How Do I Recover Data From A Failed Hard Drive At Home?

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My Dell laptop has suddenly got infected with a virus that has corrupted the hard disk. I have some very useful and important files on it that must need to recover. The computer is not turning on, and I can’t take the hard drive to some repair shop. Please suggest some methods on How do I recover data from a failed hard drive?

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How Do I Recover Data From A Failed Hard Drive At Home?


Here are some ways to get the lost data from the HDD:

1) Basic methods:

• Replace the cables

• Switch drive pin settings

• Try another PCI controller

• Connect the HDD to another computer and try again.

2) Replace the controller board on your hard drive:

• Find a hard disk drive of the same model.

• Take out the control board from the old drive and replace it with the one on the new hard drive.

• Connect the repaired drive to your computer and try again.

3) Recover the Data using Photorec

• It is a part of Testdisk package.

• It is data recovery software that is designed for recovering of data from the hard drive.

• It only looks for the file header and now is extended to search over 80 types of file extensions.

4) Whack it or Squeeze it

• Sometimes, the part or shell of the hard disk gets loosened or misplaced.

• You can hit hard near the edge of the hard drive to settle the interior parts that may have misplaced.

• You can also hold the HDD tight in case the shell has got loosened.

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