So could data recovery company Kroll Ontrack recover any data from our broken, burnt and bathed desktops?
We put Kroll Ontrack to the test by systematically trying to destroy three desktops: one which was bathed in whiskey and water, one that was barbequed and one that was crushed by very heavy machinery.
Kroll Ontrack has a pretty good track record of recovering data from the most severe scenarios. Only last week it revealed that it had recovered data from a hard disc that was on the Columbia space shuttle, which exploded in 2003, killing its seven crew.
To find out more about this listen to our podcast interview about the Columbia space shuttle disaster data recovery with managing director of data recovery at Kroll, Jeff Pederson.
But to find out how Kroll Ontrack faired in our data recovery test watch this video below. There is also an accompanying interview with the managing director of Kroll Ontrack, which tells you all about the company.
Find out more about recovering your data and protecting your company's information from disaster by reading our guide to computer data recovery and visiting the ComputerWeekly.com IT Risk Management channel