Hard Drive serves as the main data storage media for Windows computers. It is a non-volatile storage device, which is considered more stable and reliable than other storage media like CD, DVD, and storage tape. A Windows hard drive stores all your significant data, applications, and Windows operating system. However, in some situations, the hard drive may fail due to various reasons, and all of the files stored on platters' surface become inaccessible. At this point of time, you come across file loss situations and require File Recovery to be sorted out.
As a practical instance of this hard drive failure and file loss problem, you may come across the below error message while trying to boot your Microsoft Windows XP operating system-based computer:
“Hard disk drive failure”
At this point, if you attempt to boot your system using boot disk of Microsoft Windows 98 operating system, and then try to access disk partition information with the help of Fdisk.exe (MS-DOS utility), another error message may be displayed:
“No fixed disk present”
After the occurrence of above error message, you can not get into your system and access stored files from Windows hard drive. To retrieve lost files in such cases, you are required to identify the actual cause of this behavior and then perform Windows File Recovery by sorting it out.
Grounds of the issue
The above problem may take place with a Windows XP-based computer if any of the following conditions are true:
Your Microsoft Windows XP hard drive is not properly installed.
The hard drive is not configured correctly in BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).
Hard disk drive is either corrupted or damaged.
File system is damaged and hard drive is RAW.
To sort out this behavior of Windows computer and perform File Data Recovery, take assistance from your computer vendor if hard drive is having physical issues. On the other hand, if logical problems to the hard drive are causing this issue, you should format the hard drive and reinstall operating system.
However, formatting removes all files from hard drive and eventually call for File Recovery Software to get your files recovered. The applications use advanced scanning techniques to methodically scan entire Windows hard drive and extract all lost, missing, and inaccessible files from it.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software recovers lost Windows files in all cases of file loss. The software works well with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000 operating systems. It supports safe and easy recovery from NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, VFAT, FAT16, and FAT12 file system partitions.
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