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How to Restore Windows Partition When OS Cannot Boot

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    The partition which saves Windows may be lost due to our mistaken operation or virus attack, and after that Windows will be unbootable. Well then, how to restore Windows partition when users do not want to reinstall OS?

    To complete this operation, users can turn to a third party partition recovery tool. Nevertheless, most programs work only when Windows can boot successfully, and under that situation users need a bootable app since this kind of software is able to boot computer without Windows OS. Well then, how to restore Windows partition by using bootable partition recovery software? First of all, users need to download a piece of professional software from the internet. Here, MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is suggested since it is free, easy to use, and safe enough.

    Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD is an iso file, so users need to burn it to CD or DVD. And then boot computer via the bootable disc.

    How to Restore Windows Partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard

    When the bootable partition recovery tool starts computer successfully, main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard will emerge like this:

    minitool partition wizard bootable cd main interface

    If the interface does not emerge as usual, please make the CD as the default boot device in BIOS. In this interface, please select the disk where Windows was originally saved and choose “Partition Recovery” function from the left pane to get the following interface:

    how to restore windows partition set scanning range

    Here, users need to set scanning range for the selected disk and click “Next>”. Then, set scanning method for the specified scanning range and click “Next>”. After scanning, all partitions (both existing and lost partitions) will be listed by the bootable partition recovery tool:

    how to restore windows partition check all needed partitions

    Please check all needed partitions, including exiting partitions and lost partitions, and then click “Finish” to go back to the main interface:

    how to restore windows partition apply change

    Now we can see the recovered Windows partition, but it is inactive. Please set it active if boot files are saved in this partition, and then click “Apply” button on the top to perform all changes. After successful recovery, please take out the bootable disc, and then make the original system disk enjoy boot priority in BIOS setting when the computer reboots.

    Now users would know how to restore Windows partition. Try asking the bootable partition recovery software MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable CD for help when your Windows partition gets lost. If users just want to recover partitions when Windows can boot, please see Partition Recovery.