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The partition recovery process is a significant part of data recovery.
Partitions divide disks into isolated sections. In Windows/DOS systems, each partition will behave like a separate disk drive. Partitioning is particularly useful if it is required to run more than one operating system. For example, one partition reserved for Windows and another for UNIX.
Partitioning on DOS and Windows machines can improve disk efficiency. This is because the FAT system used by these operating systems automatically assigns cluster size based on the disk size: the larger the disk, the larger the cluster.
Unfortunately, large clusters can result in a wasted disk space, called slack space. There is an entire sector of the software industry devoted to building utilities that allow hard disks to be partitioned. Unfortunately many of these utilities are used by enthusiastic but unskilled people which compounds the problem further.
Circumstances leading to corruption of partition information (tables) include faulty disk sectors, a component failure on the disk logic board, attempts to edit the partition tables by unskilled users and reformatting procedures.
As always in data recovery procedures, no attempt should ever be made to repair or recover partition information from the disk in question. An exact electronic replica of all content on the disk must be made, and all work performed on that.
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