Restore Windows Data after Critical Hard Disk Drive Error

“Hi, I am using Windows 7 operating system on my desktop. Today when I switched on my computer it suddenly encountered a bug like critical hard disk drive error has been detected! I really don’t know why it’s showing this error and what’s gone wrong on my computer hard drive. I had stored some personnel data and a huge collection of movies which I had collected from past few years on this computer hard drive. I am really in need of these data and I don’t have any backup, so I kindly request you to help me!!! Thanks”

Hard disks have a huge capacity to store valuable data or bundle of important information. But no one would take interest to backup their data or important files so that it can be recovered at the time of hard drive failure, corruption or other issues. Hard drive failure can happen anytime due to bad power supply, virus attack, damaged block and sectors, corrupted operating system files, etc.

For an instance the critical hard disk drive error has been detected all of sudden on your Windows system! This error is encountered in your system, when Windows Repair tool has detected a bad sector on hard disk. This error may cause the following problems:

  • Data corruption or loss
  • Inaccessibility of the hard drive
  • System error and failure

Because of the scratches on Disk platter, bad sectors are formed in your hard drive, it causes abnormal freezing of your system. When you try to recover data from bad sectors, it creates more bad sectors causing more loss of data on hard drive.


You can help to solve some computer problems and improve the performance of your computer by making sure that your hard disk has no errors.

  • Open computer by clicking the Start button and then clicking Computer.
  • Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check and then click Properties.
  • Click the Tool tab and then under error checking, click Check Now. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  • To automatically repair problems with files and folders that the scan detects, select automatically fix file system errors. Otherwise the disk check will simply report the problems but not fix them.
  • To perform through disk check, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors. This scan attempts to find and repair physical errors on hard disk itself, and it can take much longer time to complete. To check for both file errors and physical errors, select both.
  • Click Start. Depending upon the size of your hard disk, this may take several minutes. For better results, don’t use your computer for any other task while it’s checking for errors.

Windows data recovery after critical hard disk error:

If you want to restore data when critical hard disk drive error has been detected on Windows, then use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool. This software is specially designed to recover data present on healthy sectors before and after bad sectors on hard disk. This application consists of disk image functionality, which creates disk images (exact replica of hard drive as a file) to bypass bad sectors and hence data can be retrieved after scanning disk images. This tool scans each and every sector of hard drive to restore missing or erased data. The restored files can be stored in compression fashion to save hard disk space. You will be able to save recover session in order to avoid re-scanning the hard drive. This program allows you to categorize the retrieved files according to title, date, file extension, size, etc. so that you easily identify the data. This software can be used by every individual to recover their data on both internal and external storage device.

Steps to recover data after critical hard disk drive error on Windows:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your Windows system
  • Run the software to start recovery process and follow the onscreen procedure
  • The software displays two options in main screen. i.e.,”Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Since you need to recover data after critical hard disk drive error, select ”Partition Recovery” option
  • The application scans the entire hard disk and display all the logical and physical drives present on your system
  • Choose the particular physical drive from which you need to retrieve data and press ”Next” option
  • Then you will get a wizard with different file types, you can either choose a particular file type or simply click on “Skip” option to select all file types by default
  • After the completion of scanning process, the application will display recovered data either in “Data View” Or “File Type View”
  • At last save the recovered data to any reliable external storage device (don’t save the recovered data to same hard drive)


  • If your hard drive consists of too many bad sectors then fix it, otherwise it could damage other data
  • Regularly run chkdsk tool to fix hard disk problems
  • Update security application to protect your data stored on hard drive

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