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Crashed Hard Disk Recovery Tool

  • Restore data from damaged HDD due to virus infection
  • Capable of retrieving lost documents, songs, videos, pictures, etc.
  • Extremely user-friendly interface
  • Perform recovery in just few mouse clicks
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With the advent of technology and needs of individuals, the external hard drives are the common choice among users for both business and personal use. External drives are a type of digital storage device with greater storage capacity. They are portable and compatible with most of the computers. They are of lightweight and very compact. They have an excellent ability to back up data from your internal drives and have a great data storage capacity. They are primarily used to transfer files from one system to another very easily. Laptops or notebook users generally use them. They are solid-state devices as they have no moving parts and comprise of the great mechanism in storing data by using semiconductor devices.

Hard drives have a reliable feature of plug and play. Even though these devices are very reliable at some point of time, they do crash and their files will be inaccessible. If you have lost the data due to logical issues then you can restore it using recovery tools.

There are several reasons that contribute to data loss from hard drive such as :

  • MBR Corruption: MBR is a boot sector which stores the Operating System. When you turn on the system, the BIOS loads the MBR to boot the Operating System. If the MBR gets corrupted then it does not allow the BIOS to boot the Operating System resulting in error messages like Missing Operating System. MBR may get corrupted due to improper system shutdown, viruses etc. which leads to hard drive crash.

  • Formatting the Hard Drive: Formatting the drive deletes entire data stored on it that reduces the chances of data recovery. Do not connect the hard drive to check whether the data is accessible in other system since, it may result in overwriting resulting in permanent loss.

  • Re-partitioning the hard drive: While conversion of file system from FAT to NTFS you need to re-partition the hard drive. If the process of conversion is interrupted in between due to power surge or other reasons, can result in huge data loss.

  • Human Negligence: The data loss can be primarily a problem due to human negligence. This is the common problem amongst all. If the data present on external hard disk is accidentally deleted when you are removing unwanted data from it then you tend to lose data from it. There might be a situation when you are trying to remove a logical drive or partition from the drive and you unintentionally select the wrong one then also there is huge data loss.

The data can also be corrupted if some harmful virus infects the hard drive, which leaves the drive inaccessible. While transferring files from computer to the drive if you eject the interface cable then also the data gets corrupt and leaves it inaccessible.

Therefore, take a backup of essential data to avoid data loss. Once you find that, you have lost the data then stop copying or saving new data to avoid permanent data loss. Make use of relevant hard drive restoration tools in order to recover lost data from the hard drive. The recovery software should not be installed in the external drive from which the data has to be recovered because it might overwrite the data. Hence, it should be installed in the system to which the external drive is connected for recovery. Read more about recovery on Windows 7 operating system.

Windows hard drive recovery software is the best tool available to effectively recover the deleted and lost data from the external hard drive. This software has some advance features in recovering the data from hard drive. It recovers data from crashed, corrupted, formatted and re-formatted partitions or drives. It supports file recovery from NTFS formatted drives and recover data from overwritten hard drives, click here to know more. It also bypasses bad sectors by creating disk image files and recover files from different types of memory cards, iPods, USB drives, FireWire drives, etc. You can download the trial version, which is free of cost, and check its capability of recovering files. Once you are satisfied with the previewed result then you can save it by purchasing the software.

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Follow the steps mentioned below to recover hard drive data:

Step 1: Disconnect affected hard drive from PC and connect it to another PC as a secondary storage device. Download and also install the trial version of Windows Hard Driver Recovery software in your system. Launch the program by double clicking the desktop shortcut. The main window appears as shown in Figure 1. Choose "Recover Drives" option from the main screen and proceed further.

Recover Data from Crashed Hard Drive - Main Screen

Step 1 : Main Window

Step 2: When you select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option, a new window appears. The new window provides you an option to recover deleted/lost partitions and to recover formatted/reformatted partitions. Select "Partition Recovery" option and proceed to the next step as shown in Figure 2.

Recover Data from Crashed Hard Drive - Select Partition

Step 2 : Select Partition Recovery

Step 3: Once you select "Partition Recovery" option, the program detects all the physical drives and displays it as shown in Figure 3. Select the drive from which you want to recover lost partition and click on "Next".

Recover Data from Crashed Hard Drive - Tree view screen

Step 3: Select Drive

Step 4: When you click "Next" you get an option to search for a particular file based on its unique signature by selecting the file type from the list that is displayed as shown in Figure 4. You also have an option to "Skip" this step.

Recover Data from Crashed Hard Drive - Save Recovered Deleted files

Step 4: Select File Type

Step 5: On clicking "Next" scanning process starts. The software recovers deleted files and displays all the recovered data as shown in Figure 5. You can use "Preview" option to view the recovered data and can save the recovered data.

Save Recovered Deleted files

Step 5: View Recovered Data

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