How to Fix Hard Drive Failure & Crash
Common symptoms and error messages of hard drive failure
• Unusual sounds from the hard drive
• Computer continuously reboots
• Microsoft system blue screens
• Hard drive or device not recognized or not found
• Hard drive is not formatted
• System freezes or hangs
• Operating system not found
How to fix hard drive failure & do data recovery?
If your computer has encountered one of the symptoms above, your hard disk may have been crashed due to certain software problems. Actually, with a good utility, you can fix it by yourself with 3 steps: boot your hard drive, fix problem and get your lost data back. Now let's do it step by step with the help of Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD/USB, which can rescue you from any imaginable computer crash with a bootable CD or USB drive.
Now, let's fix hard drive failure issue together.
Step1. Create a bootable Liveboot CD/DVD or USB
After installing and running Liveboot on your PC, you'll get the start window as below. Insert a blank USB drive or CD/DVD or to your computer and click on the green burning button, the left work will be finished by the program.
Step2. Boot your hard drive with the burned disk/USB
When getting LiveBoot CD, insert it to your computer CD-ROM and start your computer. When the system starts loading files, press F12 to get into the Device Boot Menu. select the USB CD-ROM Drive option to enter. Then you can get the Boot Menu as follow. Hit on the first one to boot your computer from LiveBoot.
Step3. Hard drive failure data recovery (optional)
Hard drive crash can always cause data loss. The first thing we need to do is to recover the data. Go to "Data Recovery" menu on the top, and then hit "Data Recovery" to get your lost data back. It can help you recover documents, photos, audio files, videos, emails and archive files from all kinds of storage devices, as well as external hard drive crashed.
Note: Don't save your data on the desktop or the Boot (X:) hard disk drive, for you are under a boot environment. Data stored here can't be accessed under your own Windows.
Step4. Fix hard drive failure
After getting lost data back, click "Windows Recovery" menu on the top. There are several computer crash solutions with detailed symptom descriptions along each one. Choose the best one that is describing your computer issues, and then take the measure it offers you with the instruction.
For hard disk boot failure, you can try boot crash solution at first, which can help to fix hard drive crashed due to bad sectors on hard disk, MBR crashed, boot sector damaged, etc. All the solution takes only 2 steps, and just go with the instruction on the interface. When finished, take out the LiveBoot CD/USB and reboot your computer, and your hard disk is back to normal.