Corrupted Windows 7 Partition Recovery

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Are you unable to see and access your Windows 7 hard disk partitions? Have you encountered error messages while booting up your system? Such scenarios may occur if an essential Windows data structure gets corrupted i.e. Partition Table. When the partition table is corrupted then the Operating System cannot locate and access hard drive partitions of your system including the active partition. In such circumstances, use Windows data recovery software for absolute recovery of inaccessible partitions and stored files. Simple click here to know more on how this software actually works to recover files from corrupted Windows 7 partition that too in few simple steps.

Partition Table is a critical Windows data structure and contains significant information about the primary and extended partitions of Windows 7 hard drive. The partition table is a metadata structure of 64-byte and is located in the same sector of Master Boot Record (MBR). It can have maximum 4 entries, each one is 16-bytes long. Every entry in the Partition Table includes fields for the Boot Indicator, Starting Head, Starting Cylinder, System ID, Ending Head, Ending Cylinder, Relative Sector, and Total Sector. Therefore, Boot loader can easily assume the size and location of the partitions and searches for “Active” part of the hard drive to pass control to the Boot Sector to load the OS. The signature word of the sector is stored in the last two bytes of the Boot sector. The Windows Partition Table adapts to a standard layout that is autonomous of the Windows Operating System.

As MBR holds all the primary partition table and contains all important boot information such as how many partitions are present in the HDD, which partition is active and so on. So any corruption in the MBR can prove to be fatal for the hard disks and leads to inaccessibility of the partitions on Windows 7 OS. But, as mentioned with the use of Windows data recovery software one can easily carry out corrupted Windows 7 partition recovery process and easily restore files from Windows 7 after partition table corruption.

Common scenarios leading to partition table corruption on Windows 7 are mentioned below:

  • Boot sector Virus: The most probable cause behind Partition Table corruption is boot sector virus. The boot sector virus may corrupt the important component of MBR resulting in the Partition Table corruption and inaccessible partition.
  • Degraded Boot loader: If you are working on a dual boot system, there are chances of the boot loader getting corrupted. If the operating system with boot loader gets damaged due to any reason, then you could not be able to boot either of the operating system.
  • Windows Registry file damage: Windows Registry has the complete history of hardware attached, OS components, preferences of user settings, etc. If the registry file is damaged then you will lose huge data. Get more tips on Windows Vista recovery at http://www.recoverwindows.net/vista.html.
  • Other reasons behind partition table corruption are a sudden power failure, accidental system shutdown, virus infection, operating system malfunction or usage of unreliable third party applications.

You need to follow few precautionary steps in order to restore data from Win 7 after partition table corruption:

  • Always have a complete copy of files as backup so that it can be helpful to restore data when you have lost the data.
  • Make use of Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) to prevent from power fluctuations.
  • Make use of significant data recovery software i.e., read only software in order to recover data.

Windows recovery software is a proficient data recovery tool with the help of which you can recover data from corrupted Windows 7 partition with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT formatted partitions on your hard drive. It recovers files from different types of hard drives like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. Along with memory cards, USB drives, FireWire drives, iPods, etc. 300 file types can be easily recognized and recovered with the help of this software. You can recover Windows 8 disk with ease by using this software. This software has a capability to recover data from crashed or non-bootable hard drives by creating disk images. This software even restore lost data on Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 7. This utility can also recover lost partitions from WD Caviar HD, Seagate hard drive, Hitachi HD, Buffalo HDD and all other brands of hard drives. You can download the free demo version to estimate recovery results. It supports recovery from all the versions of Windows and Mac OS.

Follow the steps given below to recover Windows 7 data after Partition Table Corruption:

Step 1: Download and install this software. Launch the software from start menu or by clicking on the desktop shortcut icon. After you launch the software a main screen appears from which you need to select "RECOVER PARTITIONS/DRIVES" option to recover data from corrupted Windows 7 partition.

Restore Files from Windows 7 after Partition Table Corruption - Main Screen

Fig 1: Select Recover Partitions/ Drives Option

Step 2: After you select recover partitions/ drives option then from the next screen you need to select "Partition Recovery" option to restore data from Win 7 after partition table corruption.

Restore Files from Windows 7 after Partition Table Corruption - Partition Recovery Option

Fig 2: Select Partition Recovery Option

Step 3: A list of found partitions are displayed. You need to select the partition from which you want to recover data and then click on the "Next" option. Then the software starts scanning process.

Restore Files from Windows 7 after Partition Table Corruption - List of partitions found screen

Fig 3: Select Partition

Step 5: After the scanning process is completed, you are able to preview the recovered data by using the "Data View" or "File Type View" option.

Restore Files from Windows 7 after Partition Table Corruption - View recovered files

Fig 4: View recovered files

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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