can recover the deleted files and gain access to this information.
We provide a data destruction - ideal for both personal and business data. Please contact us for more information. 


Important Information


All data retained by GW Computers is held for a period of 2 weeks from time of backup.



GW Computers

8 Blackfaulds Drive


West Lothian

EH47 9AT

Tel: 01501 763363




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