Windows operating systems have evolved greatly from the time where hard drives were segmented off using a simple fdisk DOS command. Beginning with FAT16 and FAT32 systems complex partitioning was created so as to allow specialized applications to run. This process improved further with the advent of the NTFS file system. Of course as things evolve they become more sophisticated and this often means that they are more prone to problems. In the case of windows partitions they can be lost, overwritten or simply damaged by a virus. Once this happens it can result in a semi-catastrophic failure. These problems create a genuine need for a quality program for data recovery.
Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery Software is just such a program. This simple to use yet extremely powerful advanced lost partition recovery software has two modes to scan and locate lost / missing partitions.
The first is Quick Scan: This scan finds all the partitions when there is some corruption with the MBR of Windows or it is missing or deleted. This scan can easily locate all the lost partitions in no time and allows Windows data recovery components to recover partition data.
The second we call Thorough Scan: This is the advanced form of lost partition recovery. This disk scanning method is extremely helpful when a drive is re-partitioned or resized. Finding older or reformatted partition is extremely difficult, this is the reason why this method scans the drive heuristically and tries to locate and validate lost partitions. For e.g. on a 40 GB drive having 2 equal sized partitions (both NTFS) now re-partitioned and reformatted as two partitions, one 10 GB as NTFS and the rest space 30GB formatted as NTFS. Thorough scan designed and offered by Windows data recovery software is efficient enough to locate those two older 20 GB NTFS partitions to recover and restore lost data.
All that is required to recover lost partitions is to attach the faulty drive, set as a secondary drive, to another working PC and install Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery Software. The software will scan the failed drive and locate all of the lost partition data.