Apparently my Dell computer contracted a nasty virus that has corrupted my hard drive and caused a "read disk" error. The computer will no longer turn on. I've taken the drive out and to a computer store in an attempt to retrieve important financial files, only to be told that it is not possible without sending it to an expensive data recovery company. Can anyone provide any potentially less expensive ways that I can recover data from corrupted hard drive?
There are two damage types: Logically corrupted hard drive and physically damaged hard driive.
Because file system is damaged, such as damaged DBR, FAT/MFT, etc. so the hard drive becomes corrupted. In this situation, how to recover data from corrupted hard drive? The best answer is to use corrupted hard drive data recovery program.
M3 Data Recovery is a corrupted hard drive recovery software which can fix/repair corrupted hard drive and recover data from corrupted hard drive . For Mac data recovery, please go to M3 Data Recovery for Mac.
Step-by-step tutorial to recover data from corrutped hard drive
Step 1: Download and install M3 RAW Drive Recovery on your computer.
Step 2: Connect the corrupted hard drive to your healthy computer as slave drive and then launch M3 RAW Drive Recovery.
Select the corrupted hard drive and then click Next to continue.
Step 3: M3 RAW Drive Recovery is scanning the corrupted hard drive and fixing the damaged file system.
Step 4: Check the files in corrupted hard drive before recovery.
Step 5: Switch to Data Recovery Mode and then recover data from corrupted hard drive.
Besides data recovery from corrupted hard drive, M3 RAW Drive Recovery also recover corrupted hard drive and then you can access the corrupted hard drive as normal.