Sometimes, we may make some mistakes in hard drive management. For example, in WinPE, we can delete any partition listed there. If it is the system partition gets deleted, undoubtedly your computer won’t boot. If you happen to do this work, what should you do to recover the lost partition?
You might also be interested in Here Are 3 Ways if You Accidentally Deleted System Reserved Partition.
In fact, there is a great possibility to get the lost/deleted partitions back even though Windows cannot boot, on condition that you haven’t made any further damage to the hard drive. Luckily, MiniTool provides users with the best bootable partition recovery tool – MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable.
Partition Wizard Bootable is a piece of bootable partition management software. It is able to recover partitions lost by virus attack, Windows update, and human errors. It is worth mentioning that this bootable partition recovery software is created by Bootable Media Builder which can be found in any paid edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard. So first of all, you need to get a paid edition so as to obtain the bootable tool.
Preparatory job: Follow the guides below to create a partition recovery boot disk and boot your PC from it:
• How to Build Boot CD/DVD Discs and Boot Flash Drive with Bootable Media Builder?
• How to Boot from Burned MiniTool Bootable CD/DVD Discs or USB Flash Drive?
Now let’s begin:
When you enter the main interface of Partition Wizard bootable, find the disk that needs partition recovery. By right-clicking the disk icon you can activate all available features in the short-cut menu. Here just select “Partition Recovery”.
Now set a scanning range to search for the lost partitions. If you know the exact starting LBA and ending LBA for the lost partition, choose the third one; otherwise, we suggest selecting either of the former two.
Choose a scanning method (choose Quick Scan first) and click “Next” to go on.
When this bootable partition recovery tool finishes the scanning, it will show you all partitions it has found. Now it is your turn to check carefully and check all the partitions you need. Note that any partition unchecked will be deleted after the recovery! Please think twice before clicking “Finish”.
Finally, at the main interface of this bootable partition recovery tool, click “Apply” button to confirm that you want this change. The recovery will be finished soon. For more info, read Bootable Partition Recovery Tool Recovers Lost Partition without Windows.
But this is not all. You can see from the disk map that all partitions recovered have no drive letter. So you still need to do one more thing: assign drive letter to partitions you need to access. That’s it.
Now the tutorial to recover partition when Windows won’t boot is finished. You can remove this bootable partition recovery disk and try to boot from Windows. Good Luck!