I have suffered a lot from partition data loss. I used to save all my private and significant files on partition F including photos, videos, music and things like that. One day, when I boot the computer, I could not find the partition. I feel quite disturbed and try my best to recall what I have done to this partition. After hours’ attempt, I finally figure out the possible reason: I have done mistaken manipulations to the partition, so it gets deleted. Considering the importance of data residing in the partition, I am endeavoring to get them back. Is there any useful suggestion on how to repair Windows 2003 Server NTFS partition?
Before moving to partition recovery, we would like to introduce the concept partitioning here. Simply speaking, partitioning refers to the process dividing mass storage into isolated sections. Under DOS system, computer users can partition a hard disk and each partition will work like a separate disk drive. Partitioning is extremely useful, if users run more than one operating system. Moreover, certain operation will make data management more flexible and can maintain data security to some extent.
As is well known, each partition has a corresponding partition table which directly decides the partition can be recognized by the system or not. Once the partition table becomes lost due to virus attack, man-made errors or other factors, users will not view the partition. However, that does not mean the partition has gone forever. As long as the partition table is recovered, users can see the partition gain and then get back partition data. Well then, how to recover deleted partition? Here, third-party server partition management software is highly recommended for users, and MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition is an excellent one.
The recommended software is able to recover lost partition under varying circumstances. Apart from partition recovery function, it supports other advanced partition management operations such as partition merging, partition splitting, partition wiping, etc. Here, the detailed operations on how to repair Windows 2003 Server NTFS partition are demonstrated as follows:
Step 1. Download MiniTool Partition Wizard Server Edition from its official website and then install it to proper location.
Step 2. Launch the software to open its main interface:
Step 3. From the main interface of the software, choose the device where lost partition is and then click “Partition Recovery” to open the following interface:
Step 4. Here, users are expected to specify the scanning range, and we check the first one. After that, click “Next>” button to continue:
Step 5. In this interface, two scanning modes are available. To gain better scanning effect, we choose the second and then click “Next>” button to continue:
Step 6. Here, check all needed partitions including the existing partitions and those are labeled as Lost/Deleted. Afterwards, click “Finish” button to go back to main interface of the software.
Step 7. In the main interface of the software, click “Apply” button in the upper left corner to make final confirmation.
How to recover Windows Server 2003 lost partition is masterly fixed by MiniTool Partition Wizard. However, the recovered partition does not have drive letter, so users need to name it. For information about certain operations, users can visit its official website.