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Removing External Media Cause Patition Loss

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Microsoft Windows operating system supports a number of storage media to keep your data safe and organized. Such storage media includes, hard drive, USB drive, removable storage media, and storage array. The USB drives are the most commonly storage media today, which are safer than the devices that have moving components. However, in some situations, they may also affect your Windows system if you suddenly remove them, without stopping the current process. It may affect the file system and make your hard drive partitions inaccessible, causing severe partition loss. In such critical situations, you need to opt for Windows partition recovery, in case updated and valid backup is not available.

You Microsoft Windows XP computer might stop responding or freeze up when you unexpectedly remove an external storage media from your system. For instance, your computer may hang up or stop responding when you abruptly remove SD (Secure Digital) memory card from USB (Universal Serial Bus) card reader. You may come across the below STOP error when this behavior of Microsoft Windows XP computer occurs:

“STOP 0x00000023 FAT_FILE_SYSTEM (Parameter1, Parameter2, Parameter3, Parameter4)”

The system becomes totally inaccessible and unusable after this instance. In order to get your mission critical data back, you are required to identify the cause of this problem and them perform partition recovery by fixing it.

Grounds of the problem:

When you suddenly remove any external storage device from your computer, Windows is not notified for it. Thus, the operating system can't make sure that all the data transactions are successful before removing the device. This behavior may damage the FastFat.sys file. It is file system driver of FAT file system, which is responsible for making the partition ready to be accessed.


To recover lost Windows hard drive partitions in such critical situations, you are required to format the hard drive, recreate hard drive partitions, reinstall operating system, and then restore all your significant data from the most recent backup.

In case backup is not valid or updated, severe conditions may take place. At this point, partition recovery software becomes need of hour.

The applications thoroughly scan entire hard drive and extract all lost partitions from it. They recover partition in all possible partition loss scenarios. They offer easy and safe recovery with simple user interface and non-destructive nature.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software recovers lost, missing, deleted, or damaged Windows hard drive partitions. It supports recovery of all NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions. The software works well with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.

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