Microsoft periodically releases updates and new versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems to keep your system up to date. You can upgrade to later version of Windows operating system, without losing your existing data on other hard drive partitions. However, in some situations, the upgrade or installation process gets interrupted and you need to remove the existing partitions and then recreate them. This behavior causes serious partition loss and you need to opt for Partition Recovery Software to get your lost partitions recovered.
When you install Microsoft Windows operating system on your startup Windows partition (a partition which is marked as active and boots your system) that is formatted with NTFS (New Technology File System), reformatting the partition as FAT hangs the setup process. The system stops responding after the setup reboots your system and before Boot Menu appears.
Grounds of the problem
You may come across this behavior of Windows operating system due to file system conflicts or resource conflicts. Due to the same, Windows can not find required resources to continue the boot process.
You can try out the below methods to fix this issue:
Rerun the setup process. When prompted, choose startup Windows partition (that is formatted not as FAT) for installing Windows operating system. It gives you the below message:
“The partition you have chosen is recognized by Windows NT but is unformatted or damaged. Setup will have to reformat this partition to install Windows NT on it.
To continue and use the partition anyway, press C. Setup will confirm this again later before actually reformatting the partition.
Select 'C' to reformat the partition. Setup reboots and your computer starts normally.”
Use the FDISK command-line utility from MS DOS to remove an NTFS (non-DOS) partition, prior to run Microsoft Windows Setup.
Remove and recreated partition using Windows setup, and then format newly created partition using FAT file system.
The above methods may help you to fix the problem, but also removes your NTFS file system partition and stored data, causing severe partition loss situations. In such cases, you need to Recover NTFS Partition using advanced and effective NTFS Recovery Software.
The application enables you to perform NTFS file recovery on your own as they have interactive and simple graphical user interface. They use high-end scanning techniques to ensure absolute recovery in all cases of partition loss.
NTFS Data Recovery software recovers lost, missing, deleted, and inaccessible NTFS file system partitions safely. It supports recovery of NTFS5 and NTFS file system partitions. The software is usable with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000 operating systems.