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Organize your online information with the data management and storage tips in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Operating system data recovery tools
- Third-party data recovery software
- Online data recovery lab
Know if your drive is physically damaged
Know if your drive is physically damaged. Does it make a clicking noise, or restart on its own? Notice whether your operating system shows a boot failure.
Know about potential data loss causes
Know about potential data loss causes such as power surges, virus attacks, a hard drive crash, file system corruption, or corrupted hardware drivers.
Run Windows recovery tools
Run Windows recovery tools in a Safe Mode for data loss. System Restore rolls back your operating system to an earlier time when everything worked.
Try data recovery software free trials
Try third-party data recovery software if your own data recovery software doesn't work. Use free trials of the software to determine whether the program is compatible with your operating system.
Try an online data recovery service
Try an online data recovery service for data loss. They may be able to restore your data remotely, but the process requires a stable broadband connection. Good luck restoring your data.