A device driver (also known as software driver) is a program, which interacts and controls with the hardware device attached to your computer system. Few common hardware devices for which a normal computer user installs a driver are printers, diskette drives, and displays. Corruption or damage in any of the device driver results into serious issues, even resulting into making your system unbootable. In most cases, you receive a STOP error (BSOD) on the booting screen of your system. The data saved in the hard drive becomes inaccessible after the above error message pops up. To access the data in such cases, you will need to restore the data from an updated backup. But if in case, you have not created any backup file, then you will need to use advanced Data Recovery Software
to recover your lost data.
To illustrate the above scenario, explained is the complete drive corruption scenario – You receive a “STOP Error” message when you start your Windows 7 based system. The error message specifies a name of the damaged device driver, which the system is unable to load. After the error message appears, your system becomes unbootable, making the hard drive data inaccessible.
Few main causes for device driver damage are discussed below:
Operating System malfunction
Improper system shutdown
File System damage
Loading an incompatible device driver
To resolve the STOP error message, try the underneath measures:
Uninstall any new hardware from your Windows 7 based system.
If the STOP error message still persists, then format your system and reinstall Windows 7 operating system.
While the second measure creates a way to resolve the STOP error message, it also has a disadvantage of deleting all the previously saved data from the hard drive. For comprehensive recovery of formatted data, Read On...
When ever a hard drive is formatted, a new file system is installed. This deletes all the entries of the previous file system. The data saved on the hard drive, however, remains intact and can be recovered easily by using a third-party Data Recovery tool. Such Data Recovery utilities scan a hard drive and salvage all the data stored on its platters. Such recovery software are easily available on the Internet. However, if you want to choose the best recovery application, then you should firstly go through its trial version.
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