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How do I recover fdisked drives?

2016-08-16 11:04:22 Posted by Jean to Storage Media Recovery

Summary:
Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful Data Recovery software that can recover data from fdisked drives. It can automatically run partition recovery and easily recover files!

What is partition?

To divide memory or mass storage into isolated sections. In DOS systems, you can partition a disk, and each partition will behave like a separate disk drive. Partitioning is particularly useful if you run more than one operating system. For example, you might reserve one partition for Windows and another for UNIX.

In addition, partitioning on DOS and Windows machines can improve disk efficiency. This is because the FAT/NTFS system used by these operating systems automatically assigns cluster size based on the disk size: the larger the disk, the larger the cluster. Unfortunately, large clusters can result in a wasted disk space, called slack space. There is an entire sector of the software industry devoted to building utilities that let you partition your hard disk, such as Fdisk, Partition Magic, EaseUS Partition Master.

Explanation

The Fdisk commands are typically run to prepare a new hard disk for use - enabling the division of hard drive and the installation of an operating system, application programs & eventual user data. The Fdisk command has been around for a long time, formerly they were stand alone DOS programs before being integrated into Windows.

Symptoms

Where previously the computer would boot and be usable, systems that have been Fdisked often report the following errors: (these errors are frequently displayed on a black screen with white text)

  • No boot device
  • Operating System not found
  • Primary Hard Disk not found. Press F1 to Continue
  • Master Boot Record Not Found
  • Invalid or corrupt FAT
  • Invalid partition table entries
  • Invalid sector
  • Cannot find file or program
  • Invalid command.com
  • Primary/Secondary Hard disk failure
  • Non system disk
  • Disk error

To recover files from a Fdisked drive, follow these steps:

Tips: If you cannot boot the computer, please use data recovery bootable disk or connect the hard drive to another computer as slave to recover lost data.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the disk storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

select a location and let the software scan lost data

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the selected disk to recover fdisked drives

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover fdisked drives with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard