Partitions in a computer system are logical spaces in a hard disk, which are created to separate the system files and data files. The motto behind keeping the system files away from the data files is to ensure that there is enough space for virtual memory paging and swapping. Another benefit of this separation is that if one of the non-system drives gets corrupted, the other partitions remains safe. Yet, corruption to partitions is unbearable as it creates a lot of trouble and the worst part is that partitions fall prey to corruption quite often. Corruption could loom the partition because of various reasons, like power outages, improper system shutdown, damaged system files, virus infections, software failure, malfunction, etc.
Because of corruption issue, you may come across following error message, saying:
Operating system not found
Missing Operating System
Eruption of this error message restricts user to boot his Windows XP operating system and consequently stops you from accessing the system.
Even if you try to boot your system from the Recovery Console to recover its functionality, the following error message will pop up:
Setup did not find any hard drives installed on your computer.
Reason behind this issue
Following set of reasons could be the reason behind aforementioned error messages:
1. Corruption in hard disk
2. The BIOS settings are configured in a way that the BIOS are unable to detect the hard disk.
3. The Sector 0 of the physical hard disk has a corrupted MBR.
4. An incompatible partition is marked as Active.
5. The partition containing the MBR is not active anymore
Above are the few possible reasons that could result in occurrence of this error messages, but these are not the only reasons, there could be some other reasons too.
Resolution for this
To perform Windows data recovery
, you need to follow below methods:
1. Check the BIOS settings - Check the BIOS settings and make sure that the BIOS enlists and recognizes the hard disk.
2. Use Recovery Console - Use the fixmbr command in the Recovery Console to repair the MBR of the system drive.
Although, these methods will be able to resolve the issue, yet it cannot guarantee to resolve the issue completely. In case, you unable to resolve the issue, you need to use third-party Windows data recovery software to recover partition. Recoveryfix for FAT and NTSF is a one such effective tool that can safely recover trapped data using high-level scanning algorithms. recoveryfix for FAT and NTFS for Windows data recovery
helps to recover data from the partitions, which gets because of any possible reason.