How to recover data from a dead hard drive


What is a dead hard drive?

When you find that the hard drive does not respond anymore, you are likely to hear some pathetic buzzing noises when you are trying to boot and then it stops and is inaccessible. In such conditions, your hard drive could be dead.

Hard disk is dead? Know why it is

The most common reasons for the hard drive to act like dead, is the failure of hardware and software failure. Other factors that lead to the dead hard drive is as follows -
  • Power supply: inadequate power supply or energy fluctuation such as high voltage power supply or even supply of low voltage, lead to a dead hard drive
  • Hardware error: Due to a manufacturing defect, the hard drive may not work as expected
  • Software errors: Sometimes, the applications you use are unreliable and make hardware behave unexpectedly
  • Mechanical Damage: Due to over performance, some of the components present in the hard drive such as the read / write head, may stop its activity. This will take from hard drive to the state where it stops working
  • Human error: Sometimes, you can try your hands on the hard drive and perform tasks that are not necessary with the hard drive. This could lead the hard drive to behave improperly and, in addition, bring the hard drive to act as dead

How can data loss be avoided?

  • Maintain regular backup copies of your sensitive data
  • Use good and reliable antivirus to protect data against virus attacks
  • Always use the proper power source for the system, as mentioned by the manufacturer

How to prevent data loss from dead hard drive?

  • Avoid connecting dead hard disk to any other computer, this will decrease the possibility of recovering the data from the dead hard drive
  • Do not use any component by yourself, unless you have a good knowledge of it. This can help you recover data from dead hard drive

How to recover data from a dead hard drive

You can buy a new hard drive to easily replace the dead one, but you will lose the content forever. How can we obtain again the files, movies, music, photos or even the operation of the system that it saves in the dead hard disk? In fact, there is a way to work well to perform dead hard data recovery .


Recover data from dead hard drive with Remo Recover

Remo Recover (Windows) is an award-winning recovery tool; its ability to restore data from the dead hard drive is impressive. This recovery software is developed with complex algorithm, which analyzes the minute sectors of the hard drive to recover the lost data.

Remo Recover runs correctly in the Windows-based operating system, such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is easy to use and provides clear instructions on how to recover data after restoring factory This software is enriched with Other exceptional features that are listed below.

Features of Remo Recover:

  • Supports partitions created with FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS and NTFS5
  • Easy to install and use
  • This allows you to copy the data from the dead hard drive
  • You can recover lost data from deleted / missing partition
  • This allows you to save the recovery session, to avoid re-scanning and you can continue where you left off.

Steps to use Remo Recover:


Step 1: Download Remo Recover, install it in a good system and execute it. Connect the dead hard drive to this healthy system. Now, select " Recover Partitions " option from the main window. Then, the tool shows all the logical and physical disk drives available in the system. Choose the appropriate unit and click on " Scan " button. If you choose the entire dead physical hard drive, the tool scans the entire disk to find all its partitions.

How to Recover Data from a Dead Hard Drive
 Step 2: Now, Remo Recover scans the dead hard drive to find all its partitions. Once the scan is complete, it shows all the partitions found. Choose the partition you want to recover and click " Scan " button to start the recovery process

How to Recover Data from a Dead Hard Drive
Step 3: After completing the scanning and recovery process, show the list of recovered files in " Data View ", and " File Type View "

How to Recover Data from a Dead Hard Drive
Step 4: At the end of the successful recovery process, you can preview the recovered files by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options.

How to Recover Data from a Dead Hard Drive

Step 5: Finally, if you are completely satisfied with the tool, buy the license key of the tool and save the recovered files, since the demo version does not allow to save the files.

How to Recover Data from a Dead Hard Drive



Remo Recover - For All Your Data Recovery Needs!

Recover accidentally erased or lost files: Undelete files and folders that are accidentally deleted using Shift + Del key or after emptying Recycle Bin or Trash on Mac. Restore files that are lost while moving from one storage device to another.

Restore your favorite media Files: The dedicated Remo Recover media version is an expert in recovering photos, RAW files, videos, audio files and other media files, that are erased or lost due to any circumstances.
Lost partition

Recover Erased/Lost Partition: Retrieve data after partition gets corrupted, repartitioning errors, or when the partition itself is deleted or lost. Complete data recovery from unmounting and inaccessible volumes.

Data recovery after format: Powerful recovery modules to detect and extract data from a storage device even after it is formatted. Remo Recover supports recovery after Quick Format and Full Format.

Data recovery after Crash: This data recovery software will let you retrieve data from crashed Windows or Mac system, after OS reinstallation or upgrade, hard drive error, failure and other scenarios.

Supports multiple file systems: Data recovery from Windows partitions of the file system NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, and Mac volume supported file systems including HFS, HFS+, APFS

Advanced recovery options: The advanced recovery algorithm of Remo Recover lets you select between Recover Deleted Files option to scan for files that are deleted, or Recover Lost Files to find and restore lost files.

100% Safe & Secure recovery: A read-only application that will not write any data on the device you wish to recover files from. The software is totally free from any kind of malware and adware.

Be sure of what you have recovered: The user-friendly interface of Remo Recover allows you to have a glance at the files that have been recovered, just before saving those files back, so that you are absolutely sure of what you are recovering.

Save Recovery session: Remo Recover software enables you to save the current recovery session so that you can resume it at any later point in time, thus avoiding rescanning of the drive.

File Types you can recover

Category File Types
Photo JPEG, RAW, TIFF,TIF, PNG, BMP, GIF, PSD, PDD, CRW, CR2, ORF, NEF, ORF, RAF, SR2, MRW, DCR , XCF, DNG, MOS, MCD, VWX, MEF, WP, CDR, PM, PCX, MNG, TGA, JP2,MSP, WMF, WMF, DNG, ERF, and others.
Video AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, FLC, M4V, 3GP, MKV, WMV, ASF, OGM, M4P, AVS, FLV, SWF, 3G2, H264, XVID, and more.
Audio MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA, MIDI, AIF, AAC, M3D, AIFF, CDA, OGG, AAC, AU, etc.
Documents DOC, DOCX, PDF, XLS, XLSX, SDW, PPT, PPS, PPTX, DOT, DOTX, PDF, CWK, HTML, PHP, ASPX, HTM, SLDX, INDD, MDF, EPS, QDF, TXT, OTP, and many more.
Outlook and Emails PST, OST, DBX, EMLX, and so on.
Archive ZIP, RAR, 7Z, SIT, TAR, HQX, SITX, ARJ, etc.

Devices you can recover from

Devices Brands
External Hard Drives Seagate, Dell, Kingston, Western Digital, IBM, Buffalo, LaCie, HP, Maxtor, Toshiba, iOmega, Sony, G-Tech, Hitachi, Transcend, Verbatim, and more.
Memory Cards SD, CF, SDHC, SDXC, miniSD, microSD, XD, SmartMedia, MMC, and others.
Flash Drives Pen Drives, USB Drives, Jump Drives, Gig Stick, Thumb Drive, Flash Stick, Memory Stick, PNY, etc.
SD Card Brands Sandisk, HP, Transcend, Hitech, Kingston, Samsung, Lexar, Toshiba, Fujifilm, Polaroid, Delkin, iXpand, Adata, Sony, Strontium, Patriot, and the like.
Digital Cameras and Camcorders Canon, GoPro, Kodak, Casio, Nikon, Sony, JVC, Fujifilm, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, HP, Ricoh, and all DSLR.
Computers and Devices PC, iMac, Laptop, MacBook, Notepad, iPod, Smartphones, Drones, Server, and more.
Operating Systems Windows, Mac, Android

Scenarios you can recover from

Scenarios Actions Leading to Data Loss
Accidental file deletion or data loss Shift + Del on Windows or Cmd + Del on Mac
Files getting erased while moving from one storage device to another
Emptying Recycle Bin or Trash without having a backup
Other related scenarios
Formatting of storage devices Accidental formatting of SD card on camera or phone
Facing errors like "Drive is not formatted, would you like to format it now?"
Disk initialization error when camera SD card is just inserted
Quick formatting of hard drive
Full formatting of storage device
Improper handling Reset device to factory setting
Camera getting turned off while write process is being carried out
Using the same storage device in multiple computers
Improper ejecting of HDD or removing the SD card while the camera is still on
Improper partition or facing partition errors
Other scenarios include, but not limited to Computer virus or malware causing file deletion
Unexpected power off or abrupt system termination
Reinstallation or upgrading the Windows / Mac operating system
Bad sectors, Hard drive crash, File System errors, the partition table is invalid, and other such errors.

Download Remo Recover File Recovery

REMO Recover for Windows

System Requirements:
  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows 2008
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM (Recommended, 2 GB RAM)
  • Free disk space: 50 MB (for installation)
  • Log in as System Administrator or as a root to Install and  use the software
  • Supports 32-bit, 64-bit Windows OS

REMO Recover for Mac

System Requirements:
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 and above (including Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra)
  • RAM: 1 GB (Recommended, 2 GB RAM)
  • Free disk space: 50 MB (for installation)
  • Log in as System Administrator or as a root to Install and  use the software
  • Supports 32-bit, 64-bit Mac OS

REMO Recover for Android

System Requirements:
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 or Windows 2008
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM (Recommended, 2 GB RAM)
  • Free disk space: 50 MB (for installation)
  • Log in as System Administrator or as a root to Install and  use the software
  • Supports 32-bit, 64-bit Windows Operating System

Download Remo Recover File Recovery in Official website