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Methods for recovering a Windows partition

If your PC experiences a sudden drop in electrical voltage or restarts for no apparent reason while system files or documents are in use, you may no longer be able to access the operating system.

In these cases you will have to recover all the data and try, as far as possible, to recover the Windows partition by gaining access to the operating system again.

With this guide I will show you both how recover files most important and both how restore a partition Windows damaged.All the programs reported in the guide are freeso that you can act without having to spend money.

Recover important files from a Windows partition

First of all, if we are only interested in recovering some files, we can take advantage of fast recovery methods, avoiding the restoration of a partition. Let's see them together.

GNU / Linux distribution

All the most important files stored on the PC (documents, music, images, videos etc.) can be recovered even if the PC is blocked or no longer accessible.

Baster use any GNU / Linux distribution provided free of charge and burn it to a disc or use it with a USB stick. The distribution you can use for Ubuntu recovery.

Once the ISO of the operating system has been downloaded (obviously from another fully functional PC). It will be sufficient to burn it on a blank DVD or alternatively use a USB stick prepared with ISO via Unetbootin.

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Whatever the method chosen for creating the media, connect it to the damaged PC with Windows and the files to be recovered. Start the Boot Menu in order to set the start of the program before Windows: usually it is sufficient to repeatedly press the F8 key before starting.

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Once the operating system has started Ubuntu all you have to do is connect another storage device (preferably an external hard drive) to the damaged PC and use the File menu to access the Windows partition and folders.

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The Windows disk visible in the side of the file manager (under the Trash or Trash icon) or on the desktop among the detected disks.

Once the Windows partition is opened, copy all the files you need for backup so as not to lose them together with the system.

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EaseUS Data Recovery

If the operating system is still accessible but you have deleted the partition that contains the data you want to recover you can use EaseUS Data Recoveryas an alternative to Ubuntu.

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Download and install the free version, which best suits your purposes. At the end of the installation run the program, select the partition from which you intend to recover the deleted data and click "Scan".

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The program will begin to recover all the deleted files present in the partition.

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How to restore partitions with Windows 10 disk

Windows won't start anymore? In addition to recovering important files, you can do something to restore the correct functioning of Windows 10 also thanks to the recovery tools available with the new Microsoft operating system.

If the PC cannot be started, Windows 10 tenter automatically recover and, in case of failure, will allow you to choose more options to attempt manual recovery. In the Windows error screen it should be possible to get to the advanced options screen as shown in the image below.

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To recover the Windows partition you can follow several ways:

  • Use your voice Startup reset to attempt to restore the boot manager and the files needed to successfully start Windows.
  • Alternatively you can use the voice System recovery: to use a restore point prior to when Windows stopped working and thus regain access to Windows.
  • As a last option you can use the voice System image recovery: to attempt recovery with a system image file that you must have previously created when Windows 10 was working.

All these methods will allow you to recover the Windows partition that is no longer accessible or blocked by viruses or system errors.

If the recovery attempts are not successful, all that remains is to format Windows and then regain access to the system with a new installation.

First of all, get yourself a Windows 10 disc that will have to be burned to DVD or copied to a USB stick to get it started in the locked machine. Press F8 repeatedly to get the following screen:

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Click on the item "Troubleshooting" and in the menu that appears select click on "Reset your PC"To begin the procedure Windows restore.

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During the procedure you will be asked whether to delete all personal data and files or whether to keep them, the choice is yours. However, I recommend always making a backup copy in advance with the GNU / Linux distribution so as to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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Other programs to recover a Windows partition

In addition to the programs you have seen in this guide, you can use many other useful programs to recover a partition. The best software are:

Try one of these programs to attempt the recovery of data deleted by mistake or following some error system.