A multi-boot environment allows a user to access two or more operating systems in a single-computer system. These operating systems are stored in different hard drive partitions. The environment also allows the user to re-install any operating system on any hard drive partition. While the process of re-installing the operating system is easy, it might result in corruption of boot loader. This primarily happens when the re-installing process is not performed systematically or gets interrupted. In most of these situations, other hard drive partitions also become unmountable, rendering to inaccessibility of data saved in them. To overcome such situations, the user needs to format the hard drive, re-create all the partitions, and restore data from an updated backup. But, in case of no backup availability, the user needs opt for an efficient Partition Recovery Software.
Consider a practical scenario, wherein you have a multi-boot system with Windows XP and Windows 7. The Windows 7 hard drive partition gets infected with a virus and you decide to reinstall Windows 7. However, while re-installing Windows 7, the system shuts down due to power failure. Now when you restart your system, you encounter the below error message:
“NTLDR is missing...press any key to restart”
After the above error message appears, Windows XP based partition becomes unmountable, rendering to inaccessibility of saved data.
The root cause for the occurrence of the above error message is corruption in boot loader due to improper system shutdown during re-installation of operating system (on a different hard drive partition).
To resolve the above error message, you will need to follow the below steps:
1.Format your hard drive.
2.Recreate all the Windows based hard drive partitions.
3.Restore data from a comprehensive backup.
However, in situations where no backup is available, you will need to search for a third-party Partition Recovery Software that can recover formatted hard drive partitions and data within them. Such Partition Recovery tools are easily available on the Internet and do not require any prior technical knowledge to perform recovery.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a complete and systematic solution to perform recovery of formatted hard drive partitions. The software is competent in recovering any hard drive partition, irrespective of its size. Supported by NTFS, NTFS5, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, and VFAT file systems, the Partition Recovery tool allows the user to save the partitions at user-specified locations.
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