Fundamental disk storage in Windows supports partition-oriented disks. The fundamental or basic disk is a physical disk, which contains logical drives, primary partitions or extended partitions. Logical drives and partitions on basic disk also called basic volumes. All of your critical data, applications and operating system are stored and installed on these partitions.
If you are using Windows XP Professional and any earlier versions on same computer, you must use primary partitions as they can’t access data from dynamic disks. But in some situations, your hard drive partitions may become invisible and you can not even see them in Disk Management Snap-in. This behavior cause serious partition loss situations and need Partition Recovery to be resolved.
Consider the below given scenario. When you use Disk Management Snap-in on your computer, which is running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows XP, it might report that all of the hard drive partitions provided by OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) are available. However, you can not use Disk Management Snap-in to access them.
In some situations, you can not even enter to the Disk Management console. When you try to open it, “An internal error occurred. Restart DM snap-in” error occurs. When you attempt to access Microsoft Management Console via command prompt in Author mode for restarting Disk Management Snap-in, you receive the following error message:
“The console does not exist, this is not a Microsoft Management Console, or you do not have sufficient access rights.”
You might come across this behavior of Microsoft Windows because the LDM (Logical Disk Manager) service doesn’t mount the file system or allocate letter to hard drive partition. Thus, LDM service doesn’t know the size of disk partition. Furthermore, it can’t access the hard drive partitions. The ultimate result of this entire behavior is serious partition loss situations, which require Partition Recovery to be resolved.
The recovery is best possible with the help of Partition Recovery Software. These are powerful and advanced third party applications, which carry out systematic scan to entire storage media using efficient algorithms and recover all of the lost data. These applications come equipped with interactive user interface and do not demand high-technical skills from users’ side. The recovery process is quite safe as they have read only and non destructive conduct.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is the most advanced and robust tool to effectively handle partition loss situations. It recovers FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file system partitions and stored data. This Partition Recovery Software is designed for Windows 7 RC1, Vista, 2003, XP and 2000.
About the Author: Author describes the partition loss which occurred at the time of Mounting of File System due to LDM Service incompatibility also gives some tips to prevent your data from loss at the time of partition recovery and suggested to use partition recovery software.