How to Recover Data after Windows 10 Crashed

Abby Haines updated on Jun 27, 2019 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles

Summary

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. 1. Recover data after Windows 10 crash with powerful data recovery software 
  2. 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:

Preparations:

First, please 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. 

1. Launch EaseUS bootable data recovery software on a working computer.

2. Select CD/DVD or USB drive and click "Proceed" to create a bootable disk. 

create a bootable disk with easeus

Details to recover data from crashed OS

Connect the WinPE bootable disk you have made to the PC with the corrupted Windows system, 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.

1) Select the disk where you want to recover data and click the "Scan" button.

select the disk

2) Let the software scan the selected disk to find all the files and folders.

scan the disk

3) Preview and choose the files you want, click "Recover" button to save them to a safe place. You'd better choose a different drive to avoid data overwriting.

recover data from the disk

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: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup software and then choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the backup process.

back up data with easeus todo backup

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 Qusetions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Why isn't it suggested 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.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. 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.

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