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Bad Sector HDD Utility

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whats the best software to either repair, recover, fix or isolate BAD SECTORS on a Hard Drive?

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chkdsk won't do the job for you? It's included with Windows.

Edited by enuffsaid

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yep i found hdd regenerator to be very good, however on some drives i noticed it cannot repair all bad sectors 4 some reason.......... its a good app tho :thumbup

Edited by trickytwista

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If the heads have crashed the surface of the platters and abraided the surface, there is NO software program in the world that's going to fix that.

The best you can hope for is a program that will try to recover the data from that section and move it to a safe place in a good spot on the disk.

The best software ever for that is "Spinrite 6" from GRC.Com

It will check all aspects of the hard drive and report to you any problems it finds.

I've been using it since I first discovered it in the early 90's. (in an earlier version, of course)

Every technician worth his salt should have a copy of "Spinrite 6". (and most already do)

This is NOT some cheap freeware, shareware or wannabee. It's a highly sophisticated, Professional Software tool and is NOT Cheap. It's $89 for new users. It's the most expensive service tool I've ever purchased.

You may need to take your HD to a technician for recovery or borrow a copy of Spinrite from someone who already has it.

Andromeda43 B)

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