How to recover corrupted hard drive data?

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Hard drives are volatile storage media used to store and provide quick access to large amounts of data in a computer. Hard drive is an internal storage device that stores all system files and user documents including your operating system files. A hard disk can store megabyte, gigabyte or terabyte of data depending upon its capacity. Sometimes when you don’t have space in your internal computer hard drive, you can store information in an external hard disk.

You can also make use of an external hard drives, to keep back-up of your important documents. Hard drives store vital information from, virtually, every aspect of the user's life (E.g. official data, business documents, personal files, audios, videos and photos, etc). Computer hard drive carries all the vital information of a user and the mere thought of data corruption can be worrisome.

Corruption of a hard drive is a factor which may results in loss of your priceless data stored on it. Like any other storage components the hard drive of your computer might also get corrupted due to a number of reasons, including hardware problems, operating system errors, system crashes, improper shutdowns, human errors etc. Some of the signs of corrupted hard disk drive are missing files, slow access, program crash, system doesn’t boot, and system freezes. Alternatively, when the hard disk is in good state and the files are deleted on Windows 7 from it then those files approach Recycle Bin to get saved. If in case, the Recycle Bin files are deleted then also there is data loss but you can recover the deleted files from Recycle Bin & that is by using the Recovery software. Explore more.

Causes of hard disk corruption are:

  • Your hard drive might become corrupted if you've accidentally deleted an important registry entry or formatted the drive improperly.
  • Use of malicious or freeware software, which contribute the most towards file corruption after which the hard disk becomes corrupted.
  • Viruses, Trojans and other malware can effectively damage operating system files making it impossible to read the files needed to run the computer.
  • Improper shutdown can be another reason. Shutting down your computer before closing programs without using the shut down routine can also cause files--especially system files--to become corrupt.
  • A lot of times there will already be a bad sector created in a part of a hard drive that you haven't used yet. When you use it, you'll get error messages while trying to access data that got stored there.
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If your hard drive has experienced a data corruption error, it's important to correct the problem in order to access your files. One of the best ways to recover your corrupted hard drive is using hard disk recovery software.  You can perform recovery process easily by using hard drive recovery software that can recover lost documents from formatted hard drive with a few mouse clicks. The application recovers data from SATA, SCSI, and IDE drive within a short period of time. In addition to this, it is capable of performing seagate external hard drive file recovery and also includes restoration of data from Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 and Free Agent hard drive. This utility is designed with powerful algorithms which helps you to restore data after hard drive crash due to Master Boot Record corruption and occurrence of errors during file system conversion. This utility can retrieve data from dead hard drive and any storage media and also supports Windows Operating System.

Have you ever used Seagate 7200.12 internal hard drives? Even though these hard drives are much powerful in terms of data storage, data can still lost from these drives due to several reasons. But don't worry, you can perform data recovery from Seagate 7200.12 hard disk drives in a hassle-free manner with the help of this recovery tool.

Follow steps to recover data from corrupted hard drive:

Step (i): Download and install the free trial version of the hard drive recovery software. Launch the installed application by double clicking the Desktop Icon. Main window opens up as illustrated in Figure A.

Recover corrupted hard drive - Welcome Window

Figure A: Main Window

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Step (ii): Select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option. Later you will be asked to select "Partition Recovery". Select the option and you will be taken to drive selection window.

Recover corrupted hard drive - ChoosePartition Recovery

Figure B: Select Partition Recovery

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Step (iii): Select the corrupted hard drive to recover files and click on "Next" to proceed.

Recover corrupted hard drive - Choose Hard Disk

Figure C: Select Hard Drive

Step (iv): Software scans the selected drive and displays the recovered files list.

Recover corrupted hard drive - Retrieved Data

Figure D: Recovered Files

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