Recovery partitions in Toshiba® Tecra A11
Disk partitioning is the act of segregating the storage space of hard disk into separate data areas (partitions) to offer users a wider control for storing data. Often due to corrupt hard disk the data related to operating system and critical files is lost and the process of “Recovery Partition” assists in retrieving the data. Earlier CD-ROMs were employed for storing a backup of the original factory condition configured by OEMs; today the configuration is stored on the hard drive itself.
- What is recovery partition?
- How does recovery partition work?
- How to recover corrupted partitions in Toshiba® Tecra® A11?
What is recovery partition?
The physical disk is divided into several logical disks (C: and D:) called Volume to store data and provide a wider control to user like operate a multi boot setup. However, Volumes or Partition disks are prone to corruption, thus failing to boot or become inaccessible for the Disk Manager to locate. Phantom volumes (free space) and Blue Screen are the other erratic symptoms that contribute to loss of data. Specialized recovery utilities are employed to retrieve the data or provide original factory settings of the operating system and pre-loaded software so that computer functions exactly the same way as it did on the first day of purchase. This process is termed as Recovery Partition.
How does recovery partition work?
Usually recovery systems involve booting from a separate CD-ROM/ DVD or hard drive partition, subsequently launching the recovery environment. The recovery program first reformats the hard drive and then begins to copy operating system and software files. To recover the lost data and files, utilize the ZAR search option; it identifies the data from the boot sectors and it may be possible the backup copies are still intact on the disk. The second option revolves around the idea of summing up the unused (Slack) space in the hard drive. The volumes are treated as contiguous while disregarding the Slack, and they are added to locate the backup files.
To solve the problem, utilize the Recovery and Restore discs provided by Toshiba® or the recovery utilities stored on the system. It restores the laptop to factory settings by restoring the software configuration on the hard disk drive. Initiate the process by switching off the laptop. Press “0” while switching on the system. Recovery wizard will pop up, follow the wizard and restore the factory settings. Re-built the laptop by utilizing the recovery media (Recovery and Restore Discs), which is created by double-clicking the Recovery Disk Creator icon available on the Windows® desktop. Alternatively, launch the application from All Programs in the Start Menu and insert the CD/DVD to copy the application and then use it.