It is everybody’s nightmare when their machine crashes as you lose access to your files. More so If you have not made backups of your data. This will leave you in quite the bind. Of course there is no reason to panic there are many ways of recovering your data. If you panic and do something foolish you could end up possibly loosing you data forever. So be very careful with how you proceed. If you are not sure with what you are doing it would be advisable to call in an expert. But experts are expensive so keep them as a last resort.
One of the first avenues you can take for hard drive recovery is to carefully remove it from your busted computer and fix it to another machine as an extra storage device. There is a certain cable you need to get for this, a USB universal drive adapter it is not that expensive and can be easily obtained. If you are lucky you would be able to retrieve the data easily. But there will be occasions that you would not be so lucky. If you are unable to retrieve tit easily there are certain software that you could use to help you in your endeavor of retrieving the data. But keep in mind that these software isn’t perfect in retrieving data so you could end up with only pieces of your files. Overall it’s a very slow and arduous process which will take some time so you have to be patient. But data usually tend to be very resilient and survives most computer crashes. So all is not lost the moment your computer crashes. There is a chance that you will be able to retrieve everything you lost.
Keep in mind though that hard drive recovery is not so easy of it is due to a mechanical failure of the device itself. As long as it is a logical error that the device faced the data is easily retrievable. But if it is mechanical failure you would have no choice but to seek the assistance of an expert. It would be advisable not to poke around the device. You could end up permanently damaging it.
Usually if it is mechanical failure there would be a clicking noise that is made which the device is trying to run but being unable to. If this is the issue you face don’t hesitate to call an expert even though it will end up being expensive as this is the best option left to you at that point. All in all this is a very careful process. Of you try to hurry it or do something stupid you could end up losing all your data.