The True About HDD Regenerator

This kind of drive repair utilities are often misunderstood. The mechanics of how this software works and what it is supposed to do are typically cause for confusion. Some may compare HDD Regenerator with other products and find the competition “works faster”.

Even if that’s true, the proof is in the results and what is happening “under the hood,” not simply in how fast the process takes before it claims to be “completed.”

The same can be said for HDD quick format operations; you are not really “formatting” the disk. Quick formatting only means rebuilding file table. True formatting is a process of magnetization of all clusters to essentially “erase” the drive. This is another case where “faster” does not equal “better.” It’s what the application truly does that counts.

When should I use it?

There’s no need to wait for bad sectors and disk failures. If you work with sensitive information, you should run HDD Regenerator periodically. This can save a lot of time and aggravation in the long run.

What does it do?

Other “disk repair” utilities do this:

1. Mark bad sector as good
2. Read data in the sector
3. Write it back
4. Write-back fails? Mark as bad permanently.

As you see, they don’t really “fix” anything. HDD Regenerator does. It strengthens the drive’s magnetic surface by reading and writing repeatedly. True, if it isn’t possible to write in a given magnetic field at all, the sector cannot be repaired. But contrary to the rumors and misleading analysis, HDD Regenerator IS different and works much more effectively.

The concept of repairing a damaged HDD using only software is confusing to some. Just remember that HDD Regenerator repairs magnetic damage, which is actually the cause of 80% of all HDD failures.

Testing it

Here’s a good example of how to test HDD Regenerator. If you have a drive with several bad blocks and the HDD has never been formatted before, you should run a low level format. If it fails due to bad sectors it means hard drive is faulty. But if the scan succeeds without finding bad sectors, run HDD Regenerator and you can be sure bad blocks will be gone!

Should I fix single errors?

Drives often have defects in their magnetic coat, caused by something as simple as microscopic speck of dust. In reality there is no purpose taking any actions if the drive has a single bad sector out of billions. Modern hard drives are designed with a lot of spare sectors and they are smart enough to take actions without us even knowing. Hard drives will know about the bad sector location and they will remap. Drives will never touch the same sector in since poking around it could make things worse.

Manufacturer’s tools?

Many disk brands also have a diagnostic tool for their own drives that may refresh the magnetic surface. Keep in mind, though, that these companies are in the disk business, not the software business. There have been many cases these tools could not fix or diagnose problems at all, causing I/O errors or total absence of the drives on the system. When it comes to total data security and recovery, HDD Regenerator is the only drive recovery app you need.

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40 Comments

  • Ökkeş 17/12/2015 at 11:18 pm

    What is this Red colored “32 – DRIVE IS NOT READY!” error?

    • Admin 18/12/2015 at 12:03 am

      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.

  • MP 20/08/2014 at 6:06 pm

    Hello, i my scan finished in nearly 2 hours, 4 bad sectors are recovered but 1 delays what is it??

    • Admin 22/08/2014 at 11:56 pm

      Hello MP,

      Delays shows that your hdd has sectors with long access time. Generally, 1-2 delays are not a problem. Your hdd will work. Unfortunately, later the amount of permanent delays will increase and you should be replace a hard disk.

      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.

      A hdd with big amount of 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.

      • rekishi 26/01/2015 at 5:35 pm

        one app i use to monitor the health of my drive is prompting me that my drive is in disc failure state,can it be regenerated using hdd regenerator app? or i have to replace a new one.

        • Admin 27/01/2015 at 12:28 am

          Hello rekishi,

          This depends on too many factors. You can purchase the app and then use our 30 day no question money back guarantee.

  • Lisa 29/07/2014 at 2:28 am

    I have been ruuning hdd regenerator V1.71 from a bootable disc. It has been regenerating for over 6 days now. I started at sector 0 and in the course of 6 days it is showing 3471 bad sectors and climbing. I haven’t touched my computer I have just left it alone to do it’s thing. My question is this normal to go all these days without it going to recover mode yet? It is still flashing the green REGENERATING….sign and finding more bad sectors. I have a Toshiba Satellite A-305-S6858 Laptop with 8 GB memory on it. I just didn’t expect the program to run this many days and not one bad sector has been recovered yet. I just wanted to know is this normal for the HDD REGENERATOR Program, Thanks.

    • Admin 30/07/2014 at 12:15 am

      Hello Lisa,

      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.

    • harsh 05/05/2015 at 10:09 am

      hello all. i use this software and its really good .. i have 500Gb hdd and i scan and repair ..scan done on 4 hours and repair 1500bad sectors
      according to lisa.. i dont know how it take 6 days???? make bootbale usb from that software.. may be its help you.

      but i dont know what is regnerate of hdd. i just use scan and repair.

    • Jenifer 14/08/2015 at 2:27 am

      Keep in mind that HDD’s today are huge and have many sectors. When I did this to mine, it was scanning for about two weeks straight because around two percent of my drive was bad. Just be patient and let it do its job. After that time, I was able to partition out the bad sections and now it works great, just like when I first got it. Just a tiny big smaller now. Give it time, these drives are huge. It actually couldn’t fix any of my bad sectors. But it got them out of the way so it didn’t mess up the reading of the rest of my drive. This is such a wonderful program.

  • Hamed 22/07/2014 at 5:53 pm

    hi i have a question
    i have a maxtor diamondmax 22 hard drive.
    my problem is when i scan it from sector 0 , in the progress it found over the 2 milion bad sectors
    and scan is too slow
    and when i use CHKDSK command it’s not work and says that drive is luck!
    plz help me 🙁

    • Admin 22/07/2014 at 6:02 pm

      Hello Hamed,

      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.

  • boo 30/06/2014 at 4:20 pm

    So glad there is a help forum!
    Ok so when i plug my external hard-drive into my computer it is recognized, shown as healthy, but I can not access or see any data or files on there.
    Properties does show however that the memory on my external hdd is at the same capacity as it was when i last was able to view files.
    I have ran HDD re-generator and it showed two bad sectors so I re scanned a couple times, also starting from the bootable flash cd i made.
    Now no bad sectors remain, everything seems healthy, but I still cant access my files.
    I then went to the third option with the HDD regeneration program that is to regenerate all files whether bad or good.
    It is estimating that it will take nearly 230 days to do so?!
    I connected the external HDD internally too.
    Will I ever be able to recover my data and copy it across?
    If so how? or what program can I use.
    I have tried uninstalling the HDD drives and re installing as well as allowing windows to try and fix the problem.

    • Admin 06/07/2014 at 12:29 am

      Hello boo,

      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.

  • Roomi 12/06/2012 at 12:35 pm

    I created a bootable flash drive and connected HDD (laptop Hdd) internally to a desktop. Can i know what the 3rd option Regenerate in a range do and is it the same as the repair mode. I tried the repair mode but it seems to fail after somehours however the prescan option completed with a number of bad and delay sectors. so I thought of running the regenerate in a range option. It is now 24 hours with only 5mb completed out of 640mb, but the drive hasnt failed but reporting delays of more 5000, should i wait and will this fix the HDD.

    Also i have 3.5hdd , which completed upto 89% on repair mode and then the msg of no hdd. I hve used a number of softwares and nothing seems to work.
    The hard drive is detected in BIOS however i guess after reading this sector the drive somehow gets disconnected.

    This is unrelated but if can help, I need to know if its possible to create a partition by giving the sector number of the disk. As i know the sector number at which point the disk fails, can i create a partition say from “0” to 276,000,000.

    • Admin 13/06/2012 at 11:44 am

      Hello,

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

  • Zaidy 10/06/2012 at 4:59 pm

    Burned to disk, booted from CD. All okay, selected drive to scan, Prescan selected. Stopped at 2MB, 4500 sectors (tried 10 times, all the same outcome), ERROR HARD DISK NOT READY

    Hard disk is 596GB Toshiba if it matters.

    In BIOS,
    USB device(Toshiba) set as Number one in boot order, followed by CD drive and then Hard Drive(Integrated SATA) as third
    STORAGE OPTIONS in BIOS:
    Removable Media Boot > Enable
    Legacy Diskette Write > Enable
    BIOS DMA Data Transfer > Enable
    SATA Emulation > Native Mode IDE (TRIED LAGACY MODE TOO, TO NO AVAIL also has RAID option)
    SATA 0 and 2 > Enable
    Sata 1 and 3 > Enable
    CD ROMdrive is SATA1 if it helps,

    Boot Order(BIOS)
    1) USB DEVICE TOSHIBA
    2) ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE
    3) HARD DRIVE INTEGRATED SATA
    4) BROADCOM ETHERNET

    HELP THANKS! I HAVE TRIED scan and repair in normal Windows 7, but It will take infinity hours (represented by –:–), but i could scan and repair under normal windows

    • Admin 12/06/2012 at 12:35 am

      Hello Zaidy,

      If you see break sector message, in many cases this means that your hard drive has a physical breakage (damaged logical card or disk heads) rather than magnetic errors on the surface. The “break sector” problem is related to blocking bad hard drives on high scanning speeds.

      Please try to use version 1.51. Although version 1.51 is much slower than 2011, we have a lot of reports from our customers that version 1.51 can fix break sector errors, which cannot be fixed by version 2011.

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

  • Peter Pulc 21/04/2012 at 11:30 am

    Question – HDD encrypted by bitlocker, of course Recovery key is known, but unfortunately Microsoft repair toll is unable to fix error. Is there some possibility that HDD Regenerator will help to fix this issue?

    • Admin 21/04/2012 at 2:13 pm

      Hello Peter,

      If the problem is caused by bad sectors on a hard drive surface, the HDD Regenerator will help.

  • Ltta Bawlte 15/04/2012 at 1:16 pm

    My external HDD WD my passport 500GB USB 2.0 has bad sector detected by other software (HDD tuner or something like that). it cannot be connected as internal HDD,
    Can these bad sector be repaired by HDD Regenerator, or is required to connect the HDD as internal.

    • Admin 16/04/2012 at 2:28 pm

      Hello Ltta Bawlte,

      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.

      • Ltta Bawlte 16/04/2012 at 4:24 pm

        Thank you for your reply, on openning my external drive, i found that it cannot be connected as internal, there is only the micro usb port, i have to bear the low performance.
        thanks

  • Joe 09/04/2012 at 6:41 am

    Hello i had an error on a file today, om my maxtor 80gb hardisk with two partitions: c: with windows xp and e: with some stuff. The error was on e:

    I run hdd regenerator in check mode and it marked a lot of bad sectors on hardrive, filling all the spare sectors (67) then starting to mark bad sectors. So i decided to stop the program but unfortunately my hardisk now cant boot windows…

    I put the drive on another computer and windows cannot recognize the partitions, but bios sees hardisk and partition wizard says “bad disk” and finds the partitions.

    So i decided to do the following:
    Run hdd regenerator to fix hardisk
    Run partition wizard to find damaged partitions and fix them
    Backup data
    Low level format

    Am i doing right to restore my data?
    I also have a question: is the software able to fix also the spare sectors? What can i do to mark em as good? Smart reports all of em used…
    Thank you

    • Admin 09/04/2012 at 6:59 pm

      Hello Joe,

      Have you completed the process? How many bad sectors was found, how many recovered?
      Unfortunately the product cannot fix SMART (spare sectors) errors as this is not under control through interface.

  • James 05/04/2012 at 6:56 pm

    If a disk has 1,000’s of bad sectors and is 1TB in size how long would a repair using your software take?

    • Admin 05/04/2012 at 7:13 pm

      Hello James,

      It depends from several factors. For example, if you mean external hard drives 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. In addition, the regeneration speed may be slower in the ANCI mode, than in the compatible IDE mode. No one can tell you exactly how long it takes for your hard drive because each case is unique. Anyway, It is important to understand that “faster” does not always mean “better”.

  • Anomalous Anomaly 03/04/2012 at 7:35 pm

    Just “regenerated” (or marked as bad? XD) 2 bad sectors and 1 delay from 2 separate HDDs with this app. Cool! I’ll scan the drives again after a few days and see if bad sectors appear again. I’d recommend this software, but nothing beats frequent backups.

  • Nick 26/03/2012 at 12:55 am

    Hi,
    HDD Regenerator showed that has found 10 delays.
    How to fix this ?

    • Admin 26/03/2012 at 10:06 pm

      Hello Nick,

      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, 10 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.

      • Danny Desperate 11/04/2012 at 12:57 pm

        PLEASE HELP! 🙁
        I read all the comments above and it seems that my external HDD (which after falling on the floor wasn’t accessible anymore) is now officially a failing drive, since I have about 20 delays left after 3 scans. I ran the scan & fix mode and it fixed over 21000 bad sectors and many many delays. However, I’m running the scan again for the fourth time and now it seems that new bad sectors are reappearing 🙁 I guess I have to replace my HDD, which is too bad but not actually such a big deal.. WHAT I REALLY WANNA KNOW IS:

        HOW DO I GET THE DRIVE TO BECOME ACCESSIBLE & READABLE AGAIN????????
        ALL I WANT TO DO IS GET MY FILES BACK I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE HDD ANYMORE, ALL I REALLY NEED IS MY INFO BACK…

        SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!! I CAN’T LOOSE ALL MY DATA, THIS CAN’T BE :'(

        • Admin 11/04/2012 at 6:09 pm

          Hello Danny,

          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.

          • Danny Desperate 12/04/2012 at 12:51 am

            Thnx for ur reply 🙂 Yes I know this as well but I have a laptop not a desktop and its new + still under warranty so I’m not going to open it up and mess around (plus it already has a built in SSD drive and a HDD drive) I already took it out of the casing and put it in a SATA hard drive dock which is connected to my laptop through usb 2.0…
            So unfortunately your advice isn’t really an option for me 🙁
            BTW I still don’t know what to do in order to copy my remaining data to my laptop. How do I make it readable again to copy everything over? Will HDD Re-generator fix my problem and if not what will? Hope to hear from you soon 🙂

          • Admin 12/04/2012 at 2:40 pm

            Hello Danny,

            It sounds like your hard drive has a physical breakage rather than magnetic errors on the surface. In this case the problem cannot be fixed by the software.
            USB interface has a lot of limitations. In your situation, the only way to try to recover data, is to connect the hard drive to any PC directly through SATA interface (internally).

          • Danny Desperate 13/04/2012 at 7:43 pm

            OK 🙁 Well thank you very much for your advice, I will try that method then 🙂

  • Ronald Dat 26/02/2012 at 8:51 pm

    Hello,

    First off: This is really great software!

    I have used it on twenty or more problematic disks and it has proved its value every time. This time, I have a very difficult case and I would like your opinion:

    HDD Regenerator encounters at least 3 "Break sectors" on this disk (500 Go Western Digital) and stops there, saying disk not ready. After HDD Regenerator, I used HD CLone to try and copy the disk and HD Clone did not stop on those "Break sectors". On the other hand, HD Clone recorded much more sectors as unreadable than HDD Regenerator did: Nearly 54000 sectors, whereas HDD Regenerator only regenerated some 1200 sectors and found only 1 sector which remained bad.

    A second run with HDD Regenerator showed that new sectors appeared as bad but HDD Regenerator managed to regenerate them, except 2.

    Obviously, this disk is in a very bad shape and I am currently doing a trial on the first 4 Gbytes by running the “Regenerate all sectors in a range” mode to get rid of these new appearing sectors and then hopefully make a successful copy of it.

    The question is: This is already the third run of HDD Regenerator on the same disk and I am afraid I am stressing the disk more and more by doing this. Is it safe to run HDD Regenerator multiple times in a row on the same disk or can it contribute to damage the surface quality and thus lower the chance to ever be able to read and copy the whole disk successfully?

    Of course, this is NOT a particular HDD Regenerator issue:

    I guess that any software that you let go on a damaged disk can eventually damage it more, just because the disk is running for hours and hours, and so on. But apart from the magnetic problems, this disk seems to be in correct shape: No ticks, no heath, only a lot of regenerated sectors and delays.

    Thanks in advance for your opinion on this issue.

    Ronald

    • Admin 28/02/2012 at 1:07 pm

      Hello Ronald,

      It's not only safe to run HDD Regenerator multiple times in a row on the same disk, but it's the only thing we can recommend in your case. Because it sounds like your hard drive has a physical breakage (damaged logical card, disk heads, etc.) rather than magnetic errors on the surface. Your hard drive may completely fail at any time. We are highly recommending to backup all readable data as soon as possible. Then you can try several passes of the product.

  • frank 22/02/2012 at 6:36 am

    Im running this now,, does it fix sectors that don't show up as bad?

    • Admin 24/02/2012 at 2:04 am

      Hello frank,

      If a sector is not bad, it can be regenerated in the "Regenerate all sectors in a range" mode (option 3 of the "Normal Scan" mode).

  • Yahya 10/02/2012 at 6:58 am

    Excellent software.

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