File Recovery from Inaccessible NTFS File System Partition

Published: 22nd April 2009
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Boot volume damage is a critical problem that result as no boot situation and can cause volume and file loss. In such situations, to get your vital data back, you need to opt for File Recovery.
When you start your Windows computer with corrupted boot or system volume, you might encounter the following error message:
"Stop 0x0000007B (0x00000000, 0xC0000032, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)


(where second parameter is 0xC0000032 DISK_CORRUPTION_ERROR)

If you attempt to install Microsoft Windows 2000 on damaged NTFS (New Technology File System) volume, you might come across the following error message:

"Windows 2000 recognizes the partition you selected, but the partition is unformatted or damaged. To install Windows 2000 on this partition, setup must reformat it."

When you start Windows 2000 Recovery Console and use "dir" command to view and access the contents of volume, following error message may be encountered:

"Directory of F:

An rror occurred during directory enumeration."

If you run chkdsk utility on the damaged volume, the process completes with no errors and corrections. However, you can not access data or boot the system using the affected volume. When you try to do that, you receive an error message as described above.

Cause of this behavior

This problem takes place because NTFS volume has a damaged or invalid record in either the $LogFile file or the $UsnJrnl file. Both these files are system files that are only used by NTFS file system and chkdsk doesn't check the integrity of these files. Only MFT (Master File Table) is checked by chkdsk for valid entries of these two files.


There are three possible methods to fix this problem:

Use Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console to repair $UsnJrnl file.

Use Fsutil.exe utility from Windows XP operating system CD to remove or change USN journal.

Attach damaged drive to another computer with Windows 2000 to repair it.

If none of the above methods work, use file recovery software  to thoroughly scan your Windows drive and extract all data from it. These software work in almost all data loss situations and perform safe, quick and easy recovery.

File Recovery Software come with interactive user interface with rich graphical support and thus do not require sound technical skills. These software can recover a wide array of files including Office suite files, Pictures, Music, Videos, Application files and even some system files.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is the most advanced tool to recover all lost files. It supports recovery of more than 300 vivid file types. This file recovery  utility supports recovery from FAT16, FAT32, vFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file system volumes. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, XP , 2003 and 2000.

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