You try to do a factory reset on your system to restore it to default settings. However, you are greeted with an error “Unable to reset PC. A required drive partition is missing.”
Now, this error occurs due to a corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record) or BCD (Boot Configuration Data) file. One of the other errors associated with this issue is “The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.” This error is caused when BitLocker boot agent is disabled, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) is cleared or reset, or a damaged BCD file.
Let us explore the solutions to this problem.
1. Using Windows Recovery Disk
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2. Data Recovery with Remo Recover Software
Remo Recover is an excellent tool to restore your files from deleted, lost, formatted and re-formatted drives. You can recover data from all types of hard drives including SATA/SCSI/IDE etc. The data recovery software can also restore data after Windows re-installation.
If you are looking for the best partition recovery software for Windows 10, you have come to the right place! Remo Recover scans the entire drive thoroughly, locates and identifies the deleted or lost files and recovers them to a destination folder of your choice using strong algorithms.
The user interface is pretty simple and can be understood even by a novice user. Remo Recover is supported on all Windows and Mac Operating systems (including the latest Windows 10, and macOS High Sierra).
Step 1: Download and Install the trial version of the application on the computer and launch it to open its main screen. Select "Recover Partitions" option from the main screen. Then, you will see a list of available logical and physical disks in the system. Choose the appropriate disk and click "Scan" button, as illustrated in figure 1.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: The tool will now scan the disk to locate all its current and previous partitions. Upon the completion of scanning, it shows all its partitions with their file systems. Choose the required drive partition and click "Scan" button, as illustrated in figure 2.
Figure 2: Choose Missing Drive Partition
Step 3: Now it will scan the drive partition to extract all its data. Once scanning and recovery is done, you can see a list of recovered files in "Data View", and "File Type View" as illustrated in figure 3.
Figure 3: Recovered Data View
Step 4: Preview each and every recovered files now by pressing "Preview" button before saving the files, as illustrated in figure 4.
Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: At last, if you are satisfied with the tool, then purchase its license key and save the recovered files at the location of your choice
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files