If you are looking for any tool to detect bad sector on your HDD then a freeware tool is available for you i.e Windows Surface Scanner. This is free but powerful software will quickly scan your hard drives and let you know if there are any sector errors.
It is critical that all customers thinking about running data recovery software run the Freeware Windows Surface Scanner before choosing their recovery option.
There are many scenarios where your computer may be acting flaky. Often times hours can be saved by checking the hard drive for bad sectors. This is the reason DTI data Recovery is offering this full version freeware utility – Windows Surface Scanner.
This software will read each sector of a physical drive that is currently mounted on an XP, Vista, or Windows 7 operating system. Each sector is examined for a read error. If a read error occurs the error counter will increment.
This article was last updated on July 7th, 2011 in Software