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6 Common Causes of Data Loss

Data loss is a problem for businesses and home users. So what can you do to avoid data loss on your computers and laptops? Here's a list of solutions.Do you know anymore?

1

Hard drive failure

Hard drive failure

60% of #harddrives that do crash are usually down to mechanical issues such as overheating, damage, or shorts of power. Although there is nothing you can do to prevent this, taking your laptop to a professional could recover some files.

2

Viruses and malware

Viruses and malware

Your laptop fights off risks everyday stemming from viruses and malware. And these need to be removed or they can infect your data and destroy or steal sensitive data.

3

Power failure

Power failure

You can lose #data through a power loss either from a lack of battery power or a mains supply problem. So the file you were backing up gets lost. If the power is suddenly cut off, retrieving files may not be an option and a IT professional may need to look into the case for you, should there be any hope of recovery.

4

Human error

Human error

40% of data loss is down to human error, which is a rather substantial percentage when it can easily be avoided. A good backup system is required.

5

Damages

Damages

Fires, water damage and explosions are also causes of #dataloss. Spillages are usually the most common form of damage but unfortunately laptops are not waterproof in the slightest, therefore files can be wiped instantly due to a short circuit. Always have an external drive or use the cloud.

6

Theft

Theft

The theft of a laptop is another way to lose #data. f you must take your laptop out of the house, always carry it in a brief case and ensure that you never leave it unattended.