How to recover data from non detecting hard drives?
- When your data is lost due to hard drive damages, remember the first thing that hard drive must not run multiple times because it may lead to further damages to the drive or any storage devices.
- Due to abrupt system shutdown while the external hard drive is connected.
- When hard drive is not specified as first booting device in BIOS.
- There might be a sudden power failure, in which your drive might not be detectable or inaccessible.
- If the hard disk gets damaged or broken, it might end up with a non-working condition.
- If the hard drive is used for a longer time the drive may get into issues due to age and usage.
- In such cases contact a professional data recovery service providers for the data recovery.
To Check the Cause of Non Detecting the Hard Drive, Follow these Steps:
Make Sure Your Drive Powers On
If your external hard drive is not detecting sometimes there might be issue with the power cable. Try plugging it to the different power cable. Check the lights on the drive that power indication activity before moving on.
Check the Drive in Disk Management
When you plug in the hard drive Check whether windows detects the hard drive. Then install “Disk Management Tool” and open the tool. This tool lets you see all the hard drive connected to your computer. You can check the partitions, sizes, and other information of the hard disk. You should see your external drive appearing in the disk management window below to your First and second disk. It doesn’t appear in the window because it doesn’t contain any partitions, it should show up here as Removable. If your external drive is not showing up, You’ll need to contact professionals and discuss regarding why the drive isn’t recognized. Issue might be with hardware issue, driver problem, or a dead drive.
If the drive doesn’t show up in Disk Management even after trying these steps then it’s time to submit the hard drive to the professional data recovery service providers because running the hard drive for multiple times it will harm the drive to further worst condition. Hence it is recommendable to check with the professionals who are experts in data recovery.
Things Not to Do When Hard Drive is in Detection:
- Running Checkdisk or CHKDSK on the drive which will damage folder or file system.
- Formatting your hard drive or memory card when drive asks for “format the disk”, which might lead to further issues.
- Scan and fix the drive commands or running bad sector removal utilities will further damage the drive and the data.
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