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How to Recover Data from Damaged Hardware

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Jan 15, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

Damaged hardware can sometimes cause more harm to your system than you can think. For instance, if the hard drive is damaged, then it can lead to permanent data loss. Even a power fluctuation might make your content inaccessible or cause issues related to the booting of your system. If you are also going through a similar situation, then you have come to the right place. In this quick and informative post, we will teach you how to recover data from damaged hardware in a simple way.

Part 1: Free Download Hardware Data Recovery Tool

Before fixing the damaged hardware, you should retrieve your data back with a data recovery program to help you access to the damaged hardware. Recoverit can help you recover data from damaged hardware and create a WinPE bootable media to perform crashed operating system recovery.

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Part 2: How to Recover Data from Damaged Hardware

Before recovering data from damaged hardware, you will need to create a bootable drive with Recoverit. Download and install Recoverit on a workable computer and connect a blank USB drive or CD/DVD to it.

1. How to create bootable media

Step 1 To create a bootable drive to recover data, please select the "System Crash Data Recovery" mode and click the "Start" button on the next pop-up window.

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Step 2 Then you should select a mode to create a bootable drive, USB, or CD/DVD. The application will automatically detect the connected media after you connect it to your computer. Click on "Create" to continue.

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Step 3 When you confirm to create bootable media, click the "Format now" button to move on. Please note that formatting will erase all data on your selected drive, so make sure that they have been backed up beforehand in case of data loss.

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Step 4 It will take a while to finish the process of creating a bootable media. Please do not eject the USB flash drive or CD/DVD drive during the process.

create a bootable media

Step 5 Finally, you will see some guides on how to recover your data from damaged hardware using the bootable media.

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2. Recover Data from Damaged Hardware with Bootable Drive

Connect the WinPE bootable drive to your crashed computer and restart it. Launch Recoverit and directly copy the data from hard disk or recover data from the crashed computer.

Step 1 Select the scenario. To recover system crash data with the bootable drive, you can select the "All-around Recovery" mode to get started.

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Step 2 Select the target location where the data gets lost and click the "Start" button to process.

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Step 3 This software will immediately scan your computer for your lost data. If you can't still find the wanted files, please try "Deep Scan" on the bottom left to deeply search more files.

deep scan your files

Step 4 Finally, you can preview the displayed files, choose the ones you want to recover and click "Recover" button to get them back.

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Besides, you can learn how to recover data from a broken ThinkPad notebook.

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David Darlington

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