Hard Drive Repair Software Fixes Data Loss Issue and Repairs Hard Drive

Abby Haines updated on Jul 19, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Only two steps are required to repair the hard drive without losing data. First, use CHKDSK to check and repair hard drive in Windows PC. And then download EaseUS hard disk recovery software to recover data from the hard drive.

First. Check and repair hard disk error in Windows 10/8/7 with Chkdsk
Second. Use a hard drive recovery software to restore hard drive lost data

What to do when hard drive data get lost

When hard drive data is lost, the first thing that you must do is to check whether it is a physical hard drive problem that stops you from accessing the data, or it is just a logical problem like deletion, format or hard drive partition loss, etc that causes data loss.

In fact, the later situation (logical problem) can be simply resolved by using the best HDD recovery software.

However, to repair the former trouble (physical hard drive problem), you'll need to send your hard drive to the data recovery service center.

How to repair hard disk drive error and restore HDD data

Why can lost data from hard drive be recovered? Lost data was not really damaged, even if you have already emptied the Recycle Bin, used Shift Delete, or the hard disk has been standard/quick formatted, or partition is corrupted or lost. Only the entries to these data have been marked as empty.

Being like in a huge library, the books are still on the shelves, only the catalog which recorded the location of books is lost. And the library is the hard drive, the catalog is the file system of the operating system, books are the clusters of the hard disk.

So how to restore lost HDD data? What to do when hard disk corrupted, become RAW or inaccessible?

First. Check and repair hard disk error in Windows 10/8/7 with Chkdsk

Before trying a third-party hard drive recovery software to recover data from a corrupted hard drive, we recommend you to try Windows built-in tool to check and repair hard disk error first. If it works, you can easily access your data. Here's how to do it in Windows 10, 8 or 7:

  • Step 1: Open "This PC/Computer", right-click the hard disk or partition which you want to check and click "Properties".
  • Step 2: Select "Tools" and Click "Check now" under Error-checking.
  • Step 3: Check Disk Options dialog will show up and select any one of the following options to check and repair hard disk.
  • Step 4: Select and check both "Automatically fix file system errors" and "Scan for and attempt recovery of back sectors", then click "Start"

check and repair hard disk error

  • To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click "Start".
  • To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select "Automatically fix file system errors" checkbox, click "Start".
  • To repair errors, locate bad sectors and recover readable information, click "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors", click "Start".

After the whole repair process, your hard disk or hard drive partition shall be able to work normally. You can then try to access saved data on the hard drive.

If no data is found, don't worry. EaseUS hard drive repair software will help you solve the hard drive data loss problems with ease.

 Data loss may be caused by a false operation when you are repairing disk error with the instructions above.
 So you must be as careful as possible to avoid this miserable accident. Besides, it would be a nice choice to use recovery software if the false operation has caused data loss on your HDD.

Second. Use a hard drive recovery software to restore hard drive lost data

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional is the best hard drive data recovery software to perform hard drive recovery and restore lost data from a software crash, raw file system, formatted or damaged the hard disk, virus attack, lost partitions, hard drive recovery and other unknown reasons under Windows. Sometimes, it even recovers data from formatted partitions with original file names and storage paths. 

Download this hard drive recovery software and follow below guides to restore lost hard disk data right now:

Step 1: Selecting the location

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the drive where you lose your data.
  • Select the very hard drive when you open the file recovery software.
select the hard drive

Step 2: Scanning the drive

  • Click the "Scan" button. The length of the scanning time highly depends on drive capacity.
  • Wait patiently during this process.
scan the hard drive

Step 3: Recovering wanted files

  • After the scan, just choose what you need and click "Recover" button to recover lost data.
  • The "Filter", "Search" and "Extra Files" options are helpful for you to find the desired data from a hard drive.
recover data from hard drive

After this, you shall be able to read and use all your hard disk data again.

Tip: format hard drive to NTFS/FAT32

Here is one more thing that you must do before reusing repaired hard disk drive again:

Format hard disk drive > Reset file system (NTFS/FAT32 etc.) and rename it > Click OK to finish formatting.
Right now, your hard disk drive has been fully repaired and can be reused for storing and saving fancy data again.

How to prevent or protect the hard drive from data loss trouble

How to avoid hard disk drive data loss trouble on your PC in Windows 10/8/7? Here below, we have some tips for you to protect and prevent hard disk data loss trouble:

  • Backup important data on HDD regularly. (External storage devices are recommended.)
  • Run CHKDSK command to check and repair hard disk errors frequently.
  • Clean up a virus with anti-virus software in time.
  • Apply EaseUS hard disk repair software to recover HDD lost data timely once data loss trouble happens.

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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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