Hard Drive Won't Boot in Windows? Learn How to Fix It

How to Fix Hard Drive Won't Boot in Windows

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Dec 21, 2020 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions


My hard drive won't boot!

"Hi, my computer worked fine last night. However, when I arrived home today, it will not load, and I guess there's something wrong with the hard drive. I tried restarting it, but it did not work. I also tried checking the cables, and they were placed correctly. What is wrong with my computer? Any ideas?"

If the computer hard drive won't boot, sometimes it would crash with a black screen, or you are not able to get to the Windows loading bar, and you might observe a black screen with a flicking cursor or an error message like hard drive boot failure. When this occurs, and you do not have relevant data on it, you can choose to reinstall your system, because specific Windows errors generally cause this kind of problem. If you want to keep your data, you also can find a bootable CD or USB drive to help you fix hard drives that won't boot and get your data back.

Recoverit - The Crashed Hard Drive Recovery Software to Bootable

Before you go to fix the unbootable hard drive, you can get a reliable and useful data recovery program to help you retrieve data back. Recoverit Data Recovery can create a bootable drive to help you access the won't boot hard drive and get your data back.

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How to Recover Data from Bootable Hard Drive

Free download Recoverit Data Recovery on a workable computer, gat a new USB drive, and connect to it. Follow the next steps to create a bootable drive to access your hard drive and retrieve your data from crashed hard drive.

1. How to Create Bootable Drive with Recoverit Data Recovery

Step 1 Launch Recoverit data recovery, please select "System Crash Data Recovery" data recovery mode.

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Step 2 You can create a bootable drive to recover data when your hard drive doesn't boot. Please select a mode to a created USB drive.

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Step 3 Before creating a USB bootable drive, you should make sure your important data have a backup. Click the "Format now" button; it will start to create a bootable drive.

It will take for a while to complete the process of creating a USB bootable drive; please do not eject the USB flash drive.

Step 4 After the created bootable drive, you will the guide of data recovery from the hard drive.

2. How to Recover Data from Unbootable Hard Drive

Before you start to recover data from crashed hard drive, you will need to set the BIOS to boot from USB. Please check out this page you can learn how to set your computer to boot from a USB drive.

Step 1 Please connect the bootable USB drive to the crashed computer and start it.

Step 2 Restart your computer and start to recover data from the hard drive.

Please do not save any data to the crashed hard drive; you should get a safety device to keep them to avoid data loss and overwritten.

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