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Repair Damaged Sectors Downloads

Vic Mouldey, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / September 26, 2012

Applications in this category allow the users to repair damaged hard drives and to recover lost data. These programs can help you to repair bad sectors, fix the MBR, recover partition tables and to check the disk for errors.

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These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:

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Flobo Hard Disk Repair
Flobo Hard Disk Repair
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(15 votes)
Shareware

One feature of the software is that you are able to check S.M.A.R.T. information. Modern hard disks support S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) that was specially developed to detect upcoming disk failures. You can use Flobo Hard Disk Repair in the Bart Pe bootable disk in case your hard disk drive cannot boot.

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DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
DIY DataRecovery DiskPatch
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(2 votes)
Shareware

DiskPatch is a professional data recovery utility that recovers data by repairing corrupted disk structures. DiskPatch allows you to back up important disk structures like the MBR, partition tables and boot sectors. It includes features such as a disk editor, a non destructive disk surface scan, disk to disk cloning and disk wiping.

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HDD Regenerator 2011
HDD Regenerator 2011
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(1 votes)
Shareware

Almost 60% of all hard drives damaged with bad sectors have an incorrectly magnetized disk surface. This has an algorithm which is used to repair damaged disk surfaces. This technology is hardware independent, it supports many types of hard drives and repairs damage that even low-level disk formatting cannot repair. As a result, previously unreadable information will be restored.

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HDD Regenerator
HDD Regenerator
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User rating:
(29 votes)
Shareware

HDD Regenerator regenerates bad sectors of a hard disk by magnetic reversal. You can try it no matter the hard disk, operating system, or filesystem. You can do things that other programs/methods couldn't. If you cannot boot your computer to Windows, you can still create a bootable regenerating diskette or a bootable regenerating CD.

Pros:
  • Very powerful!
Cons:
  • In the unregistered version, only the first bad sector will be recovered.
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Active@ Hard Disk Monitor
Active@ Hard Disk Monitor
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User rating:
(29 votes)
Freeware

Active@ Hard Disk Monitor is a disk utility that verifies and monitors the status and health of your hard drives to avoid any data loss. The utility is based on the Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T). The installation is very simple and no additional requirements needed. Active@ Hard Disk Monitor works on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003 platforms.

Pros:
  • Active@ Hard Disk Monitor is based on S.M.A.R.T.
  • Active@ Hard Disk Monitor performs scan disk and displays bad sectors on the surface of the disk.
  • Active@ Hard Disk Monitor notifies with a popup or an e-mail when a critical condition comes out.
Cons:
  • Some features are not available in this free version.
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Active@ File Recovery
Active@ File Recovery
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(56 votes)
Demo

Active File Recovery is an easy to use and effective data recovery tool that allows you to recover information that has been accidentally deleted or formatted. Now with this incredible application you can recover your lost data even if your system is not bootable.

Pros:
  • Easy to use. Great value for its price.
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ADRC Data Recovery Tools

With ADRC Data Recovery Software Tools you can control the critical recovery functions with minimum complexity in order to recover the data easily. The program offers the full control to this functions: undelete files, disk image back up, restore a backup image, copy files from hard disk with bad sectors, disk cloning, backup, edit and restore your boot parameters.

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Active@ Partition Recovery
Active@ Partition Recovery
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User rating:
(8 votes)
Demo

Active Partition Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool that allows you to recover deleted partitions and logical disks on hard drives. This incredible program enables you to backup the master boot record (MBR) partition table and boot certain sectors. Moreover, you can also undelete both primary and extended partitions, display complete physical and logical drive information, and so on.

Pros:
  • Very easy to use. Great value for its price.
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iDriveRepair User Client

iDriveRepair™ is a utility for remote hard drive repair (Internet-based repair). It's non-invasive and we resurrect your drive so your system BIOS can see the drive again. Repairing a failed hard disk drive allows you to recover the data without the need of sending the disk in for professional data recovery service.

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Emsa DiskCheck
Emsa DiskCheck
Freeware

Emsa Disk Check is a dual-purpose utility, for disk checking (prescan and full disk reading) and also benchmarking. What it does, is scanning/reading the entire contents of a disk (CD, DVD or hard drive; or even floppy) and show any read errors that may appear, but also show drive speed information, progress statistics etc.

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Retrospect
Retrospect
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User rating:
(1 votes)
Shareware

Retrospect is a dependable program that helps you backup the information on your computer and restore it in case you need to. This versatile application can be successfully used as a solution for large companies, small businesses as well as for your home computer.

Pros:
  • It offers a disaster recovery feature.
  • The program can encrypt the data that it backs up.
  • The application saves as much disk space as possible by deleting older backups according to your needs.
Cons:
  • Not exactly inexpensive.
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NTFS Formatted Drive Recovery
NTFS Formatted Drive Recovery
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Freeware

NTFS Formatted Drive Recovery is a very useful application that allows you to recover lost data on drives with NTFS file system. It can really help in such unpleasant cases when you formatted any of your drives and forgot to back up important data. Also the program may be of help when NTFS or root directory gets corrupted (as a result of a virus attack, for example).

Pros:
  • User-friendly interface.
  • Stable work.
Cons:
  • Not found.
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GetDataBack for NTFS
GetDataBack for NTFS
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User rating:
(39 votes)
Shareware

GetDataBack for NTFS is and advanced data recovery tool which has support for NTFS. This program is designed to recover deleted files as well as data from a damaged disk. It can also recover from disk that has been formatted. The scanning is really fast compared to other data recovery programs.

Pros:
  • Quick scanning
  • Nice interface
  • RAID Support
Cons:
  • Problems reading GPT disks
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MediaHeal for Hard Drives

MediaHeal for Hard Drives saves data from damaged disks.The effective way to find out if a file is recoverable is to try the MediaHeal for Hard Drives demo on it. The demo is available for free at OfficeRecovery.com web site.There is no file size limit. The only thing you should consider is that the larger the corrupted file is the longer it takes to recover it.

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Remo Recover
Remo Recover
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(6 votes)
Shareware

Remo Recover is intended to restore lost or deleted data. It can recover not only individual files but complete partitions as well. It supports recovery from any drive or storage media. The application has a nicely designed interface. You are welcomed by an initial screen that lets you pick one of the recovery modes available: basic, media or pro.

Pros:
  • It is very easy to use.
  • It has an attractive interface.
  • It supports various recovery modes.
  • It can recover lost or formatted partitions.
  • It supports any type of storage media.
Cons:
  • It has some typos.
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HS WinPerfect
HS WinPerfect
User rating:
(1 votes)
Shareware

Windows system optimizer which checks and fixes any hard-disk and file system problems, cleans hard-disk and system registry, optimizes memory, defragments hard-disk, optimizes any installed software, tunes-up system specific settings, accelerates internet connection, improves cpu usage, maintains security, manages installed system services and uninstalls software no longer wanted.

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Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional
Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional
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User rating:
(17 votes)
Shareware

Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional is a powerful tool that doesn’t only help you recover lost files, but also enables you to protect and erase data. Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional can recover files regardless of the reason why they were lost in the first place: accidental deletion, formatted disk, corrupt volumes, system crashes, virus infections, etc.

Pros:
  • Easy-to-use, wizard-like interface.
  • Can also permanently delete data.
  • Disk health monitoring capabilities.
Cons:
  • A bit pricey.
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Disk Checker
Disk Checker
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(1 votes)
Shareware

Disk Checker is a hard drive monitoring/repairing tool for Windows. It is even more of a suite of tools that allow you to scan your hard disks for errors. Disc Checker will even tell you what files are located on sectors with errors, so you can delete or maybe save them. Furthermore, the application has the ability to create disc images in an array of formats.

Pros:
  • S.M.A.R.T support.
  • Works locally and on network shares.
  • Good reports.
  • Gives you file names corresponding to damaged sectors.
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Karen's Disk Slack Checker
Karen's Disk Slack Checker
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Freeware

Karen’s Disk Slack Checker is a small utility that is developed for increasing the effectiveness of using your hard drives. The thing is that Windows usually gives to each file more disk space than it actually needs. Such extra space is called “slack”. This application analyzes you hard drives and gives you detailed statistics about wasted size on each of them.

Pros:
  • Lightweight.
Cons:
  • Poor design.
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Sector Tester
Sector Tester
Shareware

Sector Tester allows users to check their new and used music CDs for scratches and unreadable tracks. Perfect for MP3 enthusiasts and used music trader businesses who deal with 100s of incoming and outbound CDs daily.

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