How to Recover Data from Unbootable Hard Drive

If your system has got an unbootable hard drive, then you need to take some added measures to start it. A malware attack, corrupt booting files, conflict in Windows, crashed RAM, etc. could be a few reasons for having a problem like this. You can’t boot your system, then you won’t be able to access your stored content as well. Under these circumstances, you need to walk an extra mile to recover data from unbootable hard drive. To help you do the same, we have come up with this post. Read on and learn how to recover data from unbootable hard drive.

Part 1: Donwload Wondershare Data Recovery Pro with Bootable Drive

Since you can’t boot your system the same old way, you need to create a bootable media. You can access to Windows Preinstallation Environment you can retrieve your data back. With Wondershare Data Recovery Pro to create a bootable media to recover data from unbootable hard drive, it compatible with every leading version of Windows (including Windows 10).

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Part 2: How to Recover Data from Unbootable Hard Drive

1. How to create a bootable media

Since your system can’t boot from its native hard drive, you need to use a bootable disk to perform the recovery operations. Donwload and install Wondershare Data Recovery Pro on a workable computer and connect a blank USB drive or CD/DVD to it. Follow the next simple steps to create bootable drive.

  1. Launch Wondershare Data Recovery Pro, click "Create Bootable Drive" on the right top menu and click "Start" button on the next pop Window
  2. create bootable media

  3. On the next window, you can see that the interface has already detected the media that has been connected to the system. You can simply choose how you wish to create bootable media (CD ROM or USB drive) and click on the “Create” button.
  4. create USB bootable drive

  5. Click on the "Format Now" button on the next, wait for a while as Wondershare Data Recovery Pro will completed create a bootable media
  6. create bootable drive

After created USB bootable drive, you will need to set your computer BIOS and go to start retrieve your data back. Restart your crashed computer and entry the BIOS with the BIOS function keys. The most common keys are F2, F10, F12 or Delete. You can check out this page to learn how to set computer to boot from USB drive.

2. Recover data using the bootable media

Restart your computer, with Wondershare Data Recovery Pro WinPE bootable drive start to copy data from hard disk and recover lost data from crashed hard drive.

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After scan the crashed hard drive, you can preview the recovered data and click "Recover" button to save.

Wondershare Data Recovery Pro provides a fast and reliable way to recover data from unbootable hard drive. The application can easily be used to create a bootable media, which can help you save the day and retrieve your content from a malfunctioning system.

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