Question: When I was using Partition Magic 8.0 to partition hard disk of Windows XP, it crashed suddenly, and then one of my data partitions (not OS partition) got lost and became unallocated. It may be caused by a user error or a batch error, and I can not tell exactly. Lots of important data are stored, so I eagerly want to know how to recover unallocated space in Windows XP. Does anyone know of a reliable tool which could make the missing partition appear again?
Answer: When partition table is damaged, corresponding partition will be considered as unallocated. Partition table damage can be caused by mistaken operation, software conflict, software crash, and so on. That is to say your partition table may have been damaged. At this time, to rebuild or fix partition table via specified technologies or tools may help you recover the unallocated space under Windows XP. For users who lack professional knowledge, we highly suggest using third-party partitioning tool to make unallocated space recovery since this kind of program does not require complex operations but provides detailed wizards. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition manager which can help recover lost partition in Windows XP via rebuilding partition table. No professional knowledge is required, and detailed prompts are given in every step.
How to Recover Unallocated Space in Windows XP with MiniTool Partition Wizard
Run Partition Wizard to get the main interface:
Here, disk information and partition information are shown intuitively. To recover lost partition in Windows XP, please select the disk which is suffering partition loss and choose "Partition Recovery" from the left.
Then, choose a scanning range and a scanning method respectively.
Afterwards, check all needed partitions (note: both existing partitions and lost partitions should be included, because unchecked partitions will be lost).
At last, click "Apply" button to apply partition recovery.
Now, to recover unallocated space in Windows XP is finished, and users can have a try. Note: once a partition becomes unallocated, users can not create any new partition with unallocated space, because that may influence partition recovery effect largely.