Restore Files from Missing Required Drive Partition

Free Partition Recovery software from Remo allows you to restore the files from the missing required drive partition on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2003 & 2008. Download the free demo version and start recovering the files, and you can preview the recovered files before you purchase it. Try now!!!

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

  • Insert your Windows recovery disk or installation disk in your DVD or USB drive.
  • Start your system. At the time of booting, repeatedly press the F12 key to show the boot menu.
  • Now select DVD or USB disk from the boot menu.
  • Once the system recognizes the bootable device, press a key that prompts you to boot into Windows installation or recovery DVD.
  • Choose to install Windows and select Repair your computer.
  • From your repair menu, select Troubleshoot -> Advanced -> Command Prompt.
  • Once the Command Prompt window opens, type the following commands and hit Enter after each command.



attrib C:\Boot\BCD –h –r- s ren

C:\Boot\BCD C:\Boot\BCD.bak

bootrec /rebuildbcd

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).

Steps to Recover Missing Drive Partition Data:

Step 1: Download and Install the trial version of the application on the computer and launch it to open its main screen. Select "Recover Drives" option as illustrated in figure 1.

Recovery Data from a Required Drive Partition is Missing - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: On the next window, click on "Partition Recovery" option as illustrated in figure 2.

Recovery Data from a Required Drive Partition is Missing - Select Partition Recovery Option

Figure 2: Select Partition Recovery Option

Step 3: Software will show a list of partitions, select your active partitions (generally C: drive) as illustrated in figure 3.

Recovery Data from a Required Drive Partition is Missing - Select Active Partition

Figure 3: Select Missing Partition

Step 4: After recovery the software displays a list of files from the selected active partition as illustrated in figure 4.

Recovery Data from a Required Drive Partition is Missing - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovered File List

Step 5: In the next step, save the recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the drive.

Recovery Data from a Required Drive Partition is Missing - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session