ALERT

[LAST CHANCE] Data Layer: Modern Business, Defined

PC Recovery

Definition - What does PC Recovery mean?

PC recovery is the process of recovering a PC from software- or hardware-based problems and restoring it to normal working condition.

It enables PC users to regain basic operations on their computers after experiencing a crash, corruption, physical/technical error or other problems that have made the PC inaccessible.

PC recovery is also known as computer recovery.

Techopedia explains PC Recovery

PC recovery is the effort made by end users or system administrators in recovering and restoring a computer from a problem that has made it inaccessible. Typically, PC recovery requires a diagnosis of the problem, and then finding and implementing a solution.

The most common reasons that PC recovery is required include:

  • Operating system or critical files are corrupted - The PC in this case is generally recovered by reinstalling the OS or using the OS's native recovery solution, such as the System Restore feature in the Windows family of OSs.

  • Intentional or unintentional file deletion or formatting - Recover and restore data and files that were deleted or formatted using backup storage or through a data recovery tool.

  • Hardware malfunction: Replacing or repairing hardware components in the PC

Techopedia Deals

Connect with us

Techopedia on Linkedin
Techopedia on Linkedin
Tweat cdn.techopedia.com
"Techopedia" on Twitter


'@Techopedia'
Sign up for Techopedia's Free Newsletter!

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

Resources
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.