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Three Effective methods to Recover Data from Crashed Hard Drive

Mar. 02, 2015 08:17 am / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery
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Hard drive failures are inevitable in the process of utilizing computer. As one of the most important parts of your computer, hard disk holds all the programs and files. If the hard drive fails to work, and you happen to have no backup in your hand, all files will be gone. Is there any hope to recover data from a crashed hard drive?

Sure, don't fret. The stored data are still there, only inaccessible at the moment and probably retrievable. The following article tells you to salvage crashed hard drive data with three methods.

Method 1: Rescue Data Using a Secondary Usable Computer

This option acquires you to connect the crashed hard drive to the secondary computer as a slave drive. Once the hard drive attached, please follow the procedure below:

Step 1: Get Crashed Hard Drive Data Recovery

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Step 2: Install the program

Install the program in any available partition of the secondary computer. 3.24 MB free space is enough. And it can work well under all windows platforms, such as Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista/2000/2003/2008 and Windows server series.

Step 3: Perform Data Recovery

Run the program, in the interface, choose the types of files you are to restore first. And then select the crashed hard drive and click "Scan". In the next window, check the scanned result to see specific files and then click "Recover" button to complete recovery.

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Method 2: Boot CD to Repair Crashed Hard Drive and Get Back Data

If you have no secondary computer besides you, but luckily owing a boot CD, you can boot crashed hard drive with CD and run diagnostic utility on the hard drive to rescue files from there.

Method 3: Take Use of Third Party Software

With a secondary computer in the hand, but have no USB adaptor to hook up the crashed hard drive to other desktop, and having no boot CD around. Please come to the third option. Here you can recover crashed hard drive by using third party software. Data Recovery WinPE allows you burn bootable iso file to CD or USB drive to boot crashed hard drive to perform data recovery.

Here is the detailed tutorial.

Step 1: Burn iso File to CD to USB

Install Data Recovery WinPE in the usable computer. Run the program. Insert CD or USB to the computer. In the main interface, select the device and click "Burn" button to begin burning.

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Step 2: Reboot Crashed Hard Drive from CD/USB to Execute Data Recovery

The specific data recovery process, you can refer to this tutorial about how to recover crashed hard drive.

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