This page includes steps to restore lost data after Windows 10 crashed and tips of preventing further Windows OS crash and data loss. When you lost Windows 10 data after system crash, don't worry. Follow this guide and apply EaseUS data recovery software with bootable media to restore your lost Windows 10 files immediately.
"My Windows 10 suddenly crashed and stopped to work. I have tried everything to fix the issue but with no luck. Now, I plan to send the laptop to a repair shop. Before that, I want to retrieve my files. Is there any way to recover data from crashed Windows 10?"
Windows 10 crashed, how to recover files
Many users have the unpleasing experience of Windows 10 crash. It usually comes with serious problems such as the blue or black screen of death or OS won't start.
The prior task is to get the system back to a healthy state. However, it seems impossible for ordinary Windows users who barely know OS repair. Then, how about the data? Is it possible to recover data from the crashed computer?
But don't worry! Follow the step-by-step tutorial guide to help yourself out:
- 1. Recover data after Windows 10 crash with powerful data recovery software
- 2. Protect OS and data from crash
Part 1. Recover data after Windows 10 crash
Data recovery from crashed Windows 10 is easy when you have a backup, from which, you can restore your data. But if you have no backup, EaseUS file recovery software is available to help. Here, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard with Bootable Media enables you to perform successful data recovery from crashed Windows 10 when your computer cannot boot properly.
Steps to recover data from crashed Windows 10, follow these steps:
1. Create a WinPE Bootable Disk
First, download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard WinPE Edition on a working computer. Then, create a WinPE bootable disk of EaseUS data recovery software, which will help you access your hard drive data without booting into Windows.
Step 1. Launch EaseUS bootable data recovery software on a working computer.
Step 2. Select CD/DVD or USB drive and click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk.
2. Recover data from crashed OS
Connect the WinPE bootable disk you have made to the PC with the corrupted Windows system, then, restart the computer and go to BIOS to change the boot sequence. Press F2 when you start your PC. It will allow you to run EaseUS data recovery software and recover data without Windows.
Step 1. Select the disk where you want to recover data and click the "Scan" button.
Step 2. Let the software scan the selected disk to find all the files and folders.
Step 3. Preview and choose the files you want. Click the "Recover" button to save them to a safe place. You'd better choose a different drive to avoid data overwriting.
After restoring essential data, you can turn to the Microsoft support team or other solutions online to repair the crashed Windows 10 OS. Mostly, clean install Windows 10 will effectively resolve this issue.
Part 2. Protect OS and data from crash
Knowing effective method to recover data from crashed Windows OS or dead computer is somewhat not enough.
Having a full backup of Windows 10 and data on your computer is the best plan. It will effectively protect your Windows OS and data from a sudden system crash or system error. You can either use File History or backup software to create the backup.
Here, we'd like to show you an automated way of backing up Windows 10 and data by using EaseUS file backup software - Todo Backup:
Step 1. To back up an entire hard disk or simply its several partitions, the best backup plan is "Disk/Partition". Choose this backup mode and let's begin.
Step 2. On the popup window, choose the hard drive or partition(s) you're going to back up. A check symbol appears after you clicked the mouse.
Step 3. Click the "Browse..." button in the "Destination" area to choose a backup location. Here, you can choose any location that is available to you, such as the local hard disk, folders, Network drive, NAS device or Cloud storage, including GoogleDrive, DropBox and OneDrive. You can explore all the connected drive by clicking the icon in front of each directory.
Step 4. Now edit your disk backup image by adding a "Plan name" and "Description" to it.
Do not forget the advanced backup plans in " Backup options", where you can compress the backup image, encrypt the backup for privacy protection and even enable a sector by sector backup.
At the same time, you can turn on the "Schedule" in order to create a hard disk/partition backup on a regular basis like daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event according to the schedule set on your own.
And the "Image-reserve strategy" lets you manage the increasingly growing backup images economically, you can preserve the backups in a setup time or quantity.
Step 5. Not all the customizable hard disk/partition backup solutions are necessary but try to make full use of the necessary ones. Finally, click "Proceed" to start at once.
For safety, disconnect the physical storage device you used as a backup drive after the backup process is over.
You can also schedule to automatic back up Windows 10 so to prevent Windows 10 crash error.
Besides, to create a system repair disk using EaseUS Todo Backup will help you immediately restore Windows 10 to a healthy state with the created system backup image.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?
"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..." —PCMag
"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get." —techradar
"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive." —Macworld
- 2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?
It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.
Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.
- 3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?
A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.
If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.
- 4. Why you need to recover the files back to the original drive?
The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.
- 5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?
The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.
- 6. How long does it take to scan the drive?
It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.