I have a damaged SATA hard drive (lots of bad sectors) that contains some valuable data, but no backup.
I am using a DOS based program (booted from USB) that attempts to refresh/recover sectors - it seems to be working well so far, but will take a very long time to run as it is a 1TB drive.
The only suitable machine is the one that I use for work (Windows 7), and I can't afford to use this machine in DOS mode 24/7.
Is there any way that I can run a DOS program that requires direct HD access from Windows 7?
I've tried the likes of DosBox, but no luck. I am pretty sure that It is not possible, just wondered if anyone had a solution.
If not I'll need to buy a cheap PC to do the job, or use a professional service.