How to recover data after getting 'Bad Boot Signature Byte error' and the drive becomes RAW?


If you find that one of your drive's file system has been changed to RAW, do not run 'chkdsk' for repair as often recommended. 'Chkdsk' will repair a corrupt partition table in most cases. But if this doesn't happen, you run the risk of losing data on the drive. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery can be a far more reliable option here. The software allows searching for lost or deleted partitions on your Windows-based drives and helps you recover data from the found 'lost' volumes. 

For recovering lost logical volumes using Software, follow the given procedure:

 Run Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery. On the main screen, click the dropdown link 'Click Here to Search Lost Volumes'.

 Select your physical drive from the list displayed under 'Select Hard Drive to Search Lost Volume' section. A flying pane appears on the right.

 On the flying pane, select a preferred scan method (i.e. 'Quick Scan' or 'Deep Scan') below 'Search Lost Volume'. Click the 'Search Lost Volume' button. 

 The software starts scanning the physical drive for searching any lost or accidentally deleted volumes. After the scan is finished, all the volumes found on the selected physical drive are listed in the 'Select Volume to Recover Data' section.

 You can select any volume in this list and proceed for recovery using the normal procedure. 

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Category: Windows Data Recovery - Pro

Last updated on December 24, 2013 with 1262 views

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