Hard Drive Won't Boot (Windows 10, 8, 7 or Windows XP)

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 rong with my computer? Any ideas?"

If the computer hard driver 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 flicking cursor or an error message like hard drive boot failure. When this occurs and you do not have important data on it, you can choose to reinstall your system, because this kind of problem is generally caused by certain Windows errors. If you want to keep your data, you also can find a bootable CD or USB drive to get your hard drive started and the boot failure fixed.

Part 1. Wondershare LiveBoot Boot Wizard Software

If you intend to take the second way, a rescue CD/USB is needed before starting anything. Wondershare LiveBoot Boot CD/USB is my recommendation. It can help you to boot your computer from the hard drive successfully under any unbootable situation, and help you bootable hard drive.

Steps to Boot your Laptop that Will not Start Up

After purchasing this software, you will get a download link and a license from Wondershare. Download and install the program on a working computer, and then you can follow the 3 steps as shown below.

Step 1. Create a bootable CD/USB drive

Get a blank USB or CD drive and insert it into the computer where you have installed the program. Run the program and you will get a wizard as follow. Here you can choose "How to create LiveBoot bootable CD" or "How to create LiveBoot bootable USB drive" to create your own bootable disk. Either of them works and only takes you one step. Click the green burning button and you can make your bootable hard drive in a few seconds.

fix hard drive won't boot problem step 1

Step 2. Start your computer from the bootable CD/USB

After creating your bootable disk, take it out and turn to your computer that can't boot from your hard drive, and restart it. When you hear the beep of the system loading, press F12 immediately. Then you can go into the Boot Device Menu. Choose "Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive" under it and you will get a menu as follow. Select "Boot from LiveBoot" to access your computer.

fix hard drive won't boot problem step 2

Step 3. Fix "hard drive won't boot"

After a few minutes, you will get into your computer. What you need to do is fix the "Hard drive won't start up" issue. When the Wondershare LiveBoot appears, go to the "Windows Recovery", and choose "Boot Crash Solution" where you can find the solution to hard disk boot failure. Use the utility shown below to get your issue fixed.

fix hard drive won't boot problem step 3

When the hard drive won't boot. Please consider rewording, take out the LiveBoot CD/ USB drive, and restart your computer as normal. You will find that you can boot your laptop up successfully.

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Part 2. Recover Data from Hard Drive won't Boot

Sometimes hard drive problems can be fixed, but some knotty problem hopes of hard drive recovery are quite low.If you lost your important data due to hard drive won't boot.In the worst case scenarios,you should be find a hard drive recovery software to recover data from hard drive.

Wondershare Data Recovery is a professional hard drive recovery software.Which quickly and easily retrieves all lost files: videos, photos, music, documents, emails, etc. from your PC's hard drive .

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  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.
  • Preview before recovery allows you to make a selective recovery.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.10, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
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Steps to Recover Data from Hard Drive

With Wondershare Data Recovery, it can help you perform partition recovery, deleted files recovery and RAW hard drive recovery. Download Wondershare Hard Drive Recovery software to your computer and launch it. Follow the next simple solution to start hard drive data recovery.

Step 1. Select the file type to recover lost data from hard drive

Recover Lost Data From Hard drive

Step 2. Click "External Removable Devices" to select your hard drive, and click "start" to scanning lost data.

recovert Data From Hard drive

Step 3. You can go to deep scan your hard drive after quick scan, it will deeply search your hard drive and scan more files, but it will take more time.

deep scan Hard drive

Step 4. After the scanning completed, you can preview the recovered data from hard drive. Click "Recover" to save another storage device.

preview and recover data from ahrd drive

Wondershare data recovery is a full data recovery software,which gives 100% safe and easiest data recovery.

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