Data Recovery after Disk Boot Failure

It’s very common that people lose their data loss due to disk boot failure in their computer systems. Boot failure occurs when you are starting your computer system and the system is unable to find any registry files. So, this makes the system unbootable and restricts the user to access their computers data.  For example, when you try to start the computer, you might get a boot failure error message suggesting that it cannot load because of a computer disk configuration problem (or) you may also encounter an error message such as “DISKBOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER”.

The above message means that there is a disk boot error and you can no longer have access to the computer. The only remedy is to reinstall the operating system. But this remedy might turn into a disaster because after reinstallation all the valuable data that were present on your hard disk will be lost.

Let us see the common reason why hard drive fails to boot

  • Wrong BIOS Settings: The BIOS is a program which runs at the beginning of a computer startup. It identifies computers hardware and provides access to settings regarding the computer hardware. Among other settings, the BIOS integrate boot settings that tell the computer how to boot and what medium to boot from, such as floppy disk, hard disk, CD or network. Setting a wrong order for the booting devices might leave the computer failing to boot
  • Boot Sector Viruses: Most viruses cause damage to the files on the hard disk, but there are some viruses which can cause damage to the boot sector of the hard disk. When a boot sector is infected the hard disk drive fails to boot
  • Hardware Issues: Hardware problems are other possible causes for boot failures. Faulty RAM memory or hard disk drives are the most common. A memory with bad sectors might show up at the system check as OK, but as the booting information is loaded into the bad sectors, it might prevent booting.
  • Software Problems: A failure of the operating system or other third party software which conflicts with system settings can also lead to a boot failure. In such cases, using a system recovery disk or reinstalling the operating system is the only solution. Which may result in data loss

How to recover data after hard drive fails to boot?

All the above-mentioned scenarios could lead to boot failure and data loss. To retrieve those lost data, the best method is to find a professional data recovery software. Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software is the very all-in-one data recovery software. This has powerful features and advanced built in algorithms to recover lost data. Apart from recovering lost data the software also recovers missing / formatted partitions and so on.

How Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software works?

  • Remove the affected hard drive and connect it to a healthy desktop  or laptop
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to that desktop / laptop
  • Run the software and stick to the onscreen procedures
  • You’ll find two recovery options, choose “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” based on your scenario
  • The software will display all the logical and physical drives present on the system
  • Select  the affected hard drive and press “Next”
  • The software scans again and displays all the logical partitions present on the selected hard drive and choose the logical drive from where data is to be recovered and click on “Next”
  • The software allows you to select the file type to be recovered, make your selection or click on “Skip” to select all the file types by default
  • Allow the software to complete the scan
  • As the scanning ends, software displays all the recovered files in two distinct view types; “Data Type” and “File Type”
  • Toggle between the two view type, to view and select the files which you need to recover
  • In case you are not satisfied with the recovery result, then use “Smart Scan” option to perform rigorous disk scan
  • Preview the files and save the recovered files to your desired location (Not to the same hard drive)


  • Defragment your hard drive on regular basis
  • After any data loss situation it is suggested not to use the hard drive
  • Avoid using the hard drive which has bad sectors
  • Always backup your important data on regular basis
  • Make use “Read-only” option to protect your important files
  • If your hard disk has any troubles like clinking noise, system freeze, sudden system restart etc, then do not avoid these warning

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