The hard disk failures, boot failure, bad sectors are as usual as normal booting in windows. The FAT and NTFS file systems can not withstand high stresses and strains.
When a disk failures, in windows, there is hardly no way to recover the data, unless you steal some proprietary software from friends or internet.
But, Linux comes with tons of tools and utilities. So, recovery from the partitions is so easy with those power tools.
dd and mount are the great simple tools that do the magic.
Here is the detailed document
Port25 is Microsoft’s OpenSource software lab, and they have created a document where they show how to recover data from Windows systems using Linux.
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