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Windows 7: Find data stored on bad hard drive sector

07 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
Find data stored on bad hard drive sector

Hi, I have 2 pending sector count and was wondering how to find what information is stored on these sectors. I have run HD Tune Pro and it showed 2 red blocks: Error : LBA 16829295 and 16901956. I downloaded a program called DiskView to find that clusters but the numbers didn`t match. How to find if valuable information is stored in these sectors?

Thanks for your help!:)

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09 Aug 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome Troubleman I don't know if this will work but give it a try


Make a bootable Ubuntu disk

Set the BIOS to boot from theoptical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL> select TRYnot INSTALL

When it is finished - it takes verylittle time you will get a screen like in the pic .

Open the drive you want > Userand dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy /paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doingthis.

I am not sure if it will but I haverecovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or justplain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

There is always this too Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. use the right hand part of the program when it starts I haven't as yet but worth a try.

There is always Recuva too have used this on occasion but my first suggestion works a treat - it sometimes will not be able to access some files but in general just about all because it does not have to use Windows. .

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