How to Recover Data from Corrupted Windows OS

Abby Haines updated on Aug 12, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

Windows OS is corrupted and cannot boot? You can learn how to recover data from a corrupted Windows OS using EaseUS bootable data recovery software in Windows 10/8/7 or other versions. Download this easy-to-use software to get data back.

Why Windows 10/8/7 Gets Corrupted (Symptoms and Causes)

At most times, a corrupted Windows OS is one of the main factors that must be responsible for a dead computer. And in different situations, it brings boot issues with different symptoms:

All these problems usually happen unexpectedly and prevent you from accessing your hard drive & data. These problems occur due to the following reasons:

Once you have figured out the causes, you can solve your problems easily. But how can you recover data from a corrupted Windows OS?

How to Recover Data from Corrupted Windows OS

Is it possible to recover data from corrupted Windows OS? Yes, it is. For most users, they feel it is hard to access hard disk data without OS. But they are still looking for a possible way to recover data when the PC won't boot. 

Are you one of them? If yes, here, the bootable data recovery software from EaseUS Software can solve your problem. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro with Bootable Media is mainly designed for data recovery cases of any system crash or starting problems. It recovers lost data when the computer is suffering from all kinds of booting issues like a crash, freeze, keeping rebooting, etc.

Let's see how to rescue your data from corrupted Windows 10/8/7 or other versions.

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

Back Up Your Data Even Windows Corrupted

To avoid data loss, it's a good idea to back up files on a regular basis. You may not be able to get into the normal Windows OS, you’ll need the help of other tools. EaseUS Todo Backup allows you to create a bootable USB drive or CD/DVD disc. And you can back up data to an external hard drive or your cloud. 

Detailed information: Back up Data without Booting into Windows.

create an emergency disk with easeus
 
 

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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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