As an indispensable media to store or backup important data, hard drive plays an increasingly important role in everyday life. As a result, there's every need for you to learn how to repair lost data from hard drive since it's all too easy to lose hard drive data. Before sharing the specific way, I'd like to tell you 5 major reasons that may cause hard drive errors first.
1. Accidently file deletion or misoperation on hard drive.
2. Accidently formatted hard drive.
3. Hard drive structures are damaged or deleted.
4. Unexpected system shutdown or application failure.
5. Hard drive corruption due to virus attack, power failure, etc.
Can a broken/corrupted/formatted hard drive be repaired?
Fortunately, you still have the possibility to recover lost files from broken, corrupted and even formatted hard drive as long as you turn to Hard Drive Repair Software immediately before writing new data on it.
Hard Drive Repair Software is specially designed to recover lost documents, music, videos and other files from hard drive whatever causes data loss as well as restore lost data from flash card, SD card, USB drive, flash drive, floppy drive, CF card and many other commonly-used removable media.
How to recover documents/videos/audio from hard drive on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP
Moreover, Hard Drive Repair Software is so simple-to-up that only 4 steps you can successfully fix the formatted, broken or corrupted hard drive and retrieve the lost data from it. The detailed steps are laid out as below.
Step 1: Download the HDD Repair Software to PC first and launch it after installation.
Tips: To avoid system compatible issues, you must note that Hard Drive Repair Software is only compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, as to Mac users, please go for Hard Drive Repair Software for Mac to repair hard drive on Mac. Make sure to download the right version.
Step 2: Then select the file types you want to recover and then click "Next" to choose the location of the hard disk that stored your lost data.
Step 3: Click "Scan" to start scanning the lost documents, videos, audio, email and other files that once stored on the hard drive. After a while, the program will list them by category just as the picture shows.
Step 4: Choose your desired photos, videos, music, documents, etc. and click "Recover" to retrieve them to PC.
Optional: How to repair hard drive with CHKDSK in Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP for free
Alternatively, you can also use CHKDSK command to examine hard drive errors and repair them totally for free. Here's how to run CHKDSK in Windows 8.1/8.
Step 1: Press the Windows key to launch the Start Screen and type "cmd" to search for Windows Command Prompt.
Tips: If your PC runs on Windows 7/Vista/XP, you can get to the Command Prompt by going to Start > Run and typing "cmd".
Step 2: Right click on the Command Prompt and choose "Run as Administrator" from the bottom bar.
Step 3: Run the CHKDSK command and type the following parameters separated by a space each: chkdsk L: /f /r /x to the Command Prompt to repair hard drive problems.
But sometimes, CHKDSK command may not correctly diagnose the problem and make those recoverable data become damaged, fragmented and even unrecoverable.