Retrieve Files from Unbootable Hard Drive

Assume this situation where you switched on your computer in order to complete your project work that was half done. When you switched it on, Windows started booting and after sometime you got a blue screen with a message saying you that Windows won’t boot as some files are missing from it. You feel as if your world turned upside down when you see that system is refusing to boot for some reasons unknown to you. You have stored all your vital data on PC hard drive that doesn’t boot now and not being able to access it anymore scares you a lot. But fortunately, it is till possible to get back data from unbootable hard drive by utilizing a comprehensive hard drive recovery software.

Possible reasons behind unbootable computer hard drive are:

When your computer starts up, it looks for the boot instructions in the BIOS called as boot sequence. Boot sequence suggests your computer the order in which it is supposed to search for an operating system. If it comes across corrupted boot sequence instructions, it fails to continue the boot process and the booting process is interrupted halfway which makes the hard drive unbootable. On the other hand your computer won’t boot up if the boot sector is infected by the virus. Viruses such as Leonardo spreads through floppy disk and it might make your hard drive unbootable and as a result of this all the files becomes inaccessible.

Solution to overcome above problem

It is good to note the symptoms that are displayed prior to incident of hard drive that fails to boot, because you can take back up of your important files before data loss incident could strike. However, you need not regret later, as your files are not permanently lost from hard drive!!! They are present intact on HDD but you cannt access. This gives you hope to retrieve the lost, missing or inaccessible data from unbootable hard drive. Therefore, when computer displays a message saying that hard drive is not booting, stop using it, remove unbootable hard disk from it and attach it to a healthy computer in order to recover all the files.

Which hard drive software is the best option?

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software has advanced features to help you in getting back lost files from hard drive that won’t boot. The files retrieved from this software can be sorted with respect to file type, file name, creation date and file size so that users can easily locate required file within few seconds. This software even provides you the option to store recovered files in a location that you prefer. In order to estimate its ability, download its trial version on your Windows PC and follow the smple steps to restore files.

Procedure to retrieve data from hard drive that fails to boot:

  • Disconnect hard drive that won’t boot from your computer and attach it to a healthy system
  • Download and install software to your new computer
  • Run the application and begin the recovery process
  • As soon as you run the software, you will see two options which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose any one according to the situation you have come across
  • The application will now displays all the physical drives present on your system
  • Select the hard drive from where you want to recover files
  • Now you can see the logical drives present in the drive that has been selected. Mark on the partition that you want to recover
  • Now select the files you want to retrieve otherwise click on “Skip” in order to select all the files by default
  • The software starts scanning now and once the scanning process ends, you can see all the recovered files
  • Choose the files that you need to retrieve and click on “Next”
  • Preview media files in order to know that you have selected right one to recover
  • At last, save recovered files in a preferred storage location

Measures to be taken

  • It is necessary to take backup of important files so that if you come across any data loss situation, you can restore it easily by copying from backup
  • Install a good antivirus software in order to eliminate dangerous virus from your computer hard drive
  • Do not save recovered files again onto the same hard disk that does not boot