DiskPatch is a data recovery utility that
recovers data by repairing corrupt disk structures, like the
partition tables or boot sectors, on the disk.
These problems can make entire disks inaccessible and are the most
common issues that prevent you from accessing an entire disk or partition.
DiskPatch will fix common problems like:
A corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record)
A corrupt partition table
Accidentally deleted partitions (partition
Corrupt boot sectors (common cause for a RAW or
Bad sectors. Run a surface scan and force
the disk to reallocate bad sectors (bad sector repair)
DiskPatch can also clone a disk that is beyond
repair (when having too many bad sectors).
DiskPatch runs from a self-starting diskette, USB device or CD/DVD
so you can
boot your PC and use DiskPatch even if Windows fails to start.
and install DiskPatch and run the included boot disk builder to create a
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|Will DiskPatch do the trick?
If you lost access to an entire
disk or drive while the physical disk is still detected in the
BIOS, you will often be able to regain access to your data by
making in-place repairs using DiskPatch. Since its
introduction, thousands of people have used DiskPatch to
successfully recover countless gigabytes of data.
Using the demo, you can create a support log file. Submit
this log file to
us, include a short problem description, and you will receive an honest
and detailed answer to the question whether DiskPatch will be able to help you or not.
If DiskPatch fails to repair your hard disk, and if our
support can't get it sorted out, we will refund your
|Failing Disks? Clone them
while you still can!
|DiskPatch offers a powerful disk clone feature
that allows you to clone disks even when 'conventional' disk
cloning software fails because of disk read errors or logical
The disk cloning feature is designed with troubled disks in
mind; it will not give up because time-outs occur or because
sectors are 'bad'.
If a sector can not be read, intelligent algorithms will
determine if it is useful to re-read the sector or if it is
better to just move on and save time; with some error types
it's almost certain that the data in the sector is lost. Unlike other data recovery cloning
software, DiskPatch will not waste time on these sectors.
|Hard disk maintenance and
bad sector repair
DiskPatch you can scan the entire disk
or a selected partition's surface for read errors. Scanning
the surface of a modern hard disk triggers the disk's internal
error management and will re-map bad sectors when they are
disks are equipped with a pool of so called 'spares' that can
replace a bad sector.
The non-destructive surface test can be used instead of hard
disk vendor specific diagnostic tools: these tools usually
destroy the data. The DiskPatch surface scan will leave the
|Disk editing or patching
|Disk editing (or 'patching') is the process of
directly altering the disk's contents. With the built-in disk
editor power users and professionals can view and edit every
sector on a hard disk in HEX or ASCII mode, save/restore one
or more sectors to/from a binary file, and more.
Partition tables and FAT, FAT32 and NTFS boot sectors can be viewed, interpreted and edited
through easy to use templates.
Significant sectors found during the disk scan can be located, selected, viewed and edited
using the disk editor.
|Most data recovery tools
copy data to another drive.
DiskPatch uses a different approach and tries to correct corrupt
structures on the disk itself, allowing you to access your data
|DiskPatch saves Undo
information during all automated repairs. You can revert the changes if the repair was unsuccessful, and try
If you wish, approach this like a professional: Clone a disk
before starting repairs, you will have a 'safety net' if things
don't work out.
Or clone a disk if it shows read problems or has other health
|During a surface scan DiskPatch reads
each sector and detects read problems. When a problem is found
a repair is performed based on settings you can customize.
Note: When a sector's contents can not be read at all the
sector's data should be considered lost.