NTFS 5.0 is an advanced version of NTFS file system. Microsoft introduced it with Windows 2000 operating system and is also used with Windows XP and Windows Vista. In additional to fundamental features of NTFS file system, such as file compression and file system journaling, NTFS 5.0 supersedes its earlier counterpart with several performance and reliability improvements. These include enhanced security and permissions, improvement in journals, disk defragmenter tool, disk quotas and more. Though the new features undoubtedly provide security of data it maintains, but instances of data loss are not exceptions. An NTFS 5.0 partition is prone to host of problems that can corrupt it or compel you to reformat or delete it. You require an updated and clean backup to restore data from. For any reason, if it is not available, it is suggested to use a powerful Windows Partition Recovery utility that could recover the lost data safely.
A NTFS 5.0 partition can face issues such as below:
- NTFS 5.0 partitions run into several compatibility issues when you mix it with volumes on a system that has different Windows versions installed. If you install Windows 2000 and Windows NT in dual-boot configuration, the odds arise that can corrupt Windows 2000 NTFS 5.0 partitions.
- If you need to convert back an NTFS 5.0 partition to an earlier file system, such as NTFS, you can't do it without reformatting the drive. This causes all the stored data to delete.
- An NTFS 5.0 partition can get corrupt due to unexpected shutdown, corruption of Ntfs.sys file or damage to important data structure such as MFT. It results into inaccessibility of partitions' contents.
Apart from the above cases, a user might accidentally delete an NTFS 5.0 partition. Following suggestions can help you recovering from such problems:
- If the partition is reporting inconsistency problems, you should check and repair them by running chkdsk command through command prompt. If the system is unbootable because of boot partition corruption, you can access the command prompt through Recovery Console of Windows installation CD.
- In case, you have reformatted or deleted the NTFS 5.0 partition, you should restore the deleted data from backup.
At times, when no suitable backup is present or chkdsk cannot repair the corrupted partition, it is recommended to use NTFS Data Recovery software. These are easy-to-use and easy-to-install products with high competency to provide Windows Partition Recovery.