Partitioning a drive is almost a necessity when it comes to computers. This is especially true for industrial computers and everyday computers. The truth is, almost all computers, with the exception of external drives, have partitions. This is to ensure that some of the files that you deem to be very important, will not be mixed with the things that you use every day. It also ensures that ones you format the drive, you can still keep the other partition in mint condition. A corrupted partition, on the other hand, is one of the problems why it makes it a little bit hard to set up. Many people who partition their drives for the first time experience corruption.
Fixing the Partition
The good news is that it is actually really easy to fix. It just depends on the scenario. If the partition is newly set up and it doesn’t have any files in it, you can simply format it and it will go back to its original condition without affecting the other files especially the system files. If you just connected the HDD and you accidentally corrupted one of the partitions, you should check the connections. Most of the times, this is the problem.
Removing the Partition
If the partition has been set for some time and there are some files in it, then you might have to remove the partition. There are some systems that allow files to be moved to a certain location once you decide to remove the partition due to corruption. Some of them are free software so you should check your options first. After doing this method, you can recreate a partition after removing the old one and move the files that you need to be there.
Usually, a corrupted partition is not going to harm the other one. You just have to make sure that it really is a corrupted hard drive partition. If not, then other methods will have to be done.
Aside from hardware issues in the h\disk drive connection, a malware is the usual cause of corrupted drives. This issue is really a pain in the neck for many people since all the drives are being used. Many people use partitions to store their software installers, movies, games and many more. It is easy to avoid malware corruption by installing an updated anti-virus software. This will allow you to prevent malware and clean the drives as well.