Partition Recovery on Windows 7

  • Windows 7 Partition Recovery Software

    Windows 7 is very popular operating system developed by Microsoft Windows. With Windows 7 Starter edition, there are three another editions of Windows 7, they are Home Premium, Ultimate and Professional. Hard disk is the secondery storage device of a computer and it is devided into some parts called partition which are used to store OS, softwares and any other data. Hard drive partitioning makes it easier for you to organize the data logically. If the data or application in one partition is corrupted or accidentally deleted, the data in another partition will not be deleted. Partitioning also makes it easier and quicker to find the files or directories, as it needs to be searched only in one particular partition, not in the whole hard disk.

    While creating the new partition, you will be asked whether you want to format the partition and while formatting the new partition, you can change the default file system. NTFS file system is a default file system in Windows 7. If you create FAT or Fat32 file system then you can convert it to NTFS by using the Convert utility or by using the following command in command prompt:
    convert drive letter: /fs:ntfs
    For example, types the following command to convert drive F to NTFS: convert f: /fs:ntfs

    There is always a chance of losing a partition or damage to the partition on Windows 7 because of the following reasons:

    • Partition corruption may happen because of corruption of boot sector. In this scenario, you will get error messages as follows:
      "Searching for Boot Record from CD/DVD.. Not Found"
      "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"
      "Searching for Boot Record from SCSI.. Not Found"
    • Partition Table corruption may also result in partition loss. In this scenario, system may refuses to boot with the following error message:
      "Bad or missing partition table"
      "Error loading operating system"
    • Windows might stop processing in-between with a blue screen, this is because of INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE, mainly caused by inaccessible partition or by the error in RAID drivers.

    There are many other reasons by which you might lose your partition on Windows like accidental deletion of the partition, formatting the wrong partition, errors during repartitioning, while resizing the existing partition, power failure, virus infection etc. However, Windows XP partition recovery is possible using good third party utility software.

    If you are in a situation when you need to perform lost partition recovery on Vista, the first thing is to stop saving any new data to the corrupted partition as it will overwrite the previous data and your data will be lost permanently. Secondly, use best Windows partition recovery software to recover data from lost or corrupt Windows partitions. Besides the partition recovery, if you need to restore any deleted or lost files, you can utilize this program. It is capable enough to give better result in this operation.

    Partition Recovery software can easily recover all the files and data from lost or corrupted partition on Windows 7. This application also recovers data from hard drive having bad sectors by creating disk images. This program supports missing partition recovery from hard drive on Windows PC to easily recover FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT formatted partitions. Partitions can be lost due to various reasons like virus infection, accidental system shut down due to power failure or error in hard drive related operations. External hard drive recovery can also be done using this utility. If you accidentally delete a partition, then you can use this software to restore accidentally deleted partition. If you are a Mac user then also you can perform Mac hard drive recovery by using Partition Recovery (Mac) tool.

    Steps to recover partition on Windows 7:

    Step 1: Download and run the demo version of Windows 7 Partition Recovery software in your PC. Select "Recover Volume / Drive" option from the main window. Then select "Partition Recovery" to recover lost or deleted partition as shown in figure A

    Partition Recovery window

    Figure A: Select Partition Recovery

    Step 2: Select the drive from which the deleted or lost partition needs to be recovered and click "Next", scanning process will start. After scanning process all the lost or deleted partition will be displayed, select the partition that you want to recover and click "Next" as shown in figure 2

    Window displayin lost or deleted partitions

    Figure B: Select Drive

    Step 3: Select the "File Type" if you want to perform additional search or want to recover particular files based on unique signature. You can estimate the recovery speed here or you may skip this process to continue with scanning as shown in figure 3

    Seach based on unique signatures

    Figure C: Select File Type

    Step 4: Once the scanning process is completed, the recovered data from the partition can be viewed using "File Type View" option or "Data View" option. You can select the "Preview" option to view recovered data before saving it as shown in figure 4

    Preview recovered data screen

    Figure D: Preview Recovered Data

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