Category: Software

Hard Disk Initializing ? Error and Recovery

As the technology advances, computers are getting much faster by the day. As compared to early computer systems, modern systems boot so fast that they attempt to auto-detect the hard drive. Before the hard drive is ready, operating system starts. In such situations, if hard drive is failing, problems might go undetected. If system BIOS is taking sufficient time to initialize the hard drive, probable issues could be related to hard drive or mere BIOS settings. In some of the critical situations, you might need to replace the hard drive and restore lost data from backup. But when backup raises corruption or unavailability issues, it necessitates the use of Hard Disk Recovery solutions.

You might receive the below mentioned error message while attempting to start your system:

“Hard Disk Initializing; Please wait a moment...”

If you encounter this message, but the boot process proceeds as normal, you need not to correct or perform any task. But if system hangs after this error message occurs, hard disk needs to be troubleshot.

To solve hard disk issues, you should consider these recommendations:

You need to check if hard disk is detectable by controller. Use BIOS auto-detect feature. If hard disk is not auto-detected, it could be hardware issue. However, if BIOS can detect the hard disk using auto-detect feature, the issue could be that hard disk is not partitioned and formatted (It generally occurs with a brand new hard disk). You should partition and format the hard disk in such cases. Try to boot the hard disk using bootable disk and run chkdsk to check and repair file system inconsistencies. If chkdsk cannot correct it, reformat the hard disk and restore from backup. Use Data Recovery applications if backup fails to restore. If hard disk doesn’t boot up, check for jumper settings and hard disk cables. If this is not the issue, consult Hard Disk Recovery technicians for recovering lost data (if backup gives errors or is absent). They provide disk recovery services, in which a failed hard disk is analyzed and intermediately repaired for extracting lost data.

Stellar Information Systems Limited is the foremost Data Recovery company providing advanced data recovery solutions. It provides read-only and comprehensive recovery applications for operating systems including Windows, Linux, Novell, Macintosh and UNIX. Also, it offers confidential Hard Disk Recovery service, facilitated by Class 100 Clean Rooms, high-tech tools and techniques and developed inventory.

The latest Breed of Web and Email Hosting Services

The latest breed of web and email hosting includes back office applications such as your corporate bulletin or forum, web-based meeting/chat room, calendar sharing with webSMS reminder, online storage with secure file management, and Internet scheduled backup service.  These are services that you normally need to pay separately to use on your domain; now, however, they are all available within the latest breed of web and email hosting.

The user basically will login through a login page which is linked from your company homepage.  Once the user login, he or she will have access to the web mail and all these applications, depending on whether the admin of the back office has put them in the group with access rights granted.  For example, the topics on the bulletin board are accessible by different groups based on the access rights given by the admin.  There could be a financial forum which can only be accessed by the people under the group of say ‘Financial’.  Other groups like ‘Sales’ or ‘Marketing’ might not be granted the access to the financial forum.

The admin also has the right to create or delete as many users as required besides granting the access rights to different groups and assigning the disk space for each user.  With the owner of the business being the admin, he or she can easily add or remove a user to or off the company portal and control the access rights of the staff for the company’s applications and information.

The access control is particularly useful when it comes to the online storage and the secure file management system as it only allows groups with required access rights to see certain folders, read the content or change the files within the folder.  The user can also save attachment from the webmail to the online storage.  The online storage is accessible from anywhere with Internet access via a web browser.  It also makes file sharing so much easier within the company or with customers and vendors, especially when the size of the file is huge, or the number of files to share is big.

Along with the online storage is the Internet backup service, which is essential to your personal or office data protection and disaster recovery.  Data loss has always been one of the most critical factors that affect business continuity, and therefore data protection should not be taken lightly.

Laptop – Maintain your New Laptop

Now you just got your great new laptop and you are ready to work with...or play. Congratulations!

But getting it is just the beginning and because you spent money on it, doesn't matter how much, you must ensure that it's life is going to be as long as possible

For this I present you a few tips to extend your new laptop's life.

Battery life - we all know that a battery cannot be charged infinitely. So every time you can use a power supply, use it, and take out the battery if it's charged. And when you are on battery, dimmer your screen to the lowest setting, disable auto bluetooth and WiFi network detection. Best way to dimmer your screen brightness is by creating a power scheme(Control Panel/Power options) for maximum battery.

Save your keyboard and screen - the best way to protect your laptop from dust, sand, or crumbs is an iSkin, which keeps crumbs out from between the keys and also protects the screen from keyboard scratches. You can periodically clean your keyboard with compress air from dust and other not wanted things.

Avoid spills on your keyboard...but if you happen to experience this(hope you don't) shutdown the laptop immediately, take the battery out and disconnect all the peripherals. Then lift the computer and turn it to the side and upside down to drain any liquid. Then use a hair dryer to dry the laptop.

Secure your data - always use a secure firewall, use strong passwords and turn off sharing when connected to internet. You may also consider encrypting your personal data in case your laptop is stolen.

Use a laptop bag - is recommended to use a laptop bag special built to protect your precious.

Back-up your data - the risk of hard drive failure is more increased in case of laptops, so backing up your data is essential. You can use an external drive for this...or burn important data on CDs or DVDs.

Manufacturing isn’t just a matter of hardware and skill anymore

Software solutions in the manufacturing industry are a key component that all the major players take advantage of and require to function. Modern Manufacturing Software doesn't just keep belts and components timed. It allows users to track entire process chains from the top down. It provides individual components with traceability, letting users determine facts about their process chains both during and after the manufacturing process. It allows for expansion to include best practices and quality control, allowing users to catch problems before they come to pass in the first place.

Robust software for manufacturing doesn't just allow a process-oriented manufacturing system to function. It enables it to function better, enhancing the efficiency of the operation at every step it is integrated at. Full software solutions even allow for the integration of supply needs, quoting and conversion, allowances for replacement or substitute parts, and even outsourcing and billing. Manufacturing is a rapidly-changing game, and there's no reason to hold back on the software solutions you employ. If you are looking to enhance the efficiency of your manufacturing, and every process and procedure that follows, a proper suite of manufacturing solutions may give your business the edge it needs to remain competitive and expand.