How to Recover Bad Hard Drive Data?

Hard drive is the heart of a computer. When the hard drive goes bad, its sectors become corrupt, data go missing, or drive may not boot at all. Bad hard drive can hamper data access causing data loss and may cause the computer fail to start up. The hard drives exhibit unusual behavior before going bad, which corrected earlier, can save your precious data if not lands you in data loss. It is very important to recognize the warning signs of imminent hard drive failure, so you can rescue all the before it is lost. You might hear strange grinding or thrashing noises, disappearance of data and disk errors from bad hard drives.

But what if the hard drive turns bad all of a sudden, without any errors message or anything, leaving the data inaccessible and leading to data loss. In such cases you cannot get back the data until you use any data rescue applications like disk drive rescue utility to regain hard drive data.

Causes resulting in bad hard drive:

Symptoms of Bad Hard Drive:


If you encounter above mentioned symptoms then it is a clear indication of bad hard drive. In such cases the fore most things that you have to do is back up your files so that you can prevent data loss from bad hard drive. If the hard drive goes bad suddenly and data become inaccessible then use data recovery software. This tool helps you to recover up to 300 different file types including documents, spread sheets, excel sheets, email archives based on their unique signatures and allows you to manually add the signatures to non listed files. It can even recuperate data from dead hard drive and from hard drive that refuses to boot. Click here to get more information about recuperation on dead HD. If the hard drive has bad sectors then disk images are created to bypass the bad sectors later data can be easily recovered from these disk images. This utility is capable of recovering the data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, EXFAT partitions/Volumes. It can recoup data from damaged hard drive, re-partitioned or reformatted drives and from formatted partitions even after re-installing Windows. It can restore the files with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) attribute from NTFS formatted drives.You can easily rescue data from Seagate external hard drive, USB drives, iPods, flash memory card, memory sticks etc at your finger tips.

Steps to get back files from bad hard drive:

Step i: Download and install the application from the site. After launching the application a Welcome page displayed as illustrated in Figure 1. Click on "Recover Partitions/Drives" and then select "Partition Recovery" option.

Damaged Hard Disk Recovery Software - Main Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Page

Step ii: On next page the list drives will be displayed. Select the drive from which data is to be recovered and click "Next" to initiate the recovery process as illustrated in Figure 2.

Damaged Hard Disk Recovery Software - Choose HDD

Figure 2: Select Hard Drive


Step iii: After the completion of recovery process, you will get list of recovered data as illustrated in Figure 3. Preview recovered files.

Damaged Hard Disk Recovery Software - Retrieved Files

Figure 3: Restored Data

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