Jan 26 2012
A hard disk can be divided into logically separated storage units called as partitions. Every partition is formatted according to a file system. The file system decides the method of organizing and storing the data into the partition. Different operating systems use different file systems, such as Windows operating system uses NTFS, FAT, or exFat file system. Therefore, if the partition or partition file system suffers from some corruption or malfunction then chances of data inaccessibility or data loss saved on that partition are created.
However, there are measures available online to fix the problems related to partition corruption. But, sometimes these solution measures too fail to rectify the issue and thus the problem itself compels the user to reformat the partition. Though, reformatting deletes all the data from the hard drive partition but the data can easily be recovered form updated backup. In the absence of backup, third-party partition recovery software can do the needful.
Let us discuss this issue through practical example. Consider, when you try to start your Microsoft Windows XP based computer (which has NTFS partition), encountered the following error message:
“Windows could not start because of an error in the software. Please report this problem as: load needed DLLs for kernel. Please contact your support person to report this problem.”
After encountering this error message, you may become unable to boot your system. However, to solve this issue, you must understand the causes behind occurrence of this error message.
This issue occurs when the Hal.dll and Ntoskrnl.exe files are mismatched.
To solve this problem start your computer with Windows XP installation CD then follow the below mentioned steps:
- Go to setup page and repair the Windows installation by selecting ‘R’.
- Now at the recovery console, run CHKDSK, to fix the errors on your disk.
- Try to run BOOTCFG/rebuilt, to rebuild the boot configuration. Provide all the information which are asked and press Enter.
- Then try to run FIXBOOT , to fix the current boot sector.
- In the end try to run FIXMBR to fix the issues related to Master Boot Record of your system.
- Now, go out of the recovery console by selecting Exit and restart your computer.
Most of the times the above recommended resolution steps can solve the issue and fix the error. But, there are times when these solutions fail to workaround the situation at that time you are left with single choice that is to format your Windows XP based hard drive and restore the data from updated backup. However, in the absence of an updated backup, one is left with a choice that is to use third-party partition recovery software to recover precious data. These software can recover your data lost due to formatting or deletion of partitions.
One such software is Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery Software. This efficient partition recovery software for Windows operating system based computers recover lost, deleted, or inaccessible partitions. The software has intuitive user-interface which does not require knowledge of data recovery or prior training of the software. This efficient software supports the data recovery from FAT and NTFS file systems and is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000.