I am buying one of these
Thermaltake BlacX N0028USU Hard Drive Dock - 2.5/3.5 SATA to USB 2.0 at TigerDirect.com
and I was wondering I have a client who's hdd has a bunch of bad secters all of a sudden and windows won't boot. Will I be able to plug this hard drive into another computer with this and recover the data with a recovery program.
So my questions are: does anyone know of a free or cheap good program that I can use to get the valuable files off the drive?
Will I be able to scan with a program like chkdsk while the drive is in this and potentially fix the fix the bad sectors or mark them as bad?
Why would a computers hdd develop so many bad sectors that it refuses to boot? (see this thread)
This thing worked fine a week ago and I installed a dvd drive then a few days later these problems start happening.
I tested the computer with the new dvd drive disconnected and still does the same thing. The reasdon I know it's bad sectors is because I used an ubuntu cd and went into the disk manager and it said the drive had many bad sectors and wouldn't allow me to mount it.
I know this is a sort of complex assortment of problems I am dealing with but can someone help me out