Recovering Data from Frozen Windows 7

“This page helps you to find and solve issues that makes your Windows 7 desktop freeze, the symptoms are:”

Error 1: “Need help! I Have 3GB RAM and two hard drives on my Windows 7 computer. Every once in a while my PC becomes inactive, when I click my mouse three or four times it completely freezes forcing me to turn off. What can I do? I am blank about this problem and any kind of prominent suggestions are welcomed...!!!”

Error 2: “I just upgraded my Windows system to Windows 7 OS. Everything was fine until I downloaded a program on my Windows 7 PC. Since then, whenever I work on any application my computer suddenly gets frozen and I lose file on which I was working on. So I thought of reinstalling Windows 7 OS. Unfortunately, before doing so, my entire system frozen completely. Now when I turn on the system, its not even showing Windows logo. How to recover data from frozen Windows 7 computer?”

Error 3: “I have saved number of files and folders on Windows 7 OS. Recently I used unsafe third party defragmentation tool as my HDD performance has reduced. But to my shock, one of the partition was corrupted and got hanged. This drive became unreadable and none of the files where accessible. Is it possible to recover data from frozen Windows 7 drive? Please help me out…!!”

When Windows 7 desktop freezes, then it is obvious that the drive is going to get corrupt and soon it will stop accessing. Before this disaster happens, try to backup all essential files from partitions. Otherwise all your important information will be lost. Moreover you can try these troubleshooting steps in order to recover data from Windows 7 frozen drives:

Method 1: Most of the times Windows 7 system freezes due to installing crap ware on preinstalled OEM Windows machine. So open Control Panel and checkup which program you don't need and uninstall them. Use good registry Cleaner to clean up residual junk registry entries. Also check out start-up entries and remove all start-up programs that you don't need.

Method 2: Check for Error Events. First open Control Panel → Administrative Tools → Event Viewer → Custom Views → Administrative Events. Check if any current event shows round res exclamatory mark icon. Double click on that error so that an Event Properties screen appears. Check if the information helps you to identify the problem.

Method 3: If Windows Search Indexes does not work then it is better to change the Recovery Action. To do it, open Service → Windows Search → Properties → Recovery Tab. For first failure, select Restart the service and for second failure, choose No Action. Now Apply → OK. Hope something helps here..!!!

If none of these method works then it is better to use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to bring back files from frozen Windows 7 operating system.

Salient features of the software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery utility can bring back data from frozen Windows 7 hard drive with simple steps and utmost ease. It is well equipped with recovery module to recover information from external hard drive, internal drives, SSD, memory card, flash drives, etc. due to logical errors. It can recover data from drive formatted with NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT file systems. Addition to Windows 7, this utility is compatible on MS Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008 and 2003 operating systems. Moreover, by using demo version of this tool you can preview data recovered from frozen Windows drive efficiently so that you can check its performance and go ahead to activate full version.

Steps to recover data from frozen Windows 7:

  • Connect your frozen Windows 7 hard drive to healthy Windows computer as external drive
  • Download the software on that Windows computer and install it successfully
  • After launching the tool, you will be displayed with main screen holding two options
  • From that, click on ‘Partition Recovery’ to perform recovery from frozen Windows 7 drive
  • Upcoming screen displays all logical and physical drives present on the system
  • Select the drive that is associated with externally connected frozen hard disk
  • Now, select the file types that you wish to recover from drive
  • Then, software completely scans the drive for all files and displays a list of restorable files
  • Select necessary files to be restored using Data View / File type view options
  • Later, save recovered files to a destination location on host computer using Save button

Important Tips:

  • Use authenticated applications on the system that are safe from malicious programs
  • When hard drive signifies symptoms of freezing, backup all the data before disaster happens

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