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Repair Hard Drive and Recover Lost Data in Windows

Recover Lost Data in Windows

People come across data loss frequently caused by hard drive errors. Do you have an idea of how to repair the hard drive and recover lost data in Windows? I guess many people want a solution.

When this case happens, do not worry. First, check the reason that prevents you from visiting the hard drive: logical error or physical error. If it is caused by a logical error like virus invasion, careless deletion or file corruption, it is possible to recover data from it.

However, to repair the physical trouble, you need to send the hard drive to a data recovery centre to resort to a technician.

How to Repair Hard Drive Error in Windows 10/8/7 

1. Use CHSDSK Command to Repair Hard Drive Error

In general, CHKDSK repair is a very common solution to hard drive error in Windows 10/8/7.

1). Press Windows + R key at the same time to launch the Windows RUN interface.

2). Type cmd in the box click on Enter button to run Command Prompt.

3). After entering the Command Prompt window, type chkdsk followed by a space.

4). Type the drive letter (corrupted drive) followed by a space.

5). Type /f /r parameters separated by a space of each. (/f represents fix, which can fix the errors when it finds. /r command can recover readable data from the bad sector.)

6). Finally hit Enter.

repair disk with chkdsk

After CHKDSK repair process comes to an end, you can close the Command Prompt window directly. And then check whether the hard drive works well or not.

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2. Repair Hard Drive with Sfc /scan now in Windows 10/8/7

This method is similar to the solution of Fix 1.

Firstly, run Command Prompt as an administrator. 

Secondly, type sfc /scan now in Command Prompt window and press Enter. Don’t forget to follow sfc by a space.

Then, it will begin to scan and fix corrupted system files of your hard drive. Just be patient to wait for the result.

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3. Repair Hard Drive with MiniTool Partition Wizard

Using third-party software is a free way to repair hard drive error in Window 10/8/7. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a perfect one, which can check and fix file system errors, fix and rebuild MBR, test disk surface to check bad sectors easily and effectively.

repair hard drive with Minitool Partition Wizard

This is a totally free solution. You can download this partition manager for Windows and run it on your computer. Then select the corrupted hard drive and right-click on a partition. Click Check File System > Check & fix detected errors > Start. After finishing that, you can check the target hard drive.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is a really easy-to-use MiniTool free hard drive recovery program for Windows 10/8/7. With the help of it, you can restore lost data from the corrupted or formatted hard drive for free. Please follow the 3 steps below.

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