Partitions seem to get lost, corrupt, or be missed due to some common reasons like power failure, hardware corruption, unformidible system shutdowns, and viruses. I can imagine the amount of data lost due to such a common cause. The best way to prevent this worry is to back up.
Now, I do not have a Mac-user solution to a problem like this, but for those of you using Vista & XP, the solution is simple, under some circumstances.
In light of this, I assume some of you will want some dedicated software to fix all the problems. As all dedicated software companies do, this one also asks for a fee. But, what is this fee for? Well, if it is for you satisfaction, then go ahead and pay it, but don’t coming running to me when someone else with the same problem as you fixes his or her system by using a software/program that is open source (FREE).
For those of you who are complete n00bs to the computer world. Let me explain to you what and how a parition works. First of all, a partition is like breaking your hard drive into 2 seperate pieces and using the like such.
It is primarily a division of the computer’s processors, memroy, and storage into multiple sets so that each set of resources can be used independently with its own instances of operating systems and applications.
The way I use partitions seem the most reliable. Basically, before installing your OS onto the hard drive, partition the hard drive 60-40. The 40% should be for the Operating system, while the other 60 should be for anything else (documents, movies, music, etc..)
This allows you to recover any files even if you operating system crashes. Although it does not prevent hard drive failure, it does make it so that the computer processor keeps things organized between the parition. No data will travel to different partitions unless you demand them yourself.
Also, it allows for efficient disk defragmentation, which in turn keeps your system running efficiently and preventing hard drive damage/corruption.
Don’t take my word for it, trying it out yourself will be for your satisfaction, and then when you’re done, you’ll thank yourself. 😀