Recover Data from External Hard Drive that Won't Boot

Accessing external hard drive when OS won't boot:

"When I connect external HDD on my computer, it display a blue screen error and I am not able to boot up. I would like to retrieve few crucial files from my hard drive but Windows fail to boot. What can I do? Please suggest me some solution!"

Relax! This is a very common issue. Depending on the external hard disk scenarios, there are several approaches by which you can recover data from external hard drive that won't boot.

Is it possible to perform external HDD won't boot recovery?

Before External hard drives fail or become entirely unbootable, it mostly starts dropping hints and clues. Sometimes, when external drive is connected to the PC and the OS crash occurs suddenly that may be the reason for non-booting external hard drive. This can be irritating! But the good thing to know is all your files are still intact on the drive itself, yet inaccessible to the user. Hence, you can easily retrieve files from an external HDD that won't turn on with the opting of appropriate partition recovery utility like Remo Recover. This program get back all your files from external drive partitions and also able to execute corrupt boot partition recovery in just mere seconds.

Many other circumstances when external hard drives refuse to boot. Some are as given below:

  • File system corrupt: External hard drive is used on various devices frequently. They are high chances that the file system associated with the external drive might get corrupted and your disk may fail to boot.
  • Virus attack: Portable external HDD becomes unbootable on the computer due to dreadful virus infection and many other malicious programs that affects the system.
  • Incorrect ejection: External drive might get damaged or fail to boot whenever you eject portable hard disk without using safe remove hardware from your PC port.

First of all stop using the external drive further to avoid overwritten of data onto the disk. Nothing to worry! By employing Remo Recover program, irrespective of the external drive causes you can simply rescue lost or deleted files at extreme ease.

Advanced features of external hard drive recovery software-Remo Recover...!

Remo Recover is an outstanding application to recover files from external HDD that is not getting booted on your computer. Get back data files from memory cards, pen drives, USB drives and any other running with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT file systems. Built-in algorithms of the tool perform thorough scanning of the portable hard drive and find data of various file types on Windows. This wizard is very cost effective and quickly retrieve files with its speedy recovery mechanism.

However, using this utility is very safe as it is non destructive app that doesn't alter your original contents. Tool can restore files lost from unbootable external HDD manufactured by different models such as Seagate, Western Digital, Transcend, Samsung, Toshiba, etc. In addition to external hard drive recovery,you can even recover formatted internal hard drive files of various formats such as audio, photo, video, text documents and many more. Remo Recover works efficiently on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and all other Windows variants OS.



Follow these steps to perform external HDD won't boot recovery using Remo Recover tool:


1: Launch the installed trial version of Remo Recover software on your Windows computer. Welcome screen appears with three different recovery options as shown in Figure 1. Choose "Recover Drives" option in order to restore external hard drive partition data.

External HDD Won't Boot Recovery - Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Welcome Screen

2: Then from the next sreen choose Partition Recovery, as shown in figure 2.

External HDD Won't Show Up - Partition Recovery

Figure 2: Partition Recovery

3: Software shows the list of storage drives from which it can retrieve data as shown in Figure 3. Now select external hard drive and click on Next button.

Recover Data from External Hard Drive that Won't Boot - Select External HDD Partition

Figure 3: Select External HDD partition

4: The program starts scanning from the selected portable hard drive to rescue lost data. After completion of scanning process, you will get a list of recovered files as shown in Figure 4.

External HDD Won't Boot Data Recovery - Recovered External HDD Partition Data

Figure 4: Recovered External HDD Partition Data

Step 5: Finally you can save the recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the drive in future.

Recover Data from Non-booting External Hard Drive - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session