File Recovery from Dead Internal Hard Drive

“Hi all, I have run into a problem and need help from users who have underwent same problem. When I was working on my computer as usual, it stopped working all of a sudden. I have not taken backup of any important data from internal hard drive of computer. I want some files back from the dead internal hard drive. Please suggest right way for recovering data from internal hard drive. Thanks in advance...”

You never can predict when the internal hard drive goes dead. It can happen anytime without any hints as in above scenario. In that situation, you need not crack your head over it. Firstly, make sure that the problem is with hard drive itself; because sometimes, the motherboard may be damaged due to some other hardware issues. Stop using the computer and try connecting it externally to another computer; if it works fine or gets detected, then there is a problem with motherboard. Otherwise you can try out the following ways for getting back access to dead hard drive:

  • If hard drive is detected as USB drive but the drive letter is not appearing on Windows Explorer and makes clicking noise, then the head of hard drive might have got stuck. Place your hand on the narrow edge near cable connector end and hit hard. Plug it again and the drive gets detected
  • Press hard drive tightly with your hands without bending jumper pins. The case will be temporarily held together and the hard drive works. Backup your data while it is being squeezed and working

If you still cannot retrieve files from dead internal hard drive, then do not worry. You can restore files from dead internal hard drive using data retrieval software. Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the best tool to recover files from dead internal hard drive.

Dead hard drive recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software helps you retrieve data from dead internal hard drive on your computer. This tool is capable of restoring files simple documents, media files i.e. images, audios, videos; compressed files, application files, system files and other file types from dead hard drives. You can recover data from dead SSD, external hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, and other storage drives after any issues. This utility enables you to retrieve files from computer after any sort of simple or complex data loss incidents. This application supports file restoration from Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS.

Procedural steps to recover files from dead internal hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it on your PC
  • Connect dead internal hard drive to the healthy computer
  • Run the tool and select “Partition Recovery” from main screen
  • Then select the icon of internal hard drive and click on “Next”
  • Select the file types on the software wizard which you want to retrieve from dead hard drive
  • Software starts scanning for selected file types and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select files and click on “Preview” option to view the file
  • Save recovered files on a location on computer drive using “Save” option


  • Save a copy of important files of computer on external drives to restore in case of file loss
  • Use powerful anti-virus software for scanning for dreadful viruses causing inaccessibility of hard drives

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