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3 Ways to Fix The Request Failed Due to A fatal Device Hardware Error


Summary: The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error or not accessible fatal device hardware error is common seen error that causes data loss from Western Digital or Seagate hard drive, today in this article we will focus on how to fix this issue.

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We had a customer yesterday sent us an email and asked why his computer was having the request failed due to a fatal device hardware error , he couldn't access the Seagate hard drive after received the error message. Then, he asked our help and finally he got back the data and fixed the issue.

That's why today we would like to tell about this issue and we are willing to show you in steps in order to make sure everyone who can perform do-it-yourself fix and recovery.

What is the Request Failed Due to A fatal Device Hardware Error?

To explain what is the request failed due to a fatal device hardware error happens on WD or Seagate hard drive to whom does not meet such issue before; we took a screenshot as below:

Generally, you'll got an error message showing that X: \path name is not accessible. The request failed due to fatal device hardware error. Yet, you may receive such location is not available error message no matter from the hard drive, SD card or on Disk management on Windows 7/8/10.

3 Ways to Fix The Request Failed Due to A fatal Device Hardware Error

At this very moment, the system just wanna inform you the device is going to the end of its life. You should hurry to download the hard drive data recovery software in order to rescue the data from hard drive.

Consider the vital data on the hard drive, the earlier you perform the hard drive recovery, the faster you'll retrieve data.

Best solution to recover data from inaccessible partition/folder/Drive?

From the previous data recovery tutorials we posted on the tutorial section, you probably agree that losing data no matter from accidental deletion, formatting or even worse scenarios, such as, encountering the request failed due to fatal device hardware error, you need to format the disk before you can use it, USB shows 0 byte or any other issues from any of the storage devices, there's still not the end of the world. We still have the chance to recover the valuable data.

The first thing we need to do is download the data recovery program to fix fetal errors. Here we are strongly recommend you the Bitwar Data Recovery, which is dictated to allowing users to perform hard drive recovery with few clicks.

Simply click below download button to free get the Bitwar Data Recovery and then install on different partition or device, this is the way to make sure the data on the wait- to-recover partition or device won't be overwritten.

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Steps to recover data from inaccessible hard disk.

Steps 1. Launch Bitwar Data Recovery and then select the target device you wanna recover (Click the device with the name of “HD”). Click Next to continue.

3 Ways to Fix The Request Failed Due to A fatal Device Hardware Error

Steps 2. Select all of the file types and then click Scan.

3 Ways to Fix The Request Failed Due to A fatal Device Hardware Error

Steps 3. The software will automatically launch to scan all of the existing files you have on the hard disk and then it lists out in details for you. Double-Click the file and make sure the data is exactly as you need,  then hit Recover button to save the data on the different partition or device.

How to decrypt a file without password/key?

Tips: Please Do Not save the files back to the device that has the request failed due to fatal device hardware error.

Methods to fix the request failed due to fatal device hardware error?

Method 1. Reformat the hard disk

Press WIN+X >> Disk Management >> Right-click the device has fetal error >> Click Format >> Well Done

Method 2. Initial the disk

Press WIN+X >> Disk Management >> Right-click the not-initialized device >> Initial the disk >> Select MBR or GPT as you need >> Right-click unallocated partition >> New Simple Volume >> Assign the drive letter >> Perform a quick format >> Well Done

Method 3. Run CHKDSK

Press WIN+X >> Command Prompt (Admin) >> Type: CHKDSK X:  /F (Replace X:  to the exact drive letter) >> After CHKDSK /F finished >> Type: CHKDSK X:  /R (Replace X:  to the exact drive letter) >> Well Done

Tips: CHKDSK /F will fix system errors on the disk
Tips: CHKDSK /R will try to recover bad sectors on the disk.

In Conclusion

Generally, with above tutorials you may do-it-yourself to perform recovery on saving data from the WD, Seagate hard drives or external hard drives, flash memory cards, SD cards which having the request failed due to a fatal device hardware error. After data recovery, you can then use 3 methods to fix the inaccessible hard disk or device.

Read thoroughly of the article or it's better to save this article to your Google/Firefox/Safari Bookmark in order to make sure you won't get panic immediately when encountering the hard disk fetal issues. What you need is to download the Bitwar Data Recovery and follow the steps to recover the precious data you have.

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