Fix the issue when Partition has disappeared in Windows® 7
What are the tips to resolve the issue when partition has disappeared in Windows 7 Operating system?
Windows 7 Operating system provides many features to increase the system performance. Hard disk is the secondary medium for storing data in computer system. You can keep your hard disk as a collection of number of logical unit. For the efficient data storing, you need to partition your hard disk into different logical units. Partitions can be created during the installation of your Operating System. Partition table is used to store details about the partition present in your Windows 7 Operating system. You may face partition disappearing problem during the system performance. You may use recovery partition to recover the missed partition.
Give below the reason and resolution method for the partition disappearing in Windows 7 Operating system:
- Malware attacks
- Bad sectors in hard disk
- Resolution method
Malware attacks may result in hard disk partition disappearing in Windows 7 Operating system. Because of this, malicious software is able to change the content of both partition and partition table. The main reason for the malware attack is Internet access. Sometimes during the data copying from some devices like CD, DVD, USB etc. may result in malware attacks if those devices contain malicious software.
Bad sectors in hard disk
Bas sectors mean the sector in the hard disk that cannot be used for data storage. This sector is unusable. You cannot read or write data to and from hard disk. The data in the bad sector is lost or corrupted. Sometime bad sectors result in partition disappearing problem in Windows 7. Physically damaged hard disk may result in both partition disappearing and bad sectors.
In order to resolve malware attack, you need to install antimalware programs in your system. You need to update the antimalware program periodically. In order to detect the recently released malware program, you need to add new features to your antimalware program. 'CHKDSK' or 'SCANDISK' facility would help you to detect the presence of bad sectors in your hard disk. Third-party hard disk utilities can be used to fix the bad sectors in your hard disk. It is recommended to get an expert’s assistance in order to fix the bad sectors issues in the hard disk.
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