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How to Perform Data Recovery from a Crashed Hard Disk

One of my hard disks is failing, and now I need to recover some data from it (mostly pictures). Please tell me the most effective way. Thank you in advance.

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Jack Ye · Answered on Mar 5, 2024

Using data recovery software is a wise choice if you want to recover data from your crashed hard disk. One of the most excellent and reliable data recovery software in Windows is Panda Data Recovery Wizard.

This hard drive recovery software helps you recover lost data from hard drives in different situations. With its simple and user-friendly interface, even a computer rookie can finish all processes without any help.

Here are the detailed instructions you need to follow to perform data recovery from a crashed hard disk.

Step 1. Scan your corrupted hard drive: Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, choose the drive you want to recover data from, and click "Scan." This software will automatically scan for your lost files (not just photos).

Step 2. Check the scanning results: You will see all the files found presented on your left panel once the scanning is finished. You can simply filter your files by their format. For example, if you want to recover your pictures, just select "Pictures". To preview the selected files, double-click them.

Step 3. Recover lost data from the crashed external hard drive: Choose the files you want to recover after previewing, click "Recover," and choose a safe location to store them.

It is also a great choice to fix a corrupted hard drive using CMD like this:

  • Hold WIn + X and choose "Command Prompt (Admin)".
  • Tap on "Yes" to launch Command Prompt as Administrator.
  • Now, type chkdsk and hit Enter to check for errors in your crashed hard drive.
  • Type chkdsk C: /f /r/x to let CHKDSK and fix your drive.

Use Panda Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows.