If you are technical person, then you probably know that the hard drive failures are inevitable. Though users take various measures to prevent hard drive failure, everyone will face the situation of hard drive failure sooner or later. Consider a situation where in you have been working on some business project from one year and you are about to finish the project next day. But how do you feel next day when you switched on the computer button, your hard drive won’t boot up and you got the dreadful error message “Hard Drive Failure”. At this point of time you try to restart your computer several times to sort out the issue, but every hard work goes in to vain as you cannot fix the problem. So, when that happens, you can’t access your precious files stored on your hard drive and you can’t work on it at any cost. The only thing left to do is reinstalling the OS which may require your faulty hard drive to be formatted. But what if you haven’t backed up your files? At this point of time it is highly important to stay calm!!! Don’t be panic…Here is a highly reviewed file recovery tool eagerly waiting to recover your precious files with utmost ease.
A Windows boot process in very fragile one. There are plenty of reasons why the hard drive won’t boot up. Few of them are mentioned below:
- Corruption of Boot Sequence: When the computer starts up, it searches for the boot instructions in the BIOS called the boot sequence. The boot sequence tells it the order in which it should search for an operating system and further boot instructions from installed drives. If it comes across corrupted boot sequence instructions it fails to continue the boot process and the booting process is halted halfway making the hard drive unbootable.
- Virus Infection: Virus invasion on hard disk can severely corrupt the files stored on it. These malicious applications corrupt the file structure of the hard disk and make the files inaccessible. Viruses like Leonardo which spread via floppy disks might render your hard drive unbootable and files inaccessible.
- Missing Boot Files: The partition that boots up your computer system has to be the primary partition that is active for your system to be bootable. Only the partition on which the operating system is stored should be marked as active, since only one partition can be active at a time. Sometimes even after marking primary partition as active with the help of Windows disk Management snap-in utility the hard drive becomes unbootable. You may encounter error messages about missing system file s at the startup. The error message states that “NTLDR is missing. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart”. This is clear indication of missing boot files of Windows computer. Missing boot file results in unbootable hard drive. If the partition of the hard drive on Windows computer does not contain important boot files or contain the boot files of other operating system (if it is dual boot OS) then it renders your system unbootable and all files inaccessible.
- Other Reasons: Hard drive of the computer becomes unbootable due to the buggy boot driver or a missing Windows registry key, a single a corrupt boot byte on your hard drive, disk meta data structure corruption, configuration issues, disk controller failure and electronic damage. These scenarios are more than enough to break it away.
Irrespective of the reason behind unbootable hard drive you can easily restore the files with the help of file recovery tool. It facilitates you to restore files from failed hard drive running on Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems. Leading hard dive brands supported by this utility include Western Digital, Fujifilm, Seagate and Transcend. The powerful recovery engine of the application performs smart scanning of the drive sector by sector and facilitates you to restore up to 300 file types based on their unique file signatures. You can add or edit the signatures to the non listed files. It performs laptop hard drive recovery from different renowned brands of laptops including Acer, Dell, HP, Sony, Samsung etc.
This award winning utility has the potential to recover files from partitions such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and EXFAT. It can recover the files even after formatting the partition to a different file system. The files recovered from this utility can be sorted on the basis of file name, file type, creation date and file size so that users can easily locate required file within couple of seconds. You can judge the capacity of the tool by using the trial version of the application. If you are well fulfilled with the results that you have got from the trial version just go ahead and buy the complete version of the application and save the files on to the secured trustworthy device.
Simple Steps to Recover Files from Hard Drive that won't Boot:
Step 1: Download and install the file Recovery tool in a healthy computer and then connect your unbootable hard drive to this system. Then launch the software and you will see a main Window as shown in below Fig A. From this Window you need to select appropriate option.
Step 2: Then the software will display the set of available drives as shown in below Fig B. Select a drive from which you want to recover files and click on “Next” option.
Step 3: Then the software within few minutes by using in scanning algorithm and finally displays recovered files as shown in below Fig C. You can view recovered files by using “Data View” and “File Type View” option before storing in any storage media.