A boot sector is an area of hard disk which stores code to locate and invoke the booting programs. These booting programs are stored in some other portion of the disk. This code is generally used for loading operating systems. MBR is the first sector of the active partition of your primary partition. It is the most critical component of a Windows operating system. This is the primary thing that all the virus programs target. These virus programs copy the original MBR to another place. Some of them, overwrite the MBR with their code. If this boot element gets damaged or corrupt, your system will become unbootable and you will lose all the vital data that you saved on your hard disk. To overcome the problem, you need to go file recovery through a reliable third-party utility.
For instance, when you start your Windows XP-based computer, you may come across anyone of the following error messages:
“Non System Disk”
The partition boot sector of your primary hard disk is corrupt or damaged.
The above error messages may prevent you from accessing the valuable data stored in your system. Follow the below mentioned resolution steps to fix the problem.
These steps may help you sort the issue and recover back all the inaccessible data-
You may use a backup to restore data and perform Windows file recovery.
Perform a repair installation of Windows XP by following the given procedure:
Boot the system from Windows XP installation CD/DVD.
Now, press F8 to agree with the license agreement.
Choose the Windows XP installation to repair.
Wait for the re-installation to complete.
The system will restart automatically after the re-installation is done successfully.
Reinstalling will make you loose all the important files that were stored in the 'All Users' folder. In such situation, you should take help of a third-party tool to perform deleted file recovery. These third-party software can efficiently recover all your deleted files, folders, documents, emails, photos, databases etc. in any situation of data loss.
Stellar Phoenix Windows File Recovery is a complete solution to all the problems concerning data loss on Windows-based computers. It performs a raw recovery of data from hard drives, external drives, USB drives etc. The software recovers deleted files of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. It can also repair ZIP, ZIPX, and BKF files.
Ways to perform Deleted File Recovery