Recover Deleted IDE Partition

IDE hard drive abbreviated as Integrated Drive Electronics. It is an electronic interface used to connect the computer motherboards bus or data path to the computers disk storage device. American National Standards Institute (ANSI) took on IDE as a standard in the year 1990. The IDE interface is based on IBM PC Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) i.e., 16 bit bus standard. The ANSI named the IDE standard as Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA). The IDE interface was introduced as a means of connecting multiple peripherals to computers. Hard drives are the key data storage element in computers. IDE hard disks are partitioned to utilize the disk space efficiently and to increase the system performance. Partitions are created to separate the user data from the operating system files. In Windows operating system, partitions are created either to FAT32 or to NTFS according to the need of user. Sometimes the partitions are deleted from the hard drive due to some unavoidable circumstances. Hence, in this condition to retrieve deleted partition from IDE hard drives you need to make use of reliable partition restore tool.

Some scenarios that give rise to partition deletion:

  • Erroneous Disk partitioning: By making use of disk partitioning one can efficiently manage program files, operating system files, and user data. The disk management utility helps user to create, delete, and resize partitions. If the disk partitioning is done incorrectly or improperly then you may suffer from several disk related errors leading to data inaccessibility and subsequent partition loss.
  • Partition Table Corruption: If the partition table that holds the complete details of partition such as date and time of creation, size of partition, storage location, file system details, etc. If the partition table is corrupted by some harmful malware or virus or due to third party application then you suffer from major data loss and inaccessibility of partition.
  • Unintentional Deletion: While removing unwanted partition from the system i.e., if you want to remove E: drive and by mistake if you select D: drive and delete it then the data present in that partition is deleted and lost.
  • Boot Loader Corruption: Boot loader is a program code that is responsible for operating system to function. If you have installed multi-boot operating systems in different partitions then there are more chances of boot loader corruption due to sudden power failure or virus attacks. Corruption of boot loader leads to severe data loss and inaccessibility.

Therefore, to prevent data loss you need to take few precautions. Always make a habit of creating backup of all your essential data. Regularly scan your computer with good anti-virus software program to prevent from virus attacks. After the data is lost from your hard drive, you should stop using the drive in order to avoid overwriting of new data. If you still manage to lose data even after taking precautions, then you need to utilize professional hard drive recovery software. Recover Deleted Partition tool is the best one to restore deleted partition from IDE hard disk and it also facilitates you to get back deleted partition from OS X in just a few steps.

Hard drive partition recovery software is the best tool available to effectively retrieve deleted and lost data from the IDE hard drive. By using this software you can even perform deleted partition data restoration on laptop hard drive. This software is capable to retrieve data from crashed, corrupted, formatted and re-formatted partitions or drives. It even supports file recovery from lost NTFS partition on Windows 7. With the help of this software you are able to restore deleted partition data from external hard drive and it also bypasses bad sectors by creating disk image files. This software can also retrieve files from different types of memory cards, iPods, USB drives, FireWire drives, etc. It is also possible to recover data from deleted partition on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini etc., by using Mac version of the software.

Steps to retrieve deleted partition from IDE Hard Drives:

Step 1: Download and install the free demo version of Windows hard drive recovery software. Start the program by double clicking on desktop shortcut icon. A main window appears from which you need to select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option as shown in Figure A.

Recover Partition Main Windows

Figure A : Main Screen

Step 2: Afetr selecting "Recover Partitions / Drives" option, a new screen appears. Select "Partition Recovery" option as shown in Figure B.

Select Physical Drive Window

Figure B : Select Partition Recovery

Step 3: Once you select "Partition Recovery" option, the software detects all the physical drives that are connected to the computer and displays it as shown in Figure C. Select the logical drive from which you want to restore deleted partition and click on "Next".

Select Found Partition Screen

Figure C : Select Logical Drive

Step 4: After you click on "Next" the software starts scanning the selected drive and displays all the found partitions, as shown in Figure D. Select the partition which you want to restore and click on "Next".

Select File Types option

Figure D : Select the Partition

Step 5: Clicking on "Next" scanning process starts. The software restores deleted files and displays all the retrieved data as shown in Figure E. You can use "Preview" option to view the retrieved data. You can even save the restored files by using "Save Recovery Session" option.

Data View / File Type View Window

Figure E: Preview restored Data

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