How to Recover Data from Damaged Boot Sector

A boot sector is one of the most vital parts of the hard drive as it contains information regarding the partition table, master boot record, operating system, and so much more. If the boot sector is damaged on your system, then it can lead to the loss or inaccessibility of your data. If your system’s boot sector is damaged, you will need a data recovery program to help you retrieve data back.

How to Recover Data from Damaged Boot Sector

Wondershare Data Recovery Pro supports Windows PE and provides a fast and reliable way to perform a recovery operation on a non-functioning system, you can create a bootable media (CD/DVD or a USB flash drive) with it. It help you to access the computer damaged boot sector and get your data back.

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Free dowbload and install Wondershare Data Recovery Pro on a workable computer and connect a blank USB drive or CD/DVD to it. Follow the next solution to create bootale media and recover data from damaged boot sector.

1. How to create a bootable drive

  1. Launch Wondershare Data Recovery Pro, Click "Create Bootable Drive" on the right top menu, it will pop up a window and click "Start" button to process.
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  3. Select the USB bootable drive to click the "Create" button. You will be asked to erase the disk now, click "Format now" button to move on.
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  5. It will take for a while to complete the process of creating bootable drive. You will see the steps guide of what you should do next or view the full guide to start data recovery.
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After creating your bootable media, it will become pretty easy to recover data from damaged boot sector. You should set the computer to boot from USB drive before retrieve your data. Restart your computer and entry the BIOS with the function key F12, and other BIOS Enter Keys are F2, F10, F11, DEL, or ESC, check out this page to set the computer to boot from USB drive.

2. Recover data from damaged boot sector

Restart your computer and start to recover data from computer or directly copy data from hard disk.

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If the boot sector on your system has been corrupted, then it won’t be able to start the usual way. Besides taking the assistance of Wondershare Data Recovery Pro to recover data from damaged boot sector, you can follow these suggestions:

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