Windows XP was released by Microsoft and the most commonly used versions of it are: Home edition and Professional edition. The minimum requirements of Microsoft Windows XP are a 233 MHz processor, 64 MB of RAM, 1.5 GB of the hard drive space available, and an SVGA-capable video card. It is heavily based on the Windows NT and 2000 core. In other words, Windows XP uses the NT conventions of protected memory, which prevents the system crashes by running programs in their own separate RAM locations. Microsoft Windows adds new features such as shared DLL support, device driver rollback, and system restore, etc.
It is possible to format the Windows hard drive with the help of graphical disk management utility or command prompt. The hard drive formatting creates the file system and this file system is used by the operating system in order to organize and keep the track of files and folders on hard disk. The two different file systems used by the Windows XP are: FAT and NTFS file system. Windows XP is used by many users, but due to some reasons, you may lose your important files. In these circumstances, it is necessary to use Windows XP recovery tool to recover the data which got deleted or lost from the Windows XP operating system.
The scenarios in which data will be lost are listed below:
Due to accidental formatting of the hard disk: Whenever you format the hard drive, it deletes all the files and creates a new file system, unintentionally formatting the hard drive may result in loss of data.
Due to file system corruption: The file system is corrupted due to virus infection, improper system shutdown, fluctuation in power, etc. when the file system got corrupted; information of each file stored in it is destroyed. Therefore, corrupted file system does not allow you to access the files from it and leading to data loss.
Conversion of NTFS to FAT file system accidentally: It is possible to convert FAT formatted partition to NTFS without any loss of data. But, if you want to convert NTFS to FAT file system then you need to take the backup of your important data. Because, all the data stored on the NTFS partition is deleted while converting from NTFS to FAT file system. Hence, unintentional conversion of NTFS to FAT file system will results in loss of data.
By making use of Windows XP Recovery Software, you can recover Windows data. This tool is used to recover the lost files from different hard drives like SATA, IDE and SCSI. This software also supports the FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file systems. This software also has the ability to recover Windows 7 data from the partitions, which are severely corrupted. You can download this tool for the recovery results.