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Difference Between Erasing, Formatting, and Wiping

22nd April 2010
A normal computer user follows numerous ways to ensure that his/her data is permanently deleted and can not be accessed by anybody. Few common techniques followed by a user to erase all the data are, emptying the Recycle Bin, Shift+ delete operation, and ... Read >

File System Structure Corruption Leads to Partition Loss in Windows 2003

22nd December 2009
The file system structure of Windows operating system is the most basic level of data organization. The way of interaction of Windows operating system with applications, security model, and users is depends on the way file system stores data on the drive.... Read >

Interrupted Process of GParted Cause Superblock Corruption and Data Loss in Linux

26th November 2009
In Linux operating system, GPT (GParted) is a useful tool that facilitates you to create, resize, move, delete, copy and check the hard drive partitions/volumes. It also copy file system on newly created partitions. It is helpful to create space to instal... Read >

Hard Disk Drive Failure Symptoms and Hard Drive Recovery Possibilities

21st September 2009
Hard disk drive is the most significant, yet unreliable component of your computer system. This is a fact that it could fail at any point and cause critical data loss situations. But most of the computer users do not accept this fact and they take it for ... Read >

'Security Accounts Manager ' : What to do if it fails

21st September 2009
A Windows registry component stored as a database known as Security Accounts Manager or SAM is used to store users' passwords in hashed format. In case, the file gets deleted , the results can be dangerous as unwanted programs can log into your system acc... Read >

Resolving Ext3 Error: No journal on filesystem

28th August 2009
Ext3 is a journaled file system and maintains a journal file to prevent instances of metadata corruption due to unexpected power outage. Due to its wide testing base and relative simplicity, the file system is considered to be safer than its counterparts.... Read >

IDE Hard Drive Error: 'No Fixed Disk Present'

15th August 2009
A system might fail to detect an IDE hard drive if it is failed. Also, for an IDE hard drive to work properly, you should set the jumpers properly or else the drive will not work. An IDE hard drive is denoted as failed if either of its internal components... Read >

Partition Loss in Windows When LDM Service Can’t Mount File System

09th July 2009
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 basi... Read >

MFT Corruption and Partition Loss Due to Extensive MFT Fragmentation

29th May 2009
As the core component of NTFS (New Technology File System) file system, the MFT (Master File Table) plays a significant role in the composition of NTFS partition and its performance. MFT references the files as system locates data, writes data to disk or ... Read >

“Drive is not accessible” Error in Windows

29th May 2009
NT based versions of Microsoft Windows includes a utility to detect file system integrity, logical file system errors and fix them. This utility is known as CHKDSK. CHKDSK runs automatically after an improper system shutdown due to hardware failure, syste... Read >

Resolving “MFT is corrupt and unreadable” Error message

12th May 2009
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) are boot firmware that completely identifies tests and initializes computer system devices. To optimize the system performance, you should customize your BIOS settings. It largely depends upon how feature-rich your system ... Read >

Windows Vista: Issues After Converting Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk

21st April 2009
Windows Vista supports Dynamic Disk Volumes for its Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions. In order to convert Basic Disk to Dynamic Disk, we can simply use 'Convert to Dynamic Disk' option of the disk through Disk Management. However converting back... Read >

EFI System Partition Issues While Installing Windows

17th April 2009
Hard drive partition that is used by systems using EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) is termed as EFI System partition. Such partitions are formatted using FAT variant. They hold information like device driver files, boot loader and system utilities tha... Read >