Since, the time of invention of a computer system, most of the data (either personal or professional) has been saved and maintained in the hard drive. A hard drive in a computer system acts as a storage media that stores all the files and folders. This component saves the files in the form of 0s and 1s. Like any other system component, this component can also be corrupted due to various reasons, like file system damage, operating system malfunction, application malfunction, and virus infection. Corruption in hard drive caused due to any of the above reasons primarily results in unbootability of the operating system and inaccessibility of hard drive data.
To overcome such hard drive corruption scenarios, it is firstly necessary to identify the exact cause of corruption, and then act accordingly. However, in case the user is unable to determine the cause, then an easy way is to reinstall operating system and restore data from an adequate backup. However, in case no backup is available, the user is not left with any option, but to use a powerful third-party Hard Drive Data Recovery utility.
For deep analysis of the above situation, consider a practical scenario wherein you receive the below error message at the time of your Windows XP system startup. The system contains ATA hard drive. Furthermore, the same error message appears every time you try to start your system:
“Boot: Couldn't find NTLDR
Please insert another disk”
All the files and folders saved in the ATA hard drive become inaccessible after the above error message appears.
The above error message appears when the Ntdetect.com files saved on the ATA hard drive are damaged.
Follow the below guidelines to overcome the above error message and to access the files saved in the ATA hard drive:
1.Try to replace the corrupted Ntdetect.com file using Windows XP installation CD.
2.However, in case the same error message appears even after replacing the files, or you are not able to replace the files, then you will need to follow the below steps:
Reinstall Windows XP operating system
Copy all the necessary files (from an updated backup) to the ATA hard drive.
However, in case the backup of the files is not available, then use a third-party Hard Drive Data Recovery application. Such Hard Drive Recovery tools employ effective recovery techniques to recover formatted data from any hard drive, including, ATA, SATA, and IDIE.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery provides comprehensive Hard Drive Recovery from almost all all brands of hard drive. The tool supports recovery of hard drives based upon FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT , NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. It supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.
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