Retrieve Active Partition from Windows 7 PC

“Hi!! My system is not booting and keeps on displaying different kind of error messages. Even I tried to restore the system, but it’s not allowing to do it. Only, blue screen is appearing with some rebooting error messages. Can someone tell me the reason for this problem and how to overcome it?”

Active partition is the one that act as a bootable partition i.e. partition that holds operating system. You can set only one partition as active partition on hard drive of any Windows computer. But, you may sometimes face crucial situations when this active partition on Windows 7 drive is damaged, unreadable or missing. There are many scenarios where in active partition may get deleted or go missing from Windows 7 system; let us know few of them below:

  • Due to improper installation of OS in system
  • Formatting or change of file system on active partition
  • Severe virus infection on active partition
  • Applying wrong procedure to extend partition memory
  • Presence of bad sectors and other logical errors

If active partitions get deleted or inaccessible due to any of the above reasons then system may not turn ON, eventually leading to hard drive / OS crash.

How to recover active partition from Windows 7 system?

You can easily perform active partition recovery from Windows 7 system by using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software. Apart from active partition, it can retrieve data from unbootable, failed, corrupted, un-mountable partitions on your Windows 7 system. This utility will help you to restore program files, images, MS document files, PDF’s, compressed files, etc. More to this, you can extract data from formatted, reformatted partition on Windows 7 system. Also, it helps to retrieve formatted encrypted drive data on different versions of Windows system. More to this, it helps recovering data from SSD drives, external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, memory sticks and many other storage devices. It is the perfect tool to perform RAW HDD data recovery and data recovery after partition table corruption on Windows 7 system. This software works on read only mode, so it won’t alter original data of active partition. For any kind of queries, there is 24x7 technical assistance available to customers. In addition to Windows 7, it is compatible with all versions of Windows operating system such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Steps to restore active partition of Windows 7:

First connect hard drive to a healthy Windows system if your Windows 7 system is not in a position to reboot, then apply below 4 simple steps to get back active partition on Windows 7 system

Step 1: Install Hard disk recovery tool on Windows computer. Then, run the program to start recovery process

Step 2: First, you will get two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted/Reformatted Recovery’. Choose ‘Partition Recovery’ option to retrieve deleted or lost active partition

Step 3: Now, it will display set of partitions coupled with the hard drive, from them select drive which represents active partition. If necessary, mention the file types to recover from partition or proceed with scanning process

Step 4: Once scanning is finished, restored data will be displayed in two different views namely ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’. Mark required files and save it in desired location other than source location


  • Do proper installation of Windows 7 OS in system
  • Always use updated antivirus software on Windows 7 system
  • Avoid installation of unauthorized third party applications to resize hard drive partitions

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