Bad sector is one of the major problems that occur on hard drive after long time usage. In such situations, data on particular sector of hard drive will not be accessible. If you ignore bad sectors and continue using computer hard drive then there are chances of bad sectors getting increased and eventually leading to hard drive failure. You can buy a new hard drive but not data in it.
You might be having important files like pictures, documents, videos, music files, etc. on hard drive. If you do not have back up of data on it then you lose them after any unfavorable incident. Suppose, you had some important data on a folder on computer drive and lost access to it due to bad sector on it. Then you may be thinking, how to get data off hard drive with bad sectors? In that situation, you can retrieve files using hard drive data recovery software. Before that, you should know reasons for bad sectors and symptoms that indicate that the hard drive has grown bad sectors on it.
Bad sectors are the result of aging of hard drive or due to scratches made by read-write head. You should understand that the hard drive has bad sectors when
- Speed performance of the system decreases while accessing hard drive data
- Format error occurs that demands formatting hard drive for further usage
- Auto startup of Chkdsk during system startup
- CRC error and other alike errors occur
Retrieve data from hard drive having bad sectors using recovery software like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery. Few important features of hard drive data recovery software are as follows:
Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software helps you to restore data from bad sectors on hard drive of Windows systems. This tool supports data restoration from computers having Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows server 2003 and 2008. You can retrieve different files from even external hard drives having bad sectors. The utility has capacity to create disk image to restore data from unreadable bad sectors on computers. Drives formatted with NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT can be retrieved using this tool. IDE, SATA, ATA, PATA, SCSI, etc. hard drive of different brands like Toshiba, HP, Samsung, Seagate, etc. can be restored using this utility.
Data recovery procedure on bad drive of hard drive:
Go here and download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software. Install it on Windows system and run the tool. Select “Partition Recovery” from main screen. Select physical hard drive and then choose “Save Image File” on tools tab. The software creates disk image, after which you need to unplug hard drive. Connect the hard drive externally to any other computer and install the software in that system. Launch the software and select “Open Image File” on tools bar. Then you will get the list of recoverable folders and files. Preview and save them using “Save” option on any drive of computer.