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

Updated on Jul 16, 2018 by Abby Haines to Data Recovery Solution

Summary

2 steps are required to repair 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 hard drive with errors.

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 repaired by 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.

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. 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 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? Here you may find useful solutions to solve this problem

Step 1. 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:

  1. 1. Open This PC/Computer, right-click the hard disk or partition which you want to check and click Properties.
  2. 2. Select Tools Click > Check now under Error-checking;
  3. 3. Check Disk Options dialog will show up and select any one of the following options to check and repair hard disk:
  • 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 check box, click Start;
  • To repair errors, locate bad sectors and recover readable information, click Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, click Start;

4. Select and check both Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of back sectors, then click Start.

There, after the whole hard disk 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 now data is found, don't worry. EaseUS hard drive repair software will help you solve the hard drive data loss problems with ease.

Notice
Data loss may be caused by misoperation 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 a recovery software if the misoperation has caused data loss on your HDD.

Step 2. 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 solve all data loss problems including software crash, raw file system, formatted or damaged hard disk, virus attack, lost partitions, hard drive recovery and other unknown reasons under Windows. It recovers data from formatted partitions with original file names and storage paths. 

Just download it and follow below guides to restore lost hard disk data right now:

1. Launch EaseUS hard drive recovery software, select the drive where you want to recover your data and click "Scan" to search for all the lost and existing files.

Select to scan the specific disk using hard drive repair software

2. A quick scan will start first. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Run quick scan and deep scan using hard drive repair software

  1. 3. After the scan, select what you lost.
  2. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Selectively retrieve data with hard drive repair software

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

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;
  • n up virus with anti-virus software in time;
  • Apply EaseUS hard disk repair software to recover HDD lost data timely once data loss trouble happens.