How to Recover Data after Reinstalling Windows XP?

Generally, operating system reinstallation process consists of formatting the partition (usually C drive) and install system with a new operating system. Before or during this process if you follow improper way or forgot to backup your system data, then you might be the looser.

When you will go for reinstalling the Windows XP OS?

  • Let us consider a scenario where your Windows XP system suddenly turns into blue screen and not allowed you to access the data further. In such scenarios you reboot the system, but again the same case repeated. Therefore, you reinstalled the operating system to resolve the problem. But, you may worry about the data that was present in your system hard drive
  • In some scenarios virus / malware / Trojan horses infects the system. In such situation your Windows XP operating system may get corrupt. In order to maintain proper functioning of OS you may prefer reinstalling your Windows XP operating system. But before formatting and reinstalling OS, if you fail to backup your vital data, then it might trap you in data loss
  • Other reasons including abrupt system shutdown, Master Boot Record corruption, improper re-partitioning of Windows XP drives, etc may become reason for operating system malfunction and only way to fix is reinstalling the OS again. But without proper knowledge, if you try to reinstall then it will results in data loss

Resolution for recovering data after reinstalling Windows XP:

Moreover, now you need not to struggle with above mentioned frustrating scenarios. When you find that your data is lost completely, don’t feel that you lost it completely. In reality only index entries of the files get erased from file system, not the actual data content of the file. The operating system marks that files memory address space as free, but the data is still present on that memory space until it get overwritten by new data. Therefore you can recover data after reinstalling the Windows XP OS using appropriate data recovery tool like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

Data Recovery after Reinstalling Windows XP:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program is the reliable and robust data recovery software for Windows XP. It can get back erased or missing documents, image files, audio files, video files and many more from system hard disk after reinstalling Windows XP OS. The utility has build with simple and friendly interface which supports to extract data without any technical knowledge. Apart from hard drive, this tool retrieves lost data successfully from various storage devices such as memory cards, flash drives, etc. This tool is flexible enough to regain data from FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, NTFS 5, and ExFAT partitions. Along with Windows XP, the application is compatible with various versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Steps to access data on Windows XP after reinstallation:

  • Connect your corrupt Windows XP hard disk to a healthy Windows system
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to that PC
  • Run the program and begin the data recovery procedure by following on screen instructions
  • In first screen you will find two options such as “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”. Click on first option in order to restore data from after Windows XP re-installation
  • The application scans and displays all the drives associated with Windows system. Select the drive that represent externally connected hard disk
  • Later choose the partition present in it and click “Next” button
  • The software scans that particular selected partition and displays all the data from it. Mark all the files or folders which you want to bring back
  • Finally, save the rescued data to the desired destination location, but not on to the same hard disk drive


  • Do not save or use the affected system in order to avoid data mishap
  • Without delay try to restore the lost data using compatible data recovery tool
  • Always prefer to preserve essential data on external storage devices

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