Hard Disk Conversion


We can read your old hard disks, even if you can't!


We guarantee to convert data from any hard disk


We work with the UK 's biggest blue-chip companies.


We've served more than 6000 customers since 1988!


Is your problem described below?


odd shape, size or interface

  • Have you got an unusual-looking hard disk (very big, very small, a strange shape, or non-standard connector) that you need to read?

the disk is formatted strangely

  • Have you got a disk which seems to be in a different format? (from a different computer or operating system, or with unknown drivers or non-standard connection cables)

they can read it but you can't

  • Has someone asked you to put some data onto a disk that they can read but you can't?

you no longer have the original computer

  • Do you need to read a hard disk which came from an old computer that you have long since got rid of?

get data onto CD, DVD, tape

  • Have you got a hard disk containing data that you'd like us to put onto CD or DVD or a hard disk, or backup tape, or onto the Web?

you've got a library

  • Have you got a whole library of data on hard disks where you want to get the data off onto another media, such as onto different disks or onto tapes?

damaged or corrupted disk

  • Have you got a hard disk that you can't read because it is damaged or corrupted?

you can't get at all of the data

  • Have you got a hard disk where you can only get part of the data back off it?

need to replicate data

  • Have you got a hard disk where you need to make multiple copies of the contents or put it onto multiple DVDs?

If you have any of these problems, we can help

So that we can deal with converting different computer disks, we also need to deal with the different computers, operating systems, backup software and file formats involved


Once we have got the files off any disk you send us, we can do one of two things:


  • we can put the files from your disks straight onto the type of tape or disk you want 'as is' without changing the data format of your files
  • additionally we can also convert the files from your disks to any other file format, before we put them onto the type of tape or disk that you can read


How much does it cost?


Click here to see how we go about answering all your questions about cost.

Why are we so effective at solving these kinds of problems?


Firstly, we set out in 1988 to tackle all the computing and technology jobs that nobody else wanted.


We soon discovered the following:


The more of them you do, the better you get!


Since our beginning we have found that the best way to solve the widest range of difficult technology problems was to build up the word's most sophisticated database of thousands of (often obscure) problems and solutions.

This has proved to be the best way to develop a detailed understanding of how to ask the right questions, in order to identify the right solution to a seemingly insoluble technical problem.


We have developed long-standing relationships with enormous numbers of individuals who are each experts (often retired) in solving one particular kind of technological problem.


When you call us with a problem, our long memories, detailed records and expert systems help us to ask you the right questions in order to 'get a handle on your problem'.


People tell us that we seem to know 'more than is humanly possible' about the most obscure problems, but we don't hide the fact that our knowledge is constantly augmented by our network of enthusiastic collaborators.


In fact, once we have solved your problem with some unusual or old technology, we might actually have the audacity to ask you to help us if someone else comes up with a similar problem in future (which perhaps gives an insight into how we appear to be so knowledgeable!) and offer to pay for your help!


We work on the principle that:


'the more problems we solve, the more problems we CAN solve'

Call us now on 01582 696911 and we'll be delighted to hear about it and tell you how we can help


Commercial & General Systems


37 Evelyn Road






Email enquiries@comgen.co.uk



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