This guide will tell you how to Data Recovery Services information on a hard drive, even if the file system partition (including NTFS) is damaged on it. We will show you how to restore it without losing your Data Recovery Services and how to solve other possible problems associated with the loss of information on your hard drive.
If you’ve been working with a computer long enough, it’s no secret that the hard drive is not a reliable place to store data. Unlike CDs and other storage media, a hard drive is a mechanical device that wears out like any mechanical device during use. In addition to mechanical failure, there are many ways to lose data on a disk, on which it is very easy and quick to change them.
The solution to most hard drive problems with Windows 98 and earlier was to use the fdisk program and a number of other utilities that allow you to partition and repair disks. Now the use of such utilities, even by an experienced user, sometimes leads to irreversible consequences …
Imagine this situation: While working on an article on upgrading computers, with over 10,000 characters written and a few sentences and screenshots left, all you had to do was run fdisk on a dual Windows 98/XP Pro computer and save multiple screenshots. In my article, several paragraphs described working with fdisk, warning readers not to use this program if they are not completely sure of their actions …
So, I only needed to get a few screenshots, but I forgot that fdisk writes Twitter data to some areas of the disk when it starts up, so that it was not there before. I remembered this only when I got the screen copies I needed and rebooted the computer in Windows XP mode, or rather, I wanted to reboot … After a rather long wait, the system did not boot.
The affected drive we’ll be dealing with was a 17 GB Fujitsu with two 5 GB NTFS partitions (XP Home and Professional) and 6 GB of unused space. After the incident described above, the system on both XP partitions stopped booting.
After connecting the disk to a Windows 2000 computer, I launched “disk management”. To do this in XP or 2000, right-click on “my computer”, select “manage”, and in the window that appears – “disk management”.
The main partition, where my article was located, was displayed as not formatted, and the operating system could not read it. The system located in the second partition could not boot, but at least it was recognized as formatted and the necessary files could be copied from it. Unfortunately, all the data I needed was in the first section.