Restore Files from Dead Laptop Hard Drive

 Case scenario:

“My Windows based laptop completely died on me recently to the point that I am not even able to get the thing to load up. I traced the source power through to the motherboard and know that the laptop has supply power. So, if I remove the dead hard disk drive, is there a way that some of the important files from it can be recovered?”

The last bad thing that can happen to all laptop users, besides from the theft of the laptop, is hard disk drive failure or simply put, a dead laptop hard drive. The hard drive is the one which holds all of your system data, saved files, and all your e-mails, contacts, etc. if you use Microsoft Outlook or any other non-portal based e-mail client. If you have any data you value on your dead hard drive that aren't backed up, you must be ready to invest heavily and attempt to recover the information.

Laptop hard drive data recovery is believed to be an esoteric art, demanding expensive equipment with a high level of professional skill. But not anymore, as we present to you a supreme data recovery utility using which any basic laptop user can conveniently perform data recovery even from a dead laptop hard disk drive. Read on to know more.

Retrieving files off a dead laptop hard drive using Remo Recover:

Ways to restore a dead laptop hard drive: When a laptop hard drive turns inaccessible or is just dead, the probable reasons for this could be the alike as on hard disk drives on a desktop computer. In order to retrieve data from a dead laptop hard disk drive using this tool, you must make it accessible to the operating system first – you can do so by connecting the hard drive to a functional computer or a laptop.

Once the dead laptop hard disk is make accessible to Windows operating system, you can make use of Remo Recover in order to enable the software to extract files from the hard disk. Remo Recover is a powerful hard drive recovery utility that can efficiently retrieve all sensible data from dead laptop hard disk. Also know how to recover files from a dead computer.

How the software works: The software intelligently creates an image file of the inaccessible hard drive which the laptop is not able to recognize due to file technical errors or any other aspects. Then it scans and recovers all extractable files from that dead portable volume to any safe location of your choice. You can as well use this tool to recover data from corrupted FAT partition, restore items from hard drives having bad sectors, and much more.

Few possible factors that can lead a laptop hard drive to go dead / corrupt:

  • Logical failure: Any damage or grave errors to the file structure or root program of your laptop hard disk drive can cause logical failure on it
  • Accidental means: Accidental or unintentional data loss is one of the main actions for file deletion on laptop storage drives. It can be caused by accidental formatting of the partition, errors while partitioning, and the like
  • Viruses and Malwares: These malicious programs are known to cause extensive damage to the hard disk drive of a laptop, ranging from simple data loss to hard disk corruption or damage


Steps to recover files from a dead laptop hard disk using Remo Recover:

 Step 1: Connect the dead hard drive to a working computer, and launch the Remo Recover software. From the main screen, select "Recover Partitions" button. the software will now show the list of available physical and logical drives in the system. Choose the dead physical hard disk and click "Scan" button

Recover Files from Dead Laptop Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the tool scans the dead hard disk to find all its partitions. Once scanning is completed, it shows all the found partitions. Choose the partition which you want to recover and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process

Restore Files from Dead Laptop Hard Drive - Choose Appropriate Hard Drive Partition

Figure 2: Choose Appropriate Hard Drive Partition

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, it shows the list of the recovered files in "Data View" and "File Type View"

Recover Data from Dead Laptop Hard Drive - Recovered Data View

Figure 3: Recovered Data View

Step 4: At the end of the successful recovery process, you can preview the recovered files by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options.

Recovering Files off a Dead Laptop Hard Disk - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: At last, if you are satisfied with the recovery results of the tool, then purchase the complete version and save the recovered files at the location of your choice

Retrieve Files from Dead Laptop Hard Drive - Save Recovered Data

Figure 5: Save Recoved Data