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Causes and Resolutions For NTFS Boot Sector Damage

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This first sector of NTFS partition consists of various entries used at the time of booting. These entries get modified or changed when the Boot Sector gets damaged. Once the Boot Sector gets corrupted, the NTFS partition becomes unbootable, resulting in inaccessibility of all the files/folders saved in NTFS partition. In such cases, data saved in the NTFS partition can be accessed by restoring it from an updated backup. But in the absence of an updated backup or backup falling short of restoring the required files, you will need to opt for an effective file recovery software such as bkf recovery softwares, zip recovery softwares etc.

To elaborate the above error message, consider the below error message that appears while booting NTFS volume:

“Non System Disk” Or “Disk Error...”

After any of the above error messages appears, data saved in the NTFS hard drive volume becomes inaccessible.

Cause: Corruption in NTFS boot sector occurs because of improper system shutdown, virus infection, and file system damage.

Resolution: To resolve above error message caused due to NTFS boot sector corruption, you need to follow the below guidelines:

Restore MBR/Boot Sector from an updated backup. In case of unavailability of updated backup, search for a duplicate boot sector. In the absence of a duplicate boot sector, follow the below mentioned steps: 1.Insert Windows CD, and select 'Repair'. 2.Run 'Recovery Console'. 3.Run 'FIXBOOT' command to fix the boot sector. In case, the above steps fail to resolve the above error messages, you will need to use reinstall the Windows operating system. This allows you to overcome the above error messages, but also deletes the data from the NTFS hard drive partition. For complete recovery of all the data post re-installation, you will need to search for a commercial File Recovery tool. File Recovery Softwares repair zip file, ppt files and other files after all kinds of logical crashes.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a powerful, yet user-friendly File Recovery application that recovers and restores all files and folders post re-installation. The easy-to-operate utility supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000 operating systems. It is compatible with FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems.

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