How to Recover Data from Dead Partition?

“Hello everyone, I own a Windows OS desktop on which I saved numerous files like documents, videos, pictures, programs, folders, etc.. Recently, I used a third party defragmentation tool as my hard drive performance had reduced. But after defragmenting the hard drive, I was shocked to see that one of the partitions was corrupted and grayed out. This partition seems to be dead and no data from this partition is accessible. How can I retrieve data from dead partition on Windows hard drive? Someone please suggest me proper method to accomplish this.”

Partitions are virtual drives in miniature on hard drives. Each hard drive storage memory can be divided in to logical drives named as partitions. Partitions are independent of each other and hence, one can use different operating system in each partition of a same hard drive. Users can store any data from personal stuff to business documents in partitions. However, when partition gets corrupted or goes dead in possible instances, then user might lose valuable data from it.

Here are few circumstances that result in corrupt or dead partition:

  • Errors while reinstalling OS on hard drive can induce corruption of partition
  • Damage to Partition Table or Master Boot Record on hard drive can sometimes make any partition unproductive as it turns dead or inaccessible
  • Improper method involved in performing tasks like hard drive repartitioning, defragmentation, creation of new partition etc. may sometimes cause damage to existing partition
  • Using partitions to install multiple operating systems can result in corruption of any partition if process errors out

When partitions get corrupt or turns dead in these above instances, data saved in that partition will become completely unreachable. Such partition will be referred as dead partition as no data can be accessed from it. Nevertheless, data on dead partitions are never lost forever. With the help of appropriate partition data recovery, it is possible to get back all inaccessible data.

Dead partition data recovery software:

Yodot Hard drive Recovery is the ultimate tool to retrieve data from dead partition or from partition that do not show the data present in it. This tool excellently recovers data such as folders, pictures, documents, videos, programs, archived files, etc. along with complete partitions. It safely restores data from dead, corrupted, unbootable, unmountable or error showing computer hard drives without any trouble. It can even retrieve data from dead internal hard drive, external hard drive, SSD drive, FireWire drive, memory cards, media players and other storage media on Windows computer. One can use this tool to get back data from all supported storage devices on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS based computers.

Guidelines to rescue data from dead partition:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on a healthy Windows computer and install it
  • Connect the victim hard drive that holds dead partition to this system
  • Then run the utility according to given instructions
  • In main screen click on ‘Partition Recovery’ option and proceed
  • Next, from the list of drives present on screen, choose the hard drive that holds dead partition
  • Then click on ‘Mark All’ button to restore each and every file from dead partition
  • When software starts to scan selected drive, status bar shows the progress of scanning process
  • As scanning process ends, view the rescued data in two view types – ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Then preview selected retrieved files and save them to desired target location on host computer

Necessary Tips:

  • Avoid making mistakes while repartitioning or performing any other critical tasks on hard drive
  • Backup entire hard drive data on external storage devices to escape data loss
  • Always use secure programs on system hard drive to perform various activities

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