Windows XP Partition Recovery Tool

Want to restore partition lost after using Diskpart command on Windows XP?

Then Partition recovery is there to take out all your worries!!!!

Partition recovery tool is one of the most trusted software which can effortlessly retrieve the partition on Windows XP lost due to usage of Diskpart commands. Additionally, it can also restore unintentionally erased extended partition on Windows 7. It performs read only operation to the partition data during the recovery process by ensuring a safe and risk free recovery process. Above all, it is one of the highly reviewed and recommended partition recovery software by the Industry Experts and it has proved its effectiveness and efficiency by helping a huge number of customers worldwide.

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A detailed knowledge regarding the function of Diskpart command in Windows XP and the partition loss scenario will help you out during the partition recovery process.

What is Diskpart in Windows operating system and what is it used for?

DiskPart.exe is a text-mode command interpreter that is used to manage objects (disks, partition, volumes) by using direct input from command prompt or scripts. It differs from many command line utilities because; it does not offer single line mode operation. Diskpart command lines can be used to convert, resize or delete partitions of the hard disk drive.

You can create partitions; convert them from dynamic to basic or vice versa, extends the partition size or delete the partitions using Diskpart command line in Windows 7, Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000. (Windows XP, 2003 and 2000 do not install with DiskPart.exe by default, so you have to download and install Diskpart manually).

How the Diskpart command usage leads to partition loss in Windows XP?

  • While converting a partition from dynamic to basic: Converting a partition from dynamic to basis is not that simple process and requires the whole hard drive to be formatted. Formatting removes all your hard drive data and in case you do not have data backup, you lose all the hard drive data. However some other situations are there under which the partition conversion is interrupted leading to partition loss.
  1. The dynamic drive volume could not be deleted while reinstalling Windows XP. The delete command in the “Where you want to Install Windows” dialogue box is not available.
  2. The dynamic volume data is to be deleted first to convert it to basic volume. In case of improper data backup it leads to dynamic volume data loss.
  • While creating a logical partition: Logical partitions can be created using “create partition msr” Diskpart command. However, you need to very careful while creating partition using this command because; GUID partition table disk requires specific partition layout and creating Microsoft reserved partitions can make the disk as well as the existing partitions unreadable.
  • While deleting a partition: Using DiskPart.exe you can delete a partition from the hard disk. However, deleting a partition on a dynamic disk can remove all offline dynamic partitions on the disk. Hence it destroys all the dynamic disk data and converts it to a basic disk. Therefore, you should use always Delete volume command instead.

Tips to increase recovery chances of lost partition data:

  • It is strongly advised not to save any new data to the hard drive containing lost partition because; it may overwrite the lost partition data leading to permanent data loss.
  • Do not install the partition recovery software onto the hard drive containing lost partition. You can install the software on any other healthy computer and connect the hard drive as a slave to execute partition recovery process.
  • Do not defrag / reformat the hard drive because; it can make the situation even worse.
  • While selecting the partition recovery software, try to use the trial version of the software first and if you are satisfied with the demo version, then you can definitely buy the full version of the software.
  • Make sure that the partition recovery software you have chosen does not modify the original content of the lost / inaccessible data during the recovery process.

Eye-catching features of partition recovery tool:

  • This software easily bring back lost data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT formatted partitions.
  • It can restore data from accidentally deleted FAT partition and lost due to some critical data loss issues
  • It can also recover data lost due to formatting error and even after the reinstallation of the operating system.
  • It can undelete files when the boot sector gets damaged due to some hardware issues or due to some viruses like Disk Killer and Stoned.
  • Partition lost due to DiskPart command can be easily recovered using this software.
  • It can also undelete data from corrupt NTFS Boot Sector or lost due to other file system corruption issues
  • It supports partition recovery on some of the popular storage devices (such as Hard drives, USB external hard drives etc.) brands which are mentioned below:
  1. Western Digital (like WD VelociRaptor 600GB 3.5" Hard Drive, WD Caviar Green WD20EARX 2 TB Internal Hard Drive etc.)
  2. Samsung  (such as Samsung 830 Series 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, Samsung MZ-7PC256D 256 GB Internal Solid State Drive etc.)
  3. Seagate (such as Seagate Barracuda ES ST3750640NS 750 GB Internal Hard Drive, Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3300657SS 300 GB Internal Hard Drive etc.)
  4. OCZ Technology (like OCZ Technology Agility 3 Internal 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, OCZ Technology Agility 3 Internal 120GB 2.5 Solid State Drive (SATA) etc.)
  5. Maxtor (like Maxtor MaXLine II 5A320J0 320GB Hard Drive, Maxtor DiamondMax 16 160 GB Internal Hard Drive etc.)

Procedure to restore lost partition data on Windows XP:

  1. Download and install the demo version of the Partition recovery software and launch it properly. After successful launching select “Recover Partition / Drive” from the main Windows screen.
  2. Partition recovery software - Main screen

  3. Then click on “Partition Recovery” from the next Window.
  4. Partition recovery software - Next screen

  5. After that select the physical drive which contains the lost partition data and click on “Next” to start the scanning process.
  6. Partition recovery software - Hard Drive Selection screen

  7. After the scanning process is over, you can view all the data of the lost partition data recovered by the software along with their original folder hierarchy.
  8. Partition recovery software - Next screen

Points to remember to prevent partition loss in the future:

  • Use UPS to avoid data corruption due to sudden power failure.
  • It is better to use powerful and updated antivirus software, which is able to scan your hard drive and remove viruses and affected files.
  • Check all the hardware resources.
  • Backup all of your valuable partition data on regular basis.