How to Recover Data from Error Reading Drive?

“We have a quite old computer in our house and my parents use it. But that computer is no longer working since yesterday. When I try to boot, it starts normally and Windows logo comes up but soon after a window emerges with an error message stating that “data error reading drive c” along with options: retry, ignore and fail. I have failed to find out cause for this issue. Even though this computer is very old, I will be damn happy if there is any way to recover data from it; since my parents would be pleased with that. Is there any way which can help me? Thanks in advance.”

The error message mentioned in above situation might be a sign of hard drive failure or severe data corruption. Data error reading C drive precisely means the IDE controller is unable to read C drive. To fix this issue you can give a try for these techniques:

1. Disconnect power cord, open case of PC, remove IDE cable of hard disk and reconnect it. See if it resolves the problem.

2. To test the hard disk, run ScanDisk using these steps: Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tool > ScanDisk > select drive which you want to check for errors > Thorough > Start

3. Remove hard disk from system; connect it to spare IDE cable of other computer as primary slave drive. Start the computer and run scandisk in windows on this drive

Running ScanDisk via Thorough option inspects the hard drive for any physical damage. If broken data is discovered, ScanDisk provides you option to save damaged data onto a file or to discard it.

If ScanDisk fails to repair damaged data from hard disk then you may need to take hard disk to computer service professionals. But to recover your precious data safely from the hard disk showing data error reading C drive, you can trust and utilize Yodot Hard drive Recovery program.

Staunch software to restore error reading hard drive data:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool is an apt solution to restore data from Windows computers showing data error reading drive C. The utility is capable to create disk images to avoid bad sectors resulted in hard disk failure and retrieves data from it. You can take help of the application in effortless retrieval of data from high competence hard disks such as SCSI, SATA and SAS etc on desktops and laptops running with Windows OS. It has robust feature to locate lost FAT or NTFS partitions on hard disk. Along with restoring unreadable drive data using this tool, you can recover data when you are facing hard disk partition not formatted error. It is the professional program which aids you in easy retrieval of formatted drives, inaccessible or non-booting hard drives. When Windows file systems, which stores name of saved files and folders present on hard drive gets corrupted, this pertinent software provides pseudo name to those files and folders and retrieves them. Without altering source data, this application restores complete hard drive data running on Windows Server 2003, Server 2008, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 operating systems.

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Procedure for restoration of unreadable drive:

  • Obtain Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software, install it on your healthy computer
  • Connect the drive showing data error reading drive and run the application
  • Prefer Partition Recovery option situated on main screen
  • Pick connected hard drive listed under Storage Devices label
  • Select all partitions located in Found Drives/Partitions list
  • Click on Skip key and finish the scanning
  • Mark data which you wish to restore in File Type View or Data View
  • Preview retrieved data and save on your preferred location

Key Points:

  • Save and backup your files regularly, to multiple locations
  • Keep your anti-virus software up to date