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How to Recover Data from Crashed Western Digital Hard Drive?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:39 pm
by SamMalotte

How to Recover Data from Crashed Hard Drive?--Hard Drive Data Recovery

The worst thing about crashing your computer is losing all your data. Pictures of years precious memories, important documents in your business and current projects of weeks hard working---all are lost unless you have backed them up on a CD or memory stick. If that is it, it’s heartbreaking!

There are still hopes for retrieve your data. Taking the computer to a repair service is one solution. But it is so expensive (usually costs $1000 or more), especially when recovering data.

However, you can recover data from hard drive by yourself! Here is a step by step guide for you to do so:

The first thing you should do is to remove the crashed drive from the computer and install it as a secondary drive in another computer operating Windows Os. Make sure that it is detecting by the computer.

After you have set up the secondary drive, boot up Windows. Then you can copy and paste your files from the drive. However, there are may be two trouble. One, you can’t access the drive (means you can’t open it); Two, your files are retrieved but you can’t open it!

Don’t panic! Just download a data recovery program, and with a few simple clicks, you will be able get your data back. There are some costly windows tools available for this. Here I recommend you one of the best: Tenorshare Data Recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage, system sabotage, virus corrupted partitions etc.

Next, download Tenorshare Data Recovery. Be careful, do not install it to the drive that you are trying to recover. Doing so could actually overwrite files that you want to restore. Install it on the primary drive that you are booting from.

Last, when you use this tool, select ‘Partition Recovery’. And within several clicks, you can retrieve all your data!

Besides, if the hard drive can't be recognized, you can try this trick. Put it in a sealed plastic bag to avoid condensation. Then put the drive in a freezer and leave it overnight. When you are ready, pull the drive out of the freezer and hook it up quickly. Act quickly because you may only have around 20 minutes to do this. I have seen some reports however, of this fixing the problem all together.

If it fails, you will have to go to a recovery office (where offers recovery service) but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover the data is not guaranteed.

Tips & Warnings:

• The recovery tool mentioned above only supports for all almost Windows platforms such as Windows 98/2000/2003/NT, Windows XP, Windows 7, Vista. For Mac, you can google search to get one.
• Find a friend who is good at computer to help you.
• If your computer crashed because of a virus, copy the files to an external hard drive. Do not move directly to a new computer.
• Hard drives are fragile. Be careful and do not drop it.
• Run your antivirus software regularly.

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Re: How to Recover Data from Crashed Western Digital Hard Dr

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:01 am
by JBryce
Do you store important information such as family photos or word documents on a Western Digital drive? Has it suddenly gone on the fritz due to corruption or has someone accidentally removed files and left you scrambling to find a solution? Sometimes unexpected occurrences can simply leave you in a bind, but there is an answer in the following situations:

-Power Outages
-Storage Corruption
-File Deletions
-Lost Volumes
-Bad Sectors

The utility supports several types of storage media in addition to a large variety of file types for recovery. How can a recovery utility help you salvage data from a Western Digital drive? Basically, data is never removed from the drive until it is overwritten. This means, it sits there waiting for this process to take place and can still be retrieved from the storage media. This software may be used to scan the Western Digital drive and find these files based on their physical storage location. Once found, the results are displayed in the utility so you can easily preview them. This makes it easy to select precisely what you need to recover from the drive.