How to recover data from my crashed Windows 10 PC/Laptop?


Here is how you can recover your data if your Windows 10 PC/Laptop is crashed?

As you all know the frequent Windows updates provided by Microsoft sometimes come with some issues that trigger your PC/Laptop to misbehave. Sometimes it is also possible that some of your drivers are not updated after the installation of the Windows update which can lead to BSOD errors, boot up issues and also possibly compile up to crash your PC/Laptop.

Windows 10 system crash or system corruption is mostly occurred due to software issues that were left unfixed. Frequent BSOD errors, automatic restarts, delay in the boot, etc. were the hint of System Crash. Also, it is recommended to regularly backup your new/updated files to avoid data loss.

Well, if you feel like that your Windows 10 PC/Laptop is facing some serious issues and that maybe lead to a system crash, then Windows 10 provides you an inbuilt tool that checks and patches the issues itself. The tool is available for all Windows 10 users and is known as System File Checker. (SFC) is a built-in Windows tool that scans and repairs the corrupted system files. If there are corrupted system files in your computer, your system will be crashing without a doubt. So let’s take a look at how you can use this tool and get your PC up-to-date.

  1. Type cmd in the search box on your desktop. Right-click Command Prompt (or cmd if you’re using Windows 7) to select Run as administrator, and then click Yes to verify UAC.
  2. Type sfc /scannow and press Enter
  3. Windows will now verify the system files, and automatically fix any issues.
  4. Once verification is complete, exit the Command Prompt, then restart your system and try to launch the program that was giving you the error.

DISM command or Deployment Image & Servicing Management is another command that can help you fix lots of problems. The command is mostly used to restore system health. So, let’s check out how to use the DISM command to fix the system crash.

  1. Right-click on the Windows icon and select ‘Command Prompt (Admin)
  2. On the command prompt window, type in ‘DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth‘ and hit Enter.
  3. Now, wait for a few minutes until the scan completes.
  4. Once done, restart your computer and your operating system won’t crash anymore.

Coming to the restoring part, if your system is crashed and the OS is not starting then you can use EaseUS data recovery tool to recover data from your crashed system. So lets take a look how you can use EaseUS to recover the data.

Download EaseUS tool from here

  1. First of all, launch EaseUS data recovery on a working computer. Select ‘USB Drive’ from the list and click on ‘Proceed’. Wait for few minutes until EaseUS data recovery creates a WinPE bootable disk.
  2. Now, connect the bootable disk to the PC with the corrupted Windows system files.
  3. Restart the PC and press F2 during the start. This will run the EaseUS data recovery on the startup.
  4. Now it will show you the disk partitions. Select the disk where you want to recover data and then click on the ‘Scan’ button.
  5. Now, wait for a few minutes until the tool scans for the available data. Once done, it will list all file types that can be recovered.
  6. You can either choose to preview or click on the ‘Recover’ button to save the file. Make sure to choose a different drive or different USB to save the file.
  7. Done!!!

This is how you can recover data from your crashed system and then boot Windows 10/Windows 7 from a bootable pen drive and enjoy!! For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.


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