Crashed External Hard Drive Recovery

Has your external hard drive crashed due to some logical corruption issues?

If your answer is in Yes then you must read this whole article thoroughly in order to overcome the above mentioned problem. External hard drive can get crashed at any point of time. The main reason behind this can be improper usage of external drive. You are not the only person who is suffering this problem. Across the globe, there are many people who have faced and who are still facing this problem on a regular basis. I can understand that crashing of external hard drive is very irritating and frustrating as it makes all stored data inaccessible. But you don’t need to worry about it as I have the best way by which you can regain the accessibility of the stored data.

In order to retrieve all stored data from a crashed external hard drive; you need to use competent and reliable third party external hard disk recovery software . Now days there are many data recovery software are available in the market but it is very essential that you should wisely select the best recovery software which guarantees 100% safe and easy recovery of the data.

By taking the opportunity of the present condition, I would like to introduce our external hard drive recovery tool. Our software is widely popular across all over the world. The working function of our product is entirely different from other recovery software. It can retrieve lost files from external HDD on OS X Lion and other versions as well as latest versions of WIndows OS. Moreover, it has been recognized and appreciated by most of the prominent leaders of our industry.

Physical and logical reasons for the external hard drive crash are:

Physical reasons: External hard drive may get crashed physically due to various reasons such as scratches, rust, falling of the external hard drive from a high level, etc. Below mentioned some faulty signs that indicate that your external hard drive has been damaged physically

  • Rough clicking or grinding sounds come from the external hard drive
  • External hard drive is not recognizable in the Disk Management window

Logical reasons: There are many logical reasons accountable for external hard drive crash. Few of the important reasons are mentioned below:

Occurrence of error message: When you turn on your system, you may come across to one of the error message like “Do you want to format it now?” or “disk in Drive G: needs to be formatted”. In this condition, the external hard drive is recognized but data becomes inaccessible. This happens due to some of the hardware problem or because of virus attack.

System gets frozen at the time you access data from external hard drive: The main reason behind this is virus attack, which reduces the performance of the system. The other reason is Bad sectors. Bad sectors will prevent you from accessing any stored data located at the neighboring sectors. Improper system shutdown, defective drive, poor quality hardware, malware / spyware aging hardware, etc. are the common reasons behind the creation of the Bad sectors. Usually, bad sectors cannot be repaired if they have been created due to head crash or other mechanical damages.

"Missing Operating System” or “Operating System does not able to boot” message:
When your computer is in active mode this kind of message may appear. Due to the MBR corruption this message appears. In the MBR, the operating system remains stored. At the time when user turns on the system, the system BIOS loads the MBR to boot the operating system. If your MBR records get damaged, then it will not allow to load the operating system, resulting in error messages “Missing Operating System”.  Improper system shutdown, viruses etc. are the reasons behind MBR corruption.

If your external hard drive has stopped working due to any of such logical reasons, you may lose the complete data from it. But the third party tools like external hard drive recovery software has made it possible to get back lost data. You can get this software from this link -

Our software can easily recover each and every single file that became inaccessible due to any of the above mentioned external hard drive crash reasons. You can even utilize this tool as data recovery software for external hard drive to get back data from deleted, formatted, reformatted and inaccessible partitions from external hard drive in quick span of time. In addition to this, our software is highly compatible with both Windows and Mac OS. Moreover, our software can also recover files from Seagate GoFlex External Hard Disk. This tool easily performs recovery of data from damaged Western Digital hard drive and also from all other popular brands of external hard drives like Iomega, Kingston, Buffalo, Imation, Hitachi, Fujitsu, LaCie, Maxtor, Transcend, Quantum, Iosafe, SanDisk, etc.


  • Do not put the hard drive in the freezer
  • Do not store any new content on the affected drive in order to avoid overwriting of the lost data with the new data

Top five features of this external hard drive recovery tool are:

  • Advanced tool to recover data from crashed external hard drives with utmost ease
  • Extremely powerful scanning engine helps in recovering data from corrupted external hard drives
  • It can also restore pictures from formatted Sandisk Cruzer Blade USB drive or USB flash drive that has been reformatted
  • It supports recovery of data from FAT, NTFS, HFS, HFS+ partitions / volumes
  • Identifies and recover carious file types on the basis of their unique signatures
  • Highly compatible with all popular version of both Windows and Mac OS

Procedures of recovering data from crashed external hard drive are:

Step 1: Download and Install free version of external hard drive recovery tool to your system and launch it by clicking on the desktop icon. Select “Recover Partitions / Drives” from the main window

External Drive Recovery  - Main Window

Figure 1 : Home Screen

Step 2: Then select the “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted recovery” option as per your scenarios

External Drive Recovery  - Recvoery Mode Selection Window

Figure 2 : Select Recovery Mode Option

Step 3: Select the crashed external hard drive from where you have lost your data. Once you are done with selecting the drive, click on "Next" button in order to start the recovery process

External Drive Recovery  - Drive Selection Window

Figure 3 : Select Affected Drive From Where You Have lost Your Files

Step 4: Once data recovery process gets over, you can view recovered data in separate window

External Drive Recovery  - Preview Window

Figure 4 : Preview Recovered File

Best ways to avoid data loss in future:

  • Take a backup of important data so that data can be easily restored if you have lost or accidentally deleted the data
  • Always, use updated antivirus program to avoid data loss because of virus attaack
  • Shut down the system properly after quitting all the application
  • Use good quality hardware to avoid data loss due to bad sectors


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