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Third-party File System Cause Partition Loss

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Like a hardware device, NTFS file system also uses a driver file that lets you access data from the partition. The default driver file of NTFS file system is Ntfs.sys. You can also obtain third-party hardware and file system drivers, as per your requirements. However, in some cases, third-party drivers may prevent you to access files from NTFS file system partition and cause grave partition loss situations. In such cases, you need to use advanced Windows partition recovery solutions to get your valuable data back if backup is not available.

As a practical example of this problem, you may come across the below symptoms when you try to open files on NTFS partition on a computer that is running Windows XP SP2 on NTFS file system formatted hard drive and have third-party drivers installed:

Your Windows system reboots automatically.

You encounter the below error message after logging into the system:
“Microsoft Windows
The system has recovered from a serious error.
A log of this error has been created.
Please tell Microsoft about this problem.
We have created an error report that you can send to help us improve Microsoft Windows. We will treat this report as confidential and anonymous.
To see what data this error report contains, click here.”

You get the below Stop error:
“A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer
Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (c0000005, f83ef720, a91e8844, 0) KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000008e)”
When it happens, the NTFS file system partitions cannot be accessed. In such situations, you need to figure out the root of this behavior and recover partitions by fixing it.

Root of the problem:

This behavior takes place due to third-party drivers that may might prevent you from opening any files on NTFS partition. NTFS partition expects non-null values for SCB (Stream Control Block). But, the value is null in this case.


Microsoft has provides a cumulative update to resolve the driver problem. If it does not work, format the affected partition. However, it removes data from the partition and cause further partition loss.

This is the case where partition recovery software helps you to retrieve lost, missing, deleted, and inaccessible partitions. Partition recovery tools are capable of effectively handling all partition loss situations.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is the most excellent solutions to ensure absolute recovery of lost Windows partitions. The software recovers all exFAT, NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions. It is usable with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000.

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