How to Recover Hard Disk Partitions

Software to Restore HDD Partitions

The hard disk is an internal drive of a computer with no detachable media and partition are created in order to split the large mass storage into isolated sections. Partitions are done in order to increase the performance of your system.  Each partition is a section of your hard drive and it works as if it is a separate hard drive. Partition is called as a drive in Windows OS. Partitioning is necessary because keeping data, applications and operating system on the same drive can be risky. If the partition gets corrupted or lost due to some reasons then, you won’t be able to access that drive. There are times when the drive containing important files are lost or deleted due to some common data loss scenarios. So in these cases you need to execute best partition recovery software in order to recover lost hard disk partitions. It also helps to recover corrupted partition.

The windows disk management utility in Windows operating system allows you to create, view, erase, resize, format and reformat the partition. The major advantage of partitioning a hard drive is that you can reserve one partition for UNIX and another for Windows also. Sometimes, if you unintentionally clicked on the delete option instead of view option, then there may be chances of partition loss. In some cases, data loss may also occur, if you accidentally converted the partition from dynamic to basic.

Common factors leading to partition loss from HDD are as follows:

Master Boot Record or MBR is the first sector of a hard drive that contains necessary information like main partition table and boot loader program. It also holds disk information, serial number, number of sectors per cluster etc. The Basic Input Output system (BIOS) uses this system to recognize the hard drive. Therefore, if anything happens to the MBR, then the entire operating system becomes unrecognized.

  • Error in dual / multi OS boot installation
  • Incorrect disk partitioning may cause several disk related errors leading to data accessibility and subsequent partition loss.
  • Partitioning Error encountered while converting a partition from dynamic to basic or vice versa can corrupt a particular partition which leads to data inaccessibility.
  • Improper formatting or reinstallation of an operating system may also result in partition corruption.

To avoid these data loss scenarios it is always recommended to maintain a proper backup of all your important data. If you have not maintained any backup then try to use recovery software to recover lost data from the partitions.

This software not only perform recovery of files from system embedded hard drive partition but also get back each of the data from USB drive partition in very efficient way. If the hard disk is having bad sectors in it, then this application can also bypass those bad sectors of hard drive by creating disk images. Later you can perform hard drive recovery from disk images which are created by this software. This tool can undelete data from partition lost after using diskpart.exe on Windows XP, Windows 7 and WIndows Vista. Partitions lost from hard drives like SATA, IDE, SCSI etc., and even from external USB drives, FireWire drives can also be restored using this recovery software. It can even retrieve lost data from FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, ExFAT formatted partitions even after upgradation of the operating system. It can also restore partition files after boot sector corruption due to wrong BIOS settings and some hardware issues. Data from partitions which are inaccessible due to error in partitioning process or file system conversion can also be retrieved. You can also use hard drive recovery software to recover partition on Mac.

Step to recover partitions from hard disk:

  1. Download and install the demo version of the Partition recovery software and launch it properly to restore lost partition. 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

Useful Notes to avoid partition corruption in future:

  • It is advisable to take regular backups of your important data in order to avoid any kind of data loss in the future.
  • Use UPS to avoid data corruption due to sudden power failure.
  • You can use latest antivirus program to avoid partition data corruption due to virus infection.