Data Recovery after Corruption of Partition Table

For any secondary storage device like hard disk; you can divide it into smaller drives called as partitions, so that your computer sees each partition as its own disk with its own file system and drive letter. This is very useful when you want to install multiple operating systems on the same hard drive.

Though partitioning is an efficient way and best alternative, sometimes hard disk partitions tend to get inaccessible or damaged due to several reasons. For instance, assume a scenario wherein you encounter an error message like “Disk Read Error” while booting into your Windows based computer. This error message halts the booting process and denies you to log into the system. In addition the same error notification appears repeatedly each time when you boot your personal computer.

The main cause for occurrence of the above error message is corruption to partition table. Partition table of a hard disk partition consist of various parameters such as boot indicator, starting sector, system ID, partition name, size of the partition, total sectors, file system etc. Hence any corruption to partition table can result in non booting hard drive and severe data loss.

What causes Partition Table corruption?

  • Virus Infection on Boot Sectors: Boot sector virus is one of the main reasons behind Partition Table corruption. Infection of deadly viruses to vital components of boot sector i.e. MBR or partition table makes hard drive partitions inaccessible
  • Corrupt Boot Loader: If you are working on hard disk with multiple operating systems, then there are possibilities of boot loader getting corrupt. Often boot loader corruption leads to damage of partition table, which eventually results in data loss

Other than these reasons Windows registry file damage, operating system malfunction, hardware failure due to damaged Random Access Memory (RAM), bad sectors on hard disk, improper system termination, using third party application to create or expand an existing partition etc have severe impact on partition table corruption.

How to Regain Access to Hard Drive?

However, to get past the above mentioned situation and to regain access to your computer, you need to reinstall Windows operating system. Though reinstallation is the most convenient way to overcome partition table corruption, it deletes the entire data saved on hard drive. In such circumstances, you need to use third party data recovery software to retrieve your lost data back.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is a reliable and trustworthy utility which can be used all the above listed data loss scenarios. This data recovery software helps Windows users to easily find and retrieve files and folders from hard drive partitions after Partition Table corruption. The application has the ability to restore data even after accidental format, OS crash, hard disk corruption, BSOD etc and this software is capable of recovering hard drive data and external storage media on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating system.

Step-by-step procedure to use the software:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool and install it to a healthy Windows system
  • Launch the software and start the recovery process
  • Click on “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to retrieve your lost data based on your data loss scenario
  • The application scans and shows all hard disk drives present on your computer
  • Choose the partition / drive from where data is to be recovered and click “Next”
  • The software repeats the scanning process and shows all recoverable data
  • Choose the files and folders which you want to obtain back
  • Finally, save the recovered files to your desired destination location although not to the same drive or partition from where data was recovered


  • Don’t install the software on to the same partition from where files are recovered
  • Make use of an reliable external hard disk to backup all your important hard disk files
  • Use a powerful UPS device to prevent data loss due to sudden power failure

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