Recovery Partition in Sony® VAIO JS Series
Information on Recovery partition in Sony VAIO JS Series
The Sony VAIO series of laptops are having a separate portion or partition on their hard disk which contains all the necessary information or data that provides the user with options to recover the operating system or important data from a corrupted or crashed system. Although this method of recovering data is very effective, there are some events when a user will not be able to even access these options provided by the manufacturer. The user can make use of other options like a software program with the same options written on a removable media (recovery disk) or other programs that will help the user to recover the data from a corrupted/damaged hard drive or a partition that might have been deleted accidently by the user.
The detail given below covers various aspects and modes of recovering data which will be very helpful to the user:
- Recovery partition in a system
- Chances for a corrupt/damaged partition
- Scope of recovery software
Recovery partition in a system
The recovery partition is a portion on the hard disk where a copy of all the essential programs and configuration for a safe startup and recovery of the computer is stored to be used in case of a system crash or corrupt operating system. The options for using this method and recovering a system might vary from one manufacturer to another. The options or interface that is provided by Sony to utilize the recovery partition is known as VAIO recovery which is very helpful for the user.
Chances for a corrupt/damaged partition
A partition on the hard disk or the entire hard disk can be corrupted due to many reasons such as excessive fragmentation, viruses or malwares or even an accidental deletion or formatting by some application or the user. These are some factors that will lead to corrupt partitions on hard disk. Viruses or malwares will constantly try to modify the data on the hard disk to corrupt it and therefore making the system unusable. It is always advised that the user make a backup of all the essential data on some other storage media to prevent the loss of data in case of a damaged hard drive or a wiped partition. The hard disk can also get damaged because of physical shocks like a fall or careless handling by the user.
There are certain software programs that are recommended by the manufacturer to be used in case of a corrupt or damaged hard drive. The data on the hard drive is stored using different formats or coding techniques such as NTFS, FAT and FAT 32. Most of the recovery software available in the market or supplied by the manufacturer supports these various formats to increase their compatibility with the file system. It is very easy to use these recovery programs that even a novice user could perform a recovery by simply following the on-screen instructions to save the data from being lost forever. However, any unwanted or careless use of these programs might result in hard disk malfunction or data loss. If the user is not able to make a successful recovery, it is recommended to take professional help for avoiding further complications or permanent data loss.