Safe Data Recovery from Failed Internal Hard Drive

When system hard drive fails, you will no longer be able to open up any programs or access system data. When it happens you might have noticed these symptoms- system unable to boot- frequent system crash- drive remains undetectable, error message stating: ‘drive has failed’ etc. It’s observed that these kind of situation arise unexpectedly and user won’t be aware of it. At this point, you can make use of some basic troubleshooting techniques and try to fix this very issue. Here you go with some relevant methods:

#1. Verify Physical connection: Before taking a major step, initially check out the internal connections and see if they are properly connected. You need to look aside cables along hard drive component and the motherboard. Also see to it that you are doing this carefully without harming other connections. Sometimes it will be minor faults with wires that would make it seem like entire HD has failed.

#2. Check if HD is detectable: Look that if hard disk drive is shown up in accessible drives. Even though you are not able to boot the computer you can still check it by entering into BIOS mode during system startup (pressing Del/Esc/F2/F10 – depending upon system manufacturer). After entering into BIOS mode, go through menu and see if your drive appears in the list. If yes, your hard drive is still in pretty good condition and problem is somewhere else. And if the drive is unrecognized then it indicates that disk is severely damaged.

If any of the above two methods doesn’t seem to help you out, then try out the next method for failed internal hard drive data recovery.

#3. Protect your data: You can ultimately restore your hard disk data with Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program at such conditions. This tool is recommended because any wrong action could possibly wipe out entire drive data and that could be a permanent loss.

Procedure to retrieve data from failed internal hard drive:

Step 1: With a great care remove your internal HD device and connect it to a healthy Windows system

Step 2: Get it here the recovery tool and start installing it on your computer

Step 3: Run the program. A main screen appears where you find two different options

  • Partition Recovery
  • Formatted/Reformatted Recovery

Go with Partition Recovery to extract data from failed drive

Step 4: Hitting on Next button triggers the program to initiate scan

Step 5: After deep scan, program returns all recovered drive data. Here it avails users to pick data that is required (you can even choose all contents)

Step 6: Next you will be asked to choose among File Type View and Data View patterns

Step 7: You can also choose to preview recovered data before saving it

Step 8: Lastly, choose a storage location (ex: save to external drive), where restored data needs to be saved

Additional key points:

  • This tool will retrieve data from both internal as well as external hard drive types
  • Supports well on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/Windows Server 2008/2003 versions
  • Helpful to regain data during disk format, partition errors, bad sectors, corruptions etc.