How to Retrieve Data from Dead Hard Drive

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What is a dead hard drive?

The term “Dead” is used, when anything does not behave/respond as expected to react. Dead hard drive means, when a user is not able to access or interact with the hard drive connected to their system. Under this situation, user is unable to access data from dead hard disk to the computer. Now the only option a user is left with is, to retrieve data from the dead hard drive and save it to another storage device.

Hard disk is dead? Really? Know it why

Most common reasons for hard disk to act as dead, is Hardware failure and software failure. Other factors which lead to dead hard disk are as follows -

  • Power supply: Improper power supply or power fluctuation like High voltage supply or even low voltage supply, lead to a dead hard disk
  • Hardware fault: Due to some manufacture defect, the hard disk could not perform as expected
  • Software errors: Sometimes, the applications you use are not reliable and make hardware to behave in unexpected way
  • Mechanical damage: Due to over performance, some components present in the hard disk drive like Read/Write head, may stop its activity. This will take hard disk to the state where it stops working
  • Human error: Sometimes, you may try hands on hard disk and perform unneeded task with the hard disk. This might lead hard disk to behave in improper way and further lead to hard disk to act as dead

How can data loss on hard drives be avoided?

  • Maintain a regular backup of all your important data files
  • Use good and reliable antivirus to protect data from virus attack
  • Always use proper power supply for the system, as mentioned by the manufacturer

How to prevent data loss from dead hard drive?

  • Avoid connecting dead hard drive to any other computer, this will decrease the chance to recover data from dead hard drive
  • Do not operate any components by yourself, unless you have good knowledge of it. This might help you to retrieve data from dead hard drive

Retrieve data from dead hard drive with Remo Recover

Remo Hard Drive Recovery is an award winning recovery tool; its capability to restore data from dead hard disk is awesome. This recovery software is developed with complex algorithm, which scans minute sectors of hard disk drive to recover lost data from damaged hard drive.

Remo Recover successfully runs on Windows based Operating System like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8 & 8.1, and Windows 10. This software is enriched with other outstanding features which are listed below.

Features of Remo Recover:

  • Supports partitions created with FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, and NTFS5
  • Simple to install and use
  • It allows you to copy data from dead hard drive
  • You can recover lost data from deleted / missing partition
  • It allows you to save recovery session, to avoid re-scan and you can resume where you had stopped

Steps to recover data from dead hard drive:

Step 1: Download Remo Recover, install it on a healthy system and run it. Connect the dead hard drive to this healthy system. Now, Select “Recover Partitions” option from the main window. Then, the tool shows all the logical and physical disk drives available in the system. Choose the appropriate drive and click "Scan" button. If you choose the entire dead physical hard disk, then the tool scans the entire disk to find all its partitions.

Restore Data from Dead Hard Disk - Welcome Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

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

Recover Data from Dead Hard Drive - Choose Appropriate Partition

Figure 2: Choose Appropriate Partition

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

Access Data from Dead Hard Disk - 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.

Dead Hard Disk Data Recovery - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Finally, if you are completely atisfied with the tool, then purchase the license key of the tool and save the recovered files, as the demo version doesn't allow to save the files

Copy Data from Dead Hard Drive - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files