A few month ago, my PC suddenly can’t pass the windows XP logo. This happen after I download a software from unreliable source. As the last resort, I try to format my PC.
I feel really astonished when I need to choose the partition to be format because windows detect that my hard disk has one partition only (there are actually 3 partitions) and the partition size is zero bytes. That means there is no data in my hard disk. I wonder if some virus had eaten my files.
After a lot of research, at last I know that the problem is not because virus had eaten my files but because it had eaten the partition tables of my windows. Partition tables works as a middle man between windows and the files in our hard disk. Since the middle man had been eaten, that’s why windows detect my hard disk as empty hard disk.
Most of people will feel worry about this and think that their hard disk has corrupted or broken. Don’t worry, there is a tool to repair partition table easily.
Yesterday I talk about how to repair damage partition table by using TestDisk. How about if the solution did not work? What you should do? The best solution here is to recover the files inside the damage partition and make backup for it.
You can use file recovery software to recover files. There are tons of them available but it’s hard to find free file recovery software that works like charm.
Sometimes, it actually best to use specialize software for specific purpose. For example, it’s better to use photo recovery software such Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery to recover deleted photos, images, musics, and other media files.
For other non-media file, here I listed a few file recovery software that should help you to find and recover deleted or missing files. File recovery software can