HDD Regenerator Manual

HDD Regenerator is truly like a magic wand that can repair bad sectors on your hard disk drive. This software package does this with a technique known as magnetic reversal. Of course, HDD Regenerator can only fix damage to the hard drive caused by magnetic problems. It can’t repair physical damage to the drive.

Nonetheless, this is one mean software package that packs in support for multiple hard drive types and is capable of repairing problems that even low- level formatting processes can’t. Do you know what the best part is? It won’t even cause a loss of data while it works! HDD Regenerator is THAT good.

HDD Regenerator System Requirements:

When it comes to the system requirements, this one doesn’t make a fuss. It’s compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7/8. So any windows OS from the past 10 years is just fine and you’re good to go!

The Dual Plans of Action:

What happens if your hard drive crash killed the Operating System as well? What do you then?

Never fear, this HDD Regenerator takes care of that as well! In case the computer you want to repair doesn’t have a functional Operating System, this is what you do:

  • Go and install the HDD Regenerator software on any other computer that has Windows Vista, XP or Windows 7/8 and just make a bootable DVD/CD or flash drive which can regenerate the hard drive.
  • Once this is done, boot the damaged computer from this CD, DVD or Flash drive to initiate the repair process.

That’s right. HDD Regenerator allows you to begin the process both under Windows and DOS.

What about File Systems?

Like we said before, the HDD Regenerator doesn’t complain. It’s totally compatible and doesn’t kick up any temper tantrums, no matter what you seem to throw at it! HDD Regenerator was made to operate solely on the physical level.

On a practical level, this means that any kind of file system, FAT, NTFS, you name it, HDD Regenerator can handle it with easy and finesse. Even unformatted or un-partitioned disks aren’t a problem for HDD Regenerator.

However, this can sometimes lead to a few minor issues. For instance, since HDD Regenerator won’t touch the logical aspect of the hard disk, sectors logically flagged as “bad” will continue to be shown as such even after the regeneration process has been successfully completed. This can be fixed, though. If you want to remove these marks, you can repartition the drive.

How do I Install and Uninstall HDD Regenerator?

Once again, it’s a very simple process.

  • First, run the executable file associated with the HDD Regenerator, which launches the Installation wizard. The wizard then guides all the way across the entire process step by step — just click “Finish” when you’re done.
  • To remove the software from the system, just go to Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel – Programs and Features in Windows 7/8 – and select “HDD Regenerator” from the program list.

Starting the HDD Regenerator

Starting the repair process is as simple as selecting the relevant icon on the Desktop or the Start Menu.

Of course, if you have an unregistered copy, you’ll only be able to recover the first bad sector found, with the program prompting you to start using the registered version to checks the entire hard drive.

  • To directly initiate the repair process under Windows – assuming the HDD damage didn’t kill your Operating System – just go to the “Regeneration / Required” option.
  • However, if you want to regenerate a drive that doesn’t have an Operating System, go to “Regenerate” / Relevant option to create a flash drive or “Regeneration” / Relevant option to create a DVD/CD.

So Far So Good, Now What Next?

  • Next, select the disk that you want to regenerate.
  • Then select between the two available modes – both of which are pretty self-explanatory.
  • Next, you must key in the initial sector value.

If you wish to check the entire disc for errors, leave this field set to zero. However, if, for instance, you know the first ‘x’ GB of the disk drive doesn’t have any bad sectors, then you will enter “x,” followed by “m,” in this field. The “x” is essentially the offset, and the factor “m” balances out the actual figure in terms of bytes.

  • Now, all you have to do is wait until the scan completes and you’re good to go.

All in all, HDD Regenerator is one software package that has a lot of potential since bad sectors are a problem that computer users all over the world have to face. On top of that, it’s also very flexible in terms of the different kinds of Operating Systems, Hard Disk Drive types and boot methods that it can support with no problems at all.

Interested? What are you waiting for?

Buy this amazing product today!

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115 Comments

  • Alex Mendez 23/12/2015 at 3:35 am

    Good morning Admin,
    Actually I have the lastest version of your software but I still have “connect USB as internal”, by the way my external HD has many issues for exemple I can’t even open it, when plugued I can listen to the sound but in “Device and drives” section I can’t see it, I tried also in Disk Management to add it but same result it blocks the menu. Using your software I can only proceed to the scan step but it stops there with 0% of scan ! a message at the top of the window with a red color appears telling me “USB interface hang-up ! connect the driver as internal” and an other one in bottom “121 – drive is not ready”
    What can I do please?

    • Admin 24/12/2015 at 9:38 pm

      Hello Ökkeş,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • PsychO 18/11/2014 at 1:52 pm

    Hello,
    i asked you about two weeks ago what is the reason for the very long time that apeared when a tried to regenerate the second time a 1tb external hdd, to be precisely 68 hours, in compare with the firs time when i regenerate it in about 8 hours. The first reply that i posted waited to be moderated for two weeks and then disappeared.

    Please respond.

    • Admin 22/11/2014 at 12:36 am

      Hello PsychO,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Roudro 08/07/2014 at 11:03 pm

    In SMART Data table, What does that mean 72 [95=95>0] in the ‘Reallocated Sectors’ attribute ? The ‘=’ , ‘>’ signs ??

    Thanks in advance. 🙂

    • Admin 11/07/2014 at 11:55 am

      Hello Roudro,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this form to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Poi 26/06/2014 at 2:54 pm

    Hi! I tried to scan and repair my WD 500Gb internal laptop hdd, I put it in my external case. When it found bad sectors already it says:

    1. USB interface HANG-UP! Connect the drive as INTERNAL!
    2. DISK PROBLEM – SEEK FAILURE
    3. Connect USB as internal

    But it is still scanning and trying to repair its bad sector.
    Should I continue the process until it’s completed?

    • Admin 26/06/2014 at 3:08 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Rajib Hossain 08/06/2014 at 5:46 am

    Hi!
    When i start HDDREG from a bootable flash (or CD) it dosen’t detect all the capactity of my harddrives (3TB). Only detects 768GB. When I open HDDReg in windows the 3TB are detected. There is any way to get the 3TB detected in dos mode (with the bootdisk)? (i need to do in DOS mode because I use linux and i can’t reinstall windows).

    Thanks

    • Admin 10/06/2014 at 10:55 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Rajib Hossain 08/06/2014 at 5:03 am

    Hi,
    First Of all Thanks For Your Useful Program.
    My 8G Sony Flash Disk Lost Space And Limited To 1.92G
    I Used Acronis Disk Directer For Formatting But , The Same Problem
    You Answered That There’s “Reset Flash Size” Option On 2011 Version
    But , Sorry I Got 2011 Version But There Is Not Such An Item In It
    The Main Page Is So Simple As Other Previous Versions, Can You Specify The Right Path For Reaching This Item You Said Or Atleast Tell Me Another Way For Taking Back My Lost Space.
    Thank You.

    • Admin 10/06/2014 at 10:55 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Max 23/04/2014 at 12:55 pm

    I am trying to regenerate an external 320gb 2.5 but everytime I try to do so I get the following message

    Hard drive is not ready!

    Switch off your computer, then switch it
    on to reset the system. After the system
    is reset, start the process again.

    Press ESC to exit

    If your SATA controller works in AHCI mode, change it

    • Admin 24/04/2014 at 12:10 am

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Claudiu 07/04/2014 at 6:18 pm

    Hello,

    I used HDD regenerator for my TOSHIBA HDD 320G, SATA, external.
    I had at the begining 768bad sectors and all are regenerated.
    On the status bar I have RRR|||||R|R|||||||||||||||.
    If all of them are regenerated, can I use my HDD properly now?
    I deleted all partitions before doing this, formating with quick format only one partition, and now I want to install Windows on it.
    Is there any chance to work properly?
    Should I make after this test a long time formating?
    The scan mode is faster than scan and repair?It tooks almost 12hours.

    Thanks.

    • Admin 09/04/2014 at 11:43 am

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Paolo 31/03/2014 at 3:04 pm

    I just bought a license for the software and I wanted to know an information. I’s started the “scan and repair” of my hard disk through a USB bootable device. During the repair process, the rate of progress remains still at 0.0% after 14 hours of working to grow number are BAD sectors, and the screen flashes a red “DRIVE NOT READY” string.
    What I would like to know if is the process working properly or appears to be stationary.
    thank you very much

    • Admin 04/04/2014 at 9:55 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number any more. Please, use this page to send us your question and order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • alex 14/01/2014 at 12:25 am

    If HDD Regenerator finds a bad sector, will it also retest the new spare sector that was allocated by the HDD to replace the bad sector? Will the program also test the sectors around the new spare sector?

    • Admin 16/01/2014 at 12:30 am

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number and we do not provide support on demo product any more. Please, use this page to send us your order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • alex 14/01/2014 at 12:12 am

    Does Normal Scan w/repair upon meeting a delay reading a sector try to regenerate the data even if the sector isn’t bad?

  • Shahrukh 27/12/2013 at 10:06 am

    I am using V2011 full version, I have 500 GB HDD WD SATA, it tells me on sector 204611738 ,98443 MB , connection lost, what to do ? please help

    PS: I have a clean power source and checked Cables!

    • Admin 27/12/2013 at 6:18 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number and we do not provide support on demo product any more. Please, use this page to send us your order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Aniol 04/11/2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hi!

    When i start HDDREG from a bootable flash (or CD) it dosen’t detect all the capactity of my harddrives (3TB). Only detects 768GB. When I open HDDReg in windows the 3TB are detected. There is any way to get the 3TB detected in dos mode (with the bootdisk)? (i need to do in DOS mode because I use linux and i can’t reinstall windows).

    Thanks

    • Admin 10/11/2013 at 11:58 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number and we do not provide support on demo product any more. Please, use this page to send us your order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • Lorenzo 27/08/2013 at 9:37 am

    So my hdd finished scanning with 0 bad sectors and 0 delays but when the scan completed I got a message saying, “Not Ready writing drive C. Abort, retry, fail? Please Wait!!! [Flashing]” I’m scared to unplug the hdd. what do i do?

    • Admin 27/08/2013 at 10:30 am

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number and we do not provide support on demo product any more. Please, use this page to send us your order number. Thank you for understanding.

  • AYOK 21/08/2013 at 4:31 pm

    I have a lot of HDD SAS 2.5″ with 2 type problem . 1. Problem with not detect on BIOS and windows manager 2. Problem detect in BIOS but not detect in windows manager.But all HDD is in operational condition and not dead. Could this program (HDD Regenerator) can solve both of this problem ?

    Thank you and regard

    • Admin 21/08/2013 at 5:01 pm

      Hello,

      Because of increasing number of support requests by illegal product users, we do not answer on requests without order number and we do not provide support on demo product any more. Thank you for understanding.

  • Hadi HabibElahi 11/07/2013 at 9:22 pm

    Oh , Pardon Me
    I Found The Key You Said.
    When I Start To Boot My USB Flash With HDD Regenerator 11
    There Appears Options That The Right Side One
    Give Us This Option To “Reset Flash Size”
    Thank You.

  • Hadi HabibElahi 11/07/2013 at 5:01 pm

    Hi,
    First Of all Thanks For Your Useful Program.
    I’ve Got Similar Question As “HaMMada” Said
    My 8G Sony Flash Disk Lost Space And Limited To 1.92G
    I Used Acronis Disk Directer For Formatting But , The Same Problem
    You Answered That There’s “Reset Flash Size” Option On 2011 Version
    But , Sorry I Got 2011 Version But There Is Not Such An Item In It
    The Main Page Is So Simple As Other Previous Versions, Can You Specify The Right Path For Reaching This Item You Said Or Atleast Tell Me Another Way For Taking Back My Lost Space.
    Thank You.

  • Kenneth 15/06/2013 at 7:32 pm

    I used “regenerate all sectors in a range” of bootable HDD Regenerator 2011,
    then I terminated the process because it really takes too long time.
    And i find that all data of the hdd lost and become no partition.

    It is the effect of this process ??
    How can I recover it as original ??

    • Admin 17/06/2013 at 10:34 am

      Hello Kenneth,

      Such behavior is only possible if the process was terminated incorrectly (hard reset) when regenerating in a MFT area. If the process were terminated using ESC, the data could not be affected.

  • chamsiin 26/05/2013 at 7:50 am

    i hava a WD7500BPKT-22PK4T0 750GB use HDD Regenerator in dos model, when take more than one day ,progress only 86%(86% during more than 3 hours),i want to cancel the process , press Esc but not work ,so use computer’s restart key ,after reboot no disk can find in HDD or BIOS, why? what’s matter

    • Admin 28/05/2013 at 9:08 pm

      Hello chamsiin,

      It sounds like your hard drive has a physical breakage (damaged logical card or disk heads) rather than magnetic errors on the surface.
      Try to power off your computer, wait several minutes, then power it on again (restarting is not sufficient).

  • Victor Liu 26/05/2013 at 4:18 am

    I have a Toshiba 1TB external HDD. I’m trying to fix it by regenerating. The scanning is really fast, however, regenerating a bad sector usually takes several minutes and I have thousands of bad sectors. Some badsectors even take a hour to regenerate… How can I skip a bad sector and move on? It seems taking forever…

    • Admin 27/05/2013 at 9:10 pm

      Hello Victor,

      In order to locate bad sectors please use the Prescan option of the product. Then use the Change Start/End Sector option to skip the bad sectors.

  • Fabrizio 24/05/2013 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve a question. I’m scanning with the repair option a 320GB disk. The scan is running since 12 hours and the estimated time remaining is increasing and it is now 75 hours. It processed 42.5 GB and starting from 28GB it started finding/regenerating 5200 bad sectors.
    I’ve two question if you can please answer me:
    1) will the time left decrease if the tool finds a good portion of the disk and process it faster than now? I guess that the time increases cause he is finding a lot of bad sectors, but I hope it will go faster once processed the bad portion of the disk
    2) if I stop the process before it finishes, are the changes committed? I mean, the regenerates sectors will be kept correct?

    Thanks in advance, Fab

    • Admin 25/05/2013 at 9:11 pm

      Hello,

      Which version of the product do you use, demo or full?

  • Rainhard 23/05/2013 at 8:57 pm

    Hi, there was an option like this in bootable CD : Repair all sectors in range (even if not bad)
    My question :

    1. What’s the use of this mode?
    2. Does this Mode will delete some of my data?

    • Admin 24/05/2013 at 9:12 pm

      Hello Rainhard,

      Which version of the product do you use, demo or full?

  • Erik 12/05/2013 at 4:01 am

    When starting HDD regenerator, I get a warning: “The system has detected SATA controller running in AHCI mode…..”

    My OS (WIN7) is indeed on a SSD running in AHCI mode. However, the hard drive that I am attempting to diagnose/fix is attached to a different SATA controller running in IDE mode.

    For optimal performance, does the program (HDD regenerator) also need to be on a hard drive running in AHCI mode?

    If not, I guess the error message is incorrect because the faulty drive is already in IDE mode?

    • Admin 13/05/2013 at 12:36 pm

      Hello Erik,

      The message is common for all hard drives and if at least 1 hard drive is working in the AHCI mode, you will see this message. If the hard drive you want to recover is working in the IDE mode, just ignore this message.

  • Seamus Smith 23/04/2013 at 4:50 pm

    I was impressed with the demo version of your software but would like to know is there a way to export the scan/repair results to a text file or equivalent? This would be very useful as a reporting feature for my customer repairs.

    • Admin 24/04/2013 at 3:24 pm

      Hello Seamus,

      Log files are stored in HDDSTAT folder in the product installation directory and on a bootable regenerating flash.

      • Seamus Smith 28/04/2013 at 12:48 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply. Another question relating to SSD’s if I may, the windows based HDD Regen App is stating that my new OCZ Agility 3 drive is about to fail. I’ve not had any symptoms from the drive to make me think this is true, is this just an issue with SSD’s in general in the way the app monitors it, or should I be worried?

        • Admin 30/04/2013 at 4:31 pm

          Hello Seamus,
          Please check your mailbox, download the latest version of HDD Regenerator monitor from the link we sent and send us a screenshot of the S.M.A.R.T. information screen.

  • soekoen 13/01/2013 at 7:15 pm

    I want ask several things about using HDD Regenerator v2011
    1. Are using USB, ATA, SATA has a different speed in repairing HDD?
    2. Are Computer device such processor, affecting speed when repairing HDD?
    Thanks

    • Admin 15/01/2013 at 2:23 pm

      Hello Seoken,

      The repairing speed for SATA in compatible IDE mode is faster than SATA in AHCI mode and USB.
      Processor affects the repairing speed, however the affecting of processor is minimized in the latest version of the product.

  • Steve 09/01/2013 at 8:10 am

    I have a 160Gb Seagate HDD and before I use it I ran HDD Regen on it just to check. My results were 0 sector reallocated, 0 delays, 0 sector remain bad, 0 sectors recovered, 0 new bad sectors, 0 bad sector reappear. Scanned this drive twice and both times during scan i got the message back up data immediately. Is this drive safe to use? I was planning on zero filling the drive before formatting for use but don’t know if drive is ok now.

  • starbuck 22/12/2012 at 12:35 am

    hdd regenerator has in the past fixed s.m.a.r.t issuses when the problem was “current pending reallocated sector” went from 0% health in speedfan to 92% after a pass with hdd regenerator, but only when the problem was in this attribute , keep that in mind when checkingsmart of your harddrive thanks to the creator of this software, nice product.

  • Navid 16/10/2012 at 12:45 pm

    Hi
    i have vaio nw270f and i can’t change to ide and the hdd regenerator does not work on AHCI!!!!! aftar 5 percent it says “hard drive is not ready!” and recommand me change to ide mode what should i do?

  • Luca 27/07/2012 at 3:38 am
  • CG 19/06/2012 at 9:59 am

    Does HDD Regenerator scan the entire drive before it makes repairs?
    It’s flashing REGENERATING as it scans.

    • Admin 19/06/2012 at 2:59 pm

      Hello CG,

      Yes, you can use “Scan, but do not repair (show bad sectors)” mode.

      • moayad 03/04/2014 at 8:24 pm

        how we can download full hdd regenerator please in this site please answer me fast please i need it fast

        • Admin 04/04/2014 at 9:54 pm

          You must purchase the software. Click on BUY NOW button, enter the discount code and pay and buy. That’s all. We appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

  • Nuno Silva 21/04/2012 at 11:46 am

    Hello:

    I have had some problems with an USB external HDD (1TB). I did a “scan and repair” with HDD regenerator, and i have this results:

    Complete scans done: 2
    D – 49 delays detected
    B – 0 sectors remais bad
    R – 25 (163)sectors recovered
    N – 25 New bad sectors appear
    R – 0 bad sectors reappear

    What is your opinion about this? What you recomend after this results?

    Thanks

    • Admin 21/04/2012 at 2:13 pm

      Hello Nuno,

      Please try several passes of the product until all bad sectors are recovered.

  • Stephen 20/04/2012 at 10:12 pm

    I have a home theater PC with 5 drives totaling 10TB. The C drive is the problem as I have bad sectors and received the message “Backup Data Immediately” which I assume means there is a serious problem with the drive. Is this correct and if so should I replace the drive?

    • Admin 21/04/2012 at 2:14 pm

      Hello Stephen,

      In most cases, the “Backup Data Immediately” message means that the hard drive has a hardware (mechanical) problem.
      If HDD Regenerator constantly reports “Backup Data Immediately”, the hard drive should be replaced.

  • carl 19/04/2012 at 5:39 pm

    hi.. I got a 1tb wd external hard drive.. I don’t want to go through making it an internal drive coz i’m using a laptop.. How should i repair this one?

    • Admin 19/04/2012 at 10:45 pm

      Hello Carl,

      The current version of the product supports external hard drives directly under Windows.
      So, you can repair it as a external drive, but USB interface has a lot of limitations, for example, the regeneration speed may be slow.

  • alireza 18/04/2012 at 11:33 pm

    Hello,i have a transcend 320Gb external hard drive and its copping speed is very slow(sometimes 800Kb/s!!)
    is it bad sector? can hddregenerator fix this?

    • Admin 19/04/2012 at 1:05 am

      Nobody can tell in advance what is the cause of your HDD’s slow work. Maybe your problem is mostly the delays, not the bad sectors.
      Hdd Regenerator repairs delays and bad sectors as well.

      The current version of the product supports external hard drives directly under Windows. However, a better way (with a better performance) to repair an external drive is to dismount the failed drive from the external case and connect it as an internal drive, but this requires some skill in computer assembling.

      Read comments below, please.

  • Seba 16/04/2012 at 11:17 pm

    I ran HDD Regeneartor under DOS mode and selected “scan and repair”. The program recover meny bad sectors but not delay sectors. If delay sectors are permanent, do you recommend to make partitions to separate such sectors as a solution? I think about it, but not investigate how to do this yet. Any recommendation or other idea? For the moment, I can´t afford a new dick.

    • Admin 17/04/2012 at 8:08 am

      Hello Seba,

      Hdd Regenerator repairs delays. If your hdd is external, it’s better that you plug it as an internal drive. If you have delays under Windows, it’s better to rescan the hdd from a bootable regenerating CD/flash. Permanent delays shows that your hdd has sectors with long access time. A hdd with permanent delays is actually failing drive and may cause data losses. Try to regenerate this kind of sectors with “Regenerate all sectors in a range” option. Also, the delays can be regenerated with “scan and repair” option, if the following both conditions are met:

      1. Your hdd doesn’t contain bad sectors.
      2. Your hdd has been completely scanned at least 1 time.

      If you still have delays, such delays are permanent then the hdd should be replaced. Generally, 1-2 delays are not a problem. Your hdd will work. Unfortunatelly, later the amount of permanent delays will increase and you should be replace a hard disk.

  • Kira 13/04/2012 at 1:23 pm

    hi….i have a problem with scanning my wd 500 gb hd on my pc …. the problem is when i try to scan the hard in dos mode the scan time shows 18 hours to complete….and when i scan in windows the scan finishes in 1:30 hour….the thing is when i scan in windows i cant scan drive c…which i think contains bad sectors…i tried my hard on another pc and the scan time in dos shows 1:30 hour…i dont know why is that …i even tried connecting my hd to external power supply n i got the same 18 hours ….can any one tell me whats wrong?? or if there is a way to know drive c sectors so i can scan them without scanning all the hd….thanks

    • Admin 14/04/2012 at 9:16 am

      Hello Kira,

      Is your hard drive internal or external?
      To determine location and presumable number of bad sectors, please use the “Prescan” option of the product.

  • Moh 12/04/2012 at 1:41 pm

    Dears , i have harddisk got blue screen error and after restarting the system , it used to get stuck again to the blue screen after reaching the XP windows loading , i have read alot about HDD regenrator tool , but my concern to know that we use a tool to encrypt the data called pointsec, and while using to decrypt the data i got blue screen again , and when i take the harddisk to connect it via USB it never show in the device manager even there is sound coming out from it , is using the HDD regenrator will give its wanted result in my case having encryption tool to the data and will i be able to backup that data again..
    thanks alot in advance for any advice would help …

    • Admin 12/04/2012 at 2:14 am

      Hello Moh,

      The current version of the product supports external hard drives directly under Windows. However, a better way (with a better performance) to repair an external drive is to dismount the failed drive from the external case and connect it as an internal drive. HDD Regenerator works at physical level and does not change a logical structure of a hard drive. It can be used with encrypted drives without data changes and without data losses

  • Joey albert j. De la cruz 09/04/2012 at 10:23 am

    Hi, i have a problem in using HDD regenerator. I detected that my HDD have delays and bad sector but it cannot be repair because it said that my drive is set to AHCI. My bios don’t have setting for changing AHCI to IDE mode. What can i do?

    • Admin 09/04/2012 at 4:26 pm

      Hello Joey,

      You can use HDD Regenerator in the AHCI mode, however the regeneration speed may be slower than in the compatible IDE mode.

  • john 06/04/2012 at 2:30 pm

    hdd regen doesnt recognize my (internal) disc (on an external case). i dont know what to do

    • Admin 06/04/2012 at 3:07 pm

      Hello John,

      The current version of the product supports external hard drives directly under Windows.
      However, a better way (with a better performance) to repair an external drive is to dismount the failed drive from the external case and connect it as an internal drive, but this requires some skill in computer assembling.

  • Mouad 06/04/2012 at 3:34 am

    Hi. I am suffering, really !
    My son dropped my external Hitachi 2TB USB drive on a hard floor from 1 meters height.
    Then it won’y load, it gives “cyclic redundancy error” and Win7 says it has to be formatted.

    I ran a recovery software I have which managed to salvage some of the files, but was getting stuck at bad sectors.

    I ran HDD Regeneartor on it under DOS mode and selected the “mode repair” starting from sector 0.

    What I am seeing now is:
    0- HD is 1863 GB – 387938128 sectors.
    1- It has been working for 78 Hours.
    2- Percentage of completion is only 0.03% !!
    3- Scanned 747 MB -(1529959 sectors)
    4- Bad sectors found: 5756
    5- Bad sectors Recovered : 132

    A- How can 1529959 sectors be only 0.03% of the 1863 GB ?
    B- How can I know approximately the amount of bad sectors and where they are located (like a map of the HD or something) ?
    C- Assuming the HD is the English alphabet, and bad sectors are located in the ares of (A , F G , L , S , V W , Z ) which means they are distributed in different areas, will the software move quickly between those areas? I mean, after finishing area A , will it quickly scan B,C,D,E areas and just jump to the next area containing the bad sectors (F) ?
    I am asking this because the software is very slow and I want to know if it will be able to do something significant, and I want to know which are the good areas, so that I would again run the other file recovery software on those areas exclusively.

    Thank you very much

    • Admin 06/04/2012 at 4:10 am

      Hello Mouad,

      It sounds like your hard drive has a physical breakage (damaged logical card or disk heads) rather than magnetic errors on the surface. Unfortunately this problem cannot be fixed by the software.

  • Putneyboy 14/02/2012 at 8:33 am

    Hi, would this resolve a SMART End to End Error, as the articles I read say that this disk is faulty and needs to be RMA'd

    • Admin 17/02/2012 at 12:04 am

      Hello Putneyboy,

      Unfortunately the product cannot fix SMART errors as this is not under control through interface.

      • Putneyboy 18/02/2012 at 4:41 pm

        Thanks, I performed a low level format after backing it up and the error cleared.

  • Frankz 14/02/2012 at 2:22 am

    Can i regenerate after i format harddisk ? and i need install the software after i make bootable CD/DVD before format? Can i plug cooling pad when Mode Regenerate Range? Delays detected how to repair?

    Regards
    Frankz

    • Admin 16/02/2012 at 4:13 am

      Hello Frankz,

      The regeneration process is not file system dependent. It doesn't matter if you regenerate before format or after it. If you have already created a bootable regenerating CD/DVD or flash, installation of the product is not needed. If your hard drive is hot during the process you can use the cooling pad. (the product has a temperature indicator if the process is started directly under Windows) You can try to regenerate delays using the "Regenerate all sectors in a range" option. Also, the delays can be regenerated in the “scan and repair” mode, if the following both conditions are met: 1. The hard drive has been completely scanned at least 1 time. 2. The hard drive does not contain bad sectors.

  • Alvin 02/02/2012 at 2:40 pm

    Hi, I have a big problem about my back up drive right now. I have Sata 500Gb Hard Disk and it contains about 400GB+ data files. There is some accident happens that my Hard Drive becomes to "RAW", when I try to double click it it shows me an error "D: is not accessible. The parameter is incorrect." I check it into the Disk Management and its healthy. When I saw HDD Regenerator first thing I do is, I try to Prescan my Hard Disk and it shows me "580+ bad sector". Second is I choose Normal Scan and from their I choose "Regenerate all sectors in a range" but its said "Not Recommended if there are important datas."

    My question is:

    If i continue to regenerate my Hard Drive, all my important data files that I have in their will be automatically deleted?

    P.S. I really need you're help. Please help me what to do. Thank You

    • Admin 02/02/2012 at 6:46 pm

      Hello Alvin,

      The "Regenerate all sectors in a range" mode does not cause data losses during normal execution.
      However, if the computer will stop responding or rebooted unexpectedly, a problem with data may occur.

  • Emma 01/02/2012 at 9:04 am

    can all internal drives be used as external cos i heard some are meant for only internal.All the same dis sotfware is awesome

    • Admin 03/02/2012 at 2:58 pm

      Hello Emma,

      The current version of the product supports external hard drives directly under Windows.
      However, a better way (with a better performance) to repair an external drive is to dismount the failed drive from the external case and connect it as an internal drive, but this requires some skill in computer assembling.

  • Naggger 19/01/2012 at 8:40 am

    Hi, I have LaCie product – 500 GB external hdd and there are some problems.

    I started checking and repairing mode several times in Windows and from bootable USB but it fails every time when it found first bad sectors. Then I started simple scan and it shows near 10 thousand bad sectors only at 14% ! I understand that it is not very big amount in comparison with all hdd, but still. These are my questions:

    1. How I can start repair mode?

    2. Does it make any sense repairing this hdd?

    P.S. – I can save old information from hard drive, only new one crashes to read.

    • Admin 21/01/2012 at 2:16 am

      Hello Nagger,

      It sounds like your hard drive has a physical breakage (damaged logical card or disk heads) rather than magnetic errors on the surface.
      Unfortunately this problem cannot be fixed by the software.

  • Jon 19/01/2012 at 6:21 am

    Can I go ahead and assume my drive is dead when I have 492 delays in 3.04% completion?

    • Admin 21/01/2012 at 2:15 am

      Hello Jon,

      If you see delays under Windows, it is recommended to rescan the drive from a bootable regenerating CD or flash. If your hard drive is external, it is recommended that you connect it as an internal drive. Permanent delays mean that the hard drive has sectors with long access time.

      A drive with permanent delays is actually failing drive and may cause data losses. You can try to regenerate such sectors using the "Regenerate all sectors in a range" option. Also, the delays can be regenerated in the "scan and repair" mode, if the following both conditions are met:

      1. The hard drive has been completely scanned at least 1 time.
      2. The hard drive does not contain bad sectors.

      If you still have permanent delays, then the hard drive should be replaced.

  • arsenechriz 12/01/2012 at 11:49 pm

    when i scanned the hdd, it detected MANY delays so i tried using the “Regenerate all sectors in a range” option

    1. If we regenerate the hdd using the “Regenerate all sectors in a range” option, will it delete the files or something? because when i choose that option, it said that not recommended if there are important datas.

    2. can it be repaired?

    • Admin 13/01/2012 at 4:37 am

      Hello arsenechriz,

      The “Regenerate all sectors in a range” mode does not cause data losses during normal execution. However, if the computer will stop responding or rebooted unexpectedly, a problem with data may occur.

  • desi 11/01/2012 at 11:22 pm

    I started scanning my Toshiba internal HDD 120GB using this software. Its been now 70 hours and it has detected 2200 bad sectors and only 420 bad sectors have been regenerated…..its been 1 day it has only regenerated 420 bad sectors and has scanned only 60% of my HDD. Can anyone suggest me any solution… should I stop the scan or do something else….I am really fed-up of this 3 day scan….Please suggest me any solution!!!! Thanks

    • Admin 13/01/2012 at 1:22 pm

      Hello desi,

      The regeneration time depends on how many bad sectors your hard drive has. The process goes much faster after a damaged area is passed. You can approximately evaluate regeneration time if you know the number of bad sectors on your hard drive surface. To determine location and presumable number of bad sectors you can pause the process, then check different parts of your disk by means of the "starting sector" option, and then based on the time elapsed, calculate the overall repairing time.

      In some cases very slow regeneration may imply that the hard drive contains unrecoverable bad sectors. Therefore, if some bad sectors were already recovered, we recommend you to restart your computer, and start the process again to ensure that the bad sectors, which were already fixed, do not appear again. (Second scanning of the repaired part of the drive will not take much time). If the recovered bad sectors do not appear again, and if you have sufficient time, you can continue the process until completion.

      If not all bad sectors are recovered during a first pass, several passes may fix the problem.

  • John Firgman 03/01/2012 at 11:38 am

    I have a brand new Seagate 3TB external USB drive that will be used to backup very sensitive information. During the first three hours of use, it seems that read and write operations are working fine in the hard drive.So, before writing real data to the hard drive I decided to run HDD Regenerator tool in order to ensure that nothing is wrong with the hard drive. As it´s a really big hard drive (3TB), the tool estimates about 35 hours to complete and it´s currently at 10% of total sectors.

    My questions are:

    1) Forcing the drive to work for so long time continuously (aproximately 35 hours) will make it prone to failures?

    2) So far HDD Regenerator did not detect any bad sectors but has already detected 5 delays. Is it a good number ? Or a bad number ? I´ve seen in previous posts that 1 or 2 delays are not that bad. So what about these 5 delays on the first 10% of sectors (279GB read so far out of 3TB).

    3) Based on these preliminary results, should I return the drive to the store?

    • Admin 03/01/2012 at 8:32 pm

      Hello John,

      1) HDD Regenerator does not load a hard drive more than an operating system does. Hard drive can work continuously for a long time. Thus 35 hours and more of continuous work is not a problem for a hard drive, especially in HDD Regenerator’s sequential mode (in contrast to heavy Windows’ fragmented mode, when hard drive’s heads move rapidly and randomly).

      2) External hard drives may indicate false delays. If your hard drive is external, it is recommended to connect it as an internal drive for proper tests.

      3) Even if you see 5 delays on an INTERNAL drive, this is not a reason to change it by warranty (until you see HDD Regenerator’s “Backup Data Immediately” message during a scanning process, which definitely means a problem with the hard drive). However you should check internal hard drive with delays periodically and you should be careful to store sensitive data on such hard drive. This is related to internal hard drives only, delays on external hard drives do not mean a problem.

  • Jon K. 27/12/2011 at 10:11 am

    Excellent software, it helped me resurrect many hdd's. Highly recommended.

  • JACK 03/12/2011 at 3:42 am

    1: I scanned the hard drive, And found 1 delay in the beginning hard DRIVE.

    Now I scan and Repair choice, but software not Repair delay And simply pass the problem !!

    2 : Which situation is better for high speed HDD REGENERATOR 2011 ??

    FAT32 OR NTFS ??

    • Admin 03/12/2011 at 4:15 am

      Hello Jack,

      Thank you for your interest.

      1: You can try to regenerate such sectors using the “Regenerate all sectors in a range” option. Also, the delays can be regenerated in the “scan and repair” mode, if the following both conditions are met: 1. The hard drive has been completely scanned at least 1 time. 2. The hard drive does not contain bad sectors. If you still have delays, such delays are permanent then the hard drive should be replaced. But in your case, 1 delay is not the problem. Your hdd will work. Unfortunately, later the amount of permanent delays will increase and you should be replace a hard disk.

      2: HDD Regenerator works at physical level. So the speed doesn’t depend you have a FAT32 or NTFS. Software works with any type of file system and also with unformatted or unpartitioned disks.

  • ashok 27/11/2011 at 2:06 pm

    i have completed scan.. Its shows 150 bad sectors and 132 bad sectors regenerated.. Whats about remaining bad sectors.. And how can i regenerat?

    • Admin 28/11/2011 at 7:25 pm

      Hello ashok,

      Please try several passes of the product.

  • ge 19/11/2011 at 7:12 am

    hi ,,,i have completed and got the result .:there are more than 300 delays detected and 0 bad..what does mean delays detected ?what problem about my disk? recently i feel my computer is really slow and often no response.

    • Admin 19/11/2011 at 1:43 pm

      Hello ge,

      Permanent delays mean that the hard drive has sectors with long access time. A drive with permanent delays is actually failing drive and may cause data losses. You can try to regenerate such sectors using the "Regenerate all sectors in a range" option. Also, the delays can be regenerated in the “scan and repair” mode, if the following both conditions are met:

      1. The hard drive has been completely scanned at least 1 time.
      2. The hard drive does not contain bad sectors.

      If you still have permanent delays, then the hard drive should be replaced.

    • Fetehy-Egypt 16/06/2015 at 8:52 pm

      meaning of “Delays Detected”

      If you see delays under Windows, it is recommended to rescan the drive from a bootable regenerating CD or flash.
      If your hard drive is external, it is recommended that you connect it as an internal drive.
      Generally, 1-2 delays are not a problem.
      HDD Regenerator’s Delays Detected

      If you see delays under Windows, it is recommended to rescan the drive from a bootable regenerating CD or flash.
      If your hard drive is external, it is recommended that you connect it as an internal drive.
      Generally, 1-2 delays are not a problem.

      Permanent delays mean that the hard drive has sectors with long access time. A drive with permanent delays is actually a failing drive and may cause data losses. You can try to regenerate such sectors using the “Regenerate all sectors in a range” option. Also, the delays can be regenerated in the “scan and repair” mode, if the following both conditions are met:

      The hard drive has been completely scanned at least 1 time.
      The hard drive does not contain bad sectors.

  • matt 12/11/2011 at 5:04 pm

    hi there,

    just wondering? when i try to boot hdd regenerator from a cd i got an error message (invalid system disk)

    for your information..i'm running on AHCI

    cheers

    • Admin 13/11/2011 at 9:21 pm

      Hello matt,

      Please check boot priority settings in the system BIOS and make sure the regenerating disk you created is chosen as a first boot device. Also check if your CD device does not have a hardware problem and works properly. Try to use another CD-R disks or flash drive.

  • Joy 06/11/2011 at 1:34 pm

    I made a bootable flash with HDD Regenerator. But when i Try to boot the pc with it, it show error, like

    HDD regenerator starting, please wait

    Bad command or file name

    Bad command or file name

    C:>

    What should i do? I can not repair the bad sector i have in my HDD directly from windows because it's in the windows installation drive. Please Help 🙂

    • Admin 10/11/2011 at 3:13 pm

      Hello Joy,

      This problem is unusual. Unfortunately we cannot check your system remotely
      to say what is wrong with it. Try to use another flash drive.

  • tasha 03/11/2011 at 6:10 pm

    I'm trying to create a bootable USB but it always fails. It says either error has occured and it was not created or that drive is in use (that is wrong, USB is empty and formatted) and all the programs should be closed (running nothing but HDD Regenerator). It has 2 GB of size, is that a cause? Should it be larger? What am I doing wrong? I'm going crazy, need help please!

    • Admin 10/11/2011 at 6:59 pm

      Hello tasha,

      Please try to use another flash drive or create a bootable regenerating CD instead of the flash.

  • HaMMaDa 22/10/2011 at 8:34 pm

    I made a bootable USB FLASH of 8 Gb and It becomes 1.92 Gb and I cannot do anything to recover the space although I formatted it.

    • admin 23/10/2011 at 6:20 pm

      Hello,

      HDD Regenerator 2011 has an embedded "Reset Flash Size" option.

  • tzitzu 05/10/2011 at 6:00 am

    i have a WD 500AAKS-65YGA0 the problematic cipset one (spin-up or head-kille r[specific HDD controller problem on all this series]). i got at prescan some delays a lots of :)) than i'll do repair all in range to see if it does some miracle . i used it before and yes i'm proud of this program

  • MUSTAFA 26/09/2011 at 1:36 am

    I have (HP pavilion g6)

    and I cannot change to IDE

    how can I use HDD Regenerator?

    CAN I USE IT ON AHCI?

    • admin 26/09/2011 at 2:33 am

      You can use HDD Regenerator in the AHCI mode, however the regeneration speed may be slower than in the compatible IDE mode.

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