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Mistakes in Disk Configuration May Cause Data Loss in Windows XP

At the time of starting the Microsoft Windows XP based computer, there may be several several error messages related to the hardware configuration, missing system files, damaged operating system kernel and corrupted boot sector. In all these, your system does not boot up and thus you can not get into it to access stored data. This behavior of Microsoft Windows XP renders all of your mission critical data inaccessible and results into serious data loss circumstances. In order to retrieve lost data in such cases, Windows Data Recovery solutions are required.

In a practical scenario, while booting your Windows computer, you might come across any of the below error messages:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Winnt_root\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

Furthermore, you might face any of the below situations:

When you start your Windows computer is Recovery Console, the command prompt appears with no login option.

While accessing Windows folder, you might come across below error message:
“Access denied.”

If you repair Windows installation using Windows XP bootable CD, the installation isn't detected and process does not complete.

At this point, you need to find out the cause of this issue and carry out Windows Recovery by sorting it out.

Root of the issue

This problem might occur if any of the below conditions is true:

Default value in Boot Loader section of Boot.ini file is invalid or missing.

Ntoskrnl.exe file is damaged or missing.

Windows file system is corrupt.

All these problems can be resolved by formatting the hard drive and reinstalling the operating system, but this process will delete all the data from hard drive and cause complete data loss. In such cases, Windows Data Recovery is required to retrieve lost data.

Recovery is best possible using advanced and powerful third party Windows Data Recovery Software. The applications come equipped with a set of efficient algorithms and ensure complete data recovery in most of the data loss situations.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is an easy to use and safe tool that perform quick recovery in all possible data loss situations. It supports recovery from FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file system partitions. The software is designed for Microsoft Windows 7 RC1, Vista, 2003, XP and 2000.

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Data Loss Prevention Tips – 10 Little Efforts That Can Truly Prevent Massive Data Loss! (part 2)

In part 1 you already got the first 5 little efforts to prevent data loss, here are another 5 little efforts to make your protection complete:

#6 Scan Your E-mail's Attachment Before You Open It
When you receive mails with attachment from unknown senders, do not open it. Rescan the attachment before you run or open it. E-mail's attachments are the major cause of virus infections. Don't forget to make a particular default location to safe the attachment file, otherwise the same file name could overwrite your most current file in your computer.

#7 Activate or Install Fire Wall Software and Visit Only Trusted Web Site
When you connect your computer or laptop to the Internet or to a public network with cable or wi-fi (wireless) at the airport or coffee shop or any hot spot, then your computer is prone to be hacked by someone. Fortunately, latest operating system comes with personal firewall software that can protect your personal computer from unwanted incoming connection. By activating this feature, then outsider are unable to "browse" your computer and steal your private / confidential data. While surfing the Internet, visit only trusted web site which are free from viruses, spyware, or any hidden malicious scripts.

#8 Always Shutdown Your Computer Properly
Don't left your computer into operation unattended for a long time of period such as 24 hours. Some operating system has an auto standby mode or hibernate mode to safe energy, these could put you into data loss risk. Always quit your programs before shutting down your computer. Shut down your computer before you move the computer especially with the laptops.

#9 Avoid Drinking or Eating While Working With Your Computer
Don't drink or eat while you working with your computer. A little accident such as coffee or tea spatter into a keyboard could ruin your works. Some keyboard are not design with a waterproof protection, this could easily cause computer become "hang" and you might loss your current work or any open files. Put your drinks away from computer keyboard or laptop.

#10 Store Your Backup Data Offsite
Your data isn't safe until it is backed up and stored in a safe place away from your home or office. There are plenty of services that offer you an "online backup" with secure, reliable, simple, economical, and automatic online backup features to backup your important data to a "secured place" away from your home or office.

I hope these tips can be very helpful and enrich your knowledge and understanding to avoid massive data loss which truly can cost your time and energy. Remember that "Prevention is Better Than Cure".

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