Recovering Files from Non-Bootable Windows 7

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“My Windows 7 desktop has stopped to boot. From past few days, system used to give clicking noise on start up; I just ignored it thinking this would become fine gradually. But, things went worse and now I am unable to boot the system. Can anybody help me out to get back files from this non bootable Windows 7 hard drive?”

Many computer users like to afford Windows 7 operating system because of the wonderful futuristic options provided by it. But, Windows 7 might become unbootable in many conditions upon which data from system hard drive will be out of user’s reach. Windows 7 system hard drive may fail to boot when the hard drive is having issues like:

  • Boot sector failure: Boot sector is a vital section that is responsible for loading operating system and kick-starting various functions on hard drive. If this sector gets corrupted due to malware intrusion, OS crash, incorrect installation of Windows 7 OS and other reasons then Windows 7 system will not boot as normal
  • Hard Drive Failure: Factors that are responsible for hard drive failure are presence of bad media spots, fragmentation of hard drive memory, errors while performing crucial tasks like repartitioning or OS reinstallation. When hard drive on Windows 7 system fails, it becomes unresponsive and gradually non bootable

Though user will be deprived to access files from non bootable Windows 7 system, one need not bother any more. This troublesome situation when Windows 7 hard drive turns corrupt and becomes unbootable can be resolved by recovering files from such hard disk using renowned data recovery program.

Unbootable Windows 7 hard drive file recovery program:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is prominent software to extract each and every file from unbootable Windows 7 hard drive. Its inventive modules are designed by professional data recovery experts to easily recover files from non bootable Windows 7 computer without causing any damage to file contents. This software can retrieve documents, images, PDFs, presentation files, archives, program files, videos, audios and all types of files from non-booting or failed hard drive just in clicks. Apart from Windows 7, this tool can rescue data from unbootable dead computer running with Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Server 208 and 2003 operating systems. One can utilize this wonderful program to restore data from external hard drive, SSD, USB flash drive, memory cards etc. having FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, ReFS, NTFS, NTFS5 file systems.

Follow these steps to retrieve data from non bootable Windows 7:

  • Connect your non bootable hard drive to a healthy Windows computer using proper USB cable
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on a healthy Windows computer
  • Next, install and run the utility on this computer
  • As main screen appears with two major options, go for ‘Partition Recovery” option
  • Now, software displays all drives associated with host Windows system
  • Select unbootable Windows 7 hard drive that is externally connected to system
  • Moving next, mention the file types to recover from non bootable hard disk or else simply skip this step by clicking on ‘Mark All / Skip button
  • Software starts to scan Windows 7 hard drive and displays scanning progress in Status bar
  • Once this process ends, all restored data will be listed under ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Toggle between these two view modes and preview selected files from recovered list of files
  • At last, select a destination location on host Windows hard disk or on other external storage device to save recovered data

Things to Remember:

  • Never save recovered data back to same unbootable Windows 7 hard drive as it may cause data overwriting
  • Avoid using multiple anti-virus software to scan Windows 7 hard drive; use any one powerful tool
  • Backup essential data from Windows 7 hard drive to avoid situations like mentioned above

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