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FAQs for Partition Table Doctor

Posted by Daisy to Resource 2016-12-12

Summary

Partition Table Doctor is a powerful tool for recovery partition, it automatically checks and repairs MBR, partition table, boot sector of partition error to recovery FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP partition.

Please NOTE: EaseUS Software has stopped selling Partition Table Doctor. It is out of production.

Backup Partition Table

In order to backup the hard disk partition table and boot sector of partition to a file, press "Shift+F1" key or select "Backup Partition Table" from the "Operations" menu, then enter the backup file name for saving. You can backup the file not only to the prime hard disk but also any hard disks connected to this machine or removable disk drive. And we recommend you the latter one.

If you have backed up partition table as a file, when you meet Frequent Partition Error, you just restore partition table to recover partition table and the boot sector of partitions. Notes: If you boot from Partition Table Doctor CD and want to backup partition table to floppy drive, you cannot backup it to drive A:, because the drive A: is virtual drive of CD, you can backup partition table to drive B: (i.e. b:\\disk.dat).

Edit Properties

This function permits you to configure every parameter of the partition table.

Right click the partition you want to configure and choose "Edit properties". A configuration dialog will be displayed on screen. Select the parameter you want to change. Then type its value. Click "OK" to complete the change or "Cancel" to give up.

FAQs for Partition Table Doctor

Ask: I have recovered some partitions by used mode "Automatic" of menu "Rebuild Partition Table" under windows, but these recovered partitions were not I need, and some correct partitions were disappear, how to go back the previous valid status of the hard disk?

Answer: Please try the following steps:

Run the windows version of the Partition Table Doctor.
Select the hard disk that you want to recover.
Then Select "Undo changes" on menu "General" and choose a former valid status of the hard disk to recover.
Save the setting and reboot the computer.


Ask: I ghost files to c partition. But it crashes midway. Then I can not see my other partitions (E, D, etc). What can I do for it?

Answer: Your C partition is damaged badly. However, you can use Partition Table Doctor to rebuild other partitions. Maybe they are not damaged badly. Run the program, select "Rebuild partition table" from "Operations", and choose "auto" or "interactive" mode to search the other partition.

Ask: When do I need to backup partition table?

Answer: Backup partition table is very important for data security. When you want to do some changes to the disk, you'd better backup partition table.

Ask: Can Partition Table Doctor fix the MFT of NTFS?

Answer: No, Partition Table Doctor can only fix the DBR but not MFT.

Ask: Can Partition Table Doctor support USB mouse or keyboard in DOS?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor will support PS/2 device but not USB device in DOS.

Ask: How can I upgrade my program? Any information should I provide?

Answer: Yes, you need to provide your order and download link email we send to you.

Ask: Now, when I rebuild partition table, there are two choices, one is "Auto", and the other one is "Interactive", I want know how to use "Interactive" mode.

Answer: After scanning process completed; you will see a list with lots of partitions. Please make sure all your previous partitions are included, and then tick all of them to recover.

Ask: What can I do with "Browse Root"?

Answer:

You can browse the root of the specified partition in main window.
You can browse the root of the searched partition in the Interactive Mode of Rebuild Partition Table.
You can browse the root of the partition before it is fixed by Fixboot function.
By this function, you can confirm if the partition you operate on is the one you want to fix or recover.

Ask: Which file system can be supported by "Browse Root"?

Answer: "Browse Root" supports FAT12 / FAT16 / FAT32/ NTFS / NTFS5 file system.

Ask: How to use "Browse Root"?

Answer: You can easily find the function button on the Toolbar, on the Partition menu, and during the process of rebuilding partition table and fixing boot sector, you can also find it.

First, please choose the partition, and then select "Browse Root" on the partition menu.

Ask: What is the meaning if the partition can be browsed boot?

Answer: In partition list (main window and Rebuild Partition Table function), usually, if the partition can be previewed by Browse Root, then the partition can be recovered.

If the partition cannot be previewed by Browse Root, you can use Fixboot to fix the partition.

If the partition still cannot be accessed by Operating System, we recommend you use free data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover your lost data.

Ask: What can I see with "Browse Boot"?

Answer: The function is used to preview the folders and files in the root directory on this partition, but not including subdirectory.

Ask: Will Partition Table Doctor run natively on my operating system?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor runs natively on the following operating systems:

DOS
Windows 95/98/Me
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 2003
If you want to recover files due to deletion, format, partition lost or damage, system crash, etc. especially under Windows Vista/2008/Windows 7, our free data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is recommended. It works well with hardware RAID and hard drives, SD and Memory Cards, etc.

Ask: How does Partition Table Doctor help me find lost or deleted partitions?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor can recover FAT16 / FAT32 / NTFS / EXT2 / EXT3 / SWAP partitions.

Ask: Does Partition Table Doctor support all the hardware?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor basically supports every type of Hardware. However, some hardware products have inherent errors, which can become noticeable when using Partition Table Doctor.

Ask: Will Partition Table Doctor work on hard drives of any size?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor has been officially tested on drives up to 250 GB. However, users who use Partition Table Doctor on drives larger than 250 GB have not reported any problem.

Ask: I installed Partition Table Doctor respectively on different operating systems. When running, is it possible that they interfere with each other?

Answer: No. Each Partition Table Doctor independently manages the operating system where it is installed without interfering with others on other operating systems.

Ask: Will Partition Table Doctor run under Linux?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor does not run natively under Linux. You can recover Linux partitions by running Partition Table Doctor from another operating system or from the Partition Table Doctor emergency diskettes or bootable CD.

Ask: I am unable to find lost partitions after "Rebuild MBR" with Partition Table Doctor.

Answer: Rebuild MBR only rebuilds "Main Boot Code" in the master boot record.

Ask: How does "Undo Changes" work?

Answer: On Windows, Partition Table Doctor gives you the option of Undo Changes. In the unlikely event you need to reverse the changes made by Partition Table Doctor, you can use the undo file to return your disk to the state it was in prior to the repairs.

By default, Partition Table Doctor creates an undo file automatically when you have made changes (i.e. Save, Rebuild MBR, Fixboot ).

Ask: Cannot write to hard disk under MSDOS or Freedos or Windows.

Answer: If you run Partition Table Doctor under DOS, you'd better 'Disable' the 'Anti Virus' option in BIOS setup.

If you run Partition Table Doctor under Windows, please close "Anti virus" software (i.e. Norton Antivirus) or some system security software.

Ask: Cannot boot from the Bootable CD of Partition Table Doctor.

Answer: For more Partition Recovery Bootable CD information see here.

Ask: When I boot from Partition Table Doctor emergency diskettes, all the menu items display 'null'. How do you fix it?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor basically supports every type of video card. However, some video cards have inherent errors, which can become noticeable when using Partition Table Doctor. Please follow these steps to fix it:

Go to BIOS Setup, enter "Advanced BIOS Features" and set "Gate A20 option" to [Normal], then save and exit.
If the first step doesn't work and you have a USB mouse connected, please plug-in your PS2 mouse instead.
If the second step doesn't work, we recommend that you change the VIDEO card and try again.
If the third step doesn't work, setup the hard disk on another computer running windows as slave hard disk to recover partitions.
Ask: Size of Hard disk displayed by Partition Table Doctor is different from the real size of hard disk.

Answer: You need go to BIOS Setup and Run HDD IDE AUTO DETECTION to configure the Hard disk.

Ask: After running "Rebuild Partition Table", when rebooting I received message "Error loading operating system. Use startup disk and MBR Doctor to rescue MBR, press any key to reboot".

Answer: Computer motherboard BIOS could have inherent errors, which is incompatible with Partition Table Doctor.

Please follow these steps to solve the problem:

Enter CMOS, run IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION to configure the Hard Disk, choose LBA mode.
If the first step doesn't work, boot from Partition Table Doctor emergency diskettes and close the program, type ptd /mbr.
For example:
ptd /mbr (default harddisk1)
ptd /mbr hd2 (for harddisk2)
Ask: I want to recover lost partitions on my external hard disk drive, will Partition Table Doctor help me?

Answer: Partition Table Doctor can recover lost partitions on external hard disk drives.

Ask: Is tech support free?

Answer: Yes! It's free for all.

Ask: I have more questions - who should I write to?

Answer: Please send your additional questions to support@ptdd.com.

Ask: I have tested the Demo version of the Partition Table Doctor and now would like to purchase it. How should I do?

Answer: Please go to the Buy Now page. After registration, you will receive a Download URL of the full version of Partition Table Doctor by email immediately!

Ask: I want to purchase Partition Table Doctor, but I don't have a credit card.

Answer: Purchasing Partition Table Doctor without a credit card is acceptable, we support many payment methods, such as: PayPal, bank transfers, Cash etc. Please see here or click "Buy Now" button in the "Help" option.

Ask: How do I get the updates of the Partition Table Doctor?

Answer: Current updates of the Partition Table Doctor are (only) obtainable via the Internet. And all the updates are free at present!

Ask: I have lost my full version of Partition Table Doctor. Can you help me?

Answer: Please email us at support@ptdd.com. Please attach your name, address, email address, and order confirmation number (if you have one). We will be happy to help you.

Ask: If Partition Table Doctor cannot help me, what can I do?

Answer: We recommend that you can use professional data recovery software, such as free data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover files.

Ask: Can Partition Table Doctor recover deleted files or formatted partition files?

Answer: No. Partition Table Doctor cannot recover deleted files or formatted partition files. We recommend that you can use professional file recovery software, such as free data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover files.

Ask: How do I recover lost file(s) and folder(s)?

Answer: We recommend that you can use professional file recovery software, such as free data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover lost files.

Ask: What's limitation of DEMO version?

The Demo allows you to practise how Partition Table Doctor found and browse partition. The only limitation is that DEMO version can not save the recovered partitions.

Ask: Can Partition Table Doctor support dynamic disk?

Sorry, EaseUS Partition Table Doctor could not support dynamic disk at present.