NTFS partitions differ from other file system partitions in terms of behavior or how they function and the data structures used. NTFS file system introduced many additional features, such as security access control lists (ACLs), file system journaling, etc. It enhanced performance of the system and improved disk space utilization. It supports large partition sizes that make it suitable for use in big multinational organizations. But this file system is prone to corruption. Users have encountered several error messages while using NTFS partitions on their hard disks. There may be several reasons for NTFS file system corruption, such as damaged drivers, damaged portions on your hard disk etc. All these reasons may make your partition data inaccessible and put you in a severe data loss situation. In such cases, you need to go for NTFS partition recovery through a reliable third party utility.
For instance, while using Windows 2000 on your system, you may come across the following error message on your computer screen:
This error has occurred due to a corrupt 'ntfs.sys' driver file. Damaged SCSI or IDE drivers may also cause this problem.
This error may also be caused as a result of corrupt NTFS partition. In such cases, you may not be able to access the valuable information stored on that partition. Here, you can use a backup to perform NTFS data recovery. If the backup is missing, you should follow the below mentioned resolution steps.
These steps might help you resolve the issue:
Try interpreting the error message and find out the root of the problem.
Try to determine which device or driver is causing the problem by checking the Event viewer for error messages.
Stop any anti-virus programs, backup programs, or disk defragmenter tools that may be running on your system.
Run the chkdsk /r command to overcome any file system structural damage.
If the above steps fail to resolve the issue, you need to perform NTFS file recovery through a third party data recovery software. These software can easily recover lost or deleted documents, photos, videos, emails etc. from corrupt partitions. Furthermore, they are compatible with the latest Windows operating systems, such as Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software is an advanced utility that recovers data from deleted or formatted Windows partitions. It enables you to perform selective recovery of files based on their extensions. It comes with a Boot CD that helps to recover data in case your computer becomes unbootable.
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