How to Recover Data from Damaged Boot Sector

Jun 09, 2020 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions


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

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

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Free download and install Recoverit system crash data recovery software on a workable computer and connect a blank USB drive or CD/DVD to it. Follow the next solution to create a bootale media and recover data from damaged boot sector.

1. How to create a bootable drive

  1. Launch Recoverit. To recover data from a damaged boot sector and create a bootable drive, please select the "System Crash Data Recovery" mode to get started.
  2. create bootable media

  3. Select USB bootable drive or CD/DVD bootable drive to create a bootable media. Please notice that your chosen bootable drive will be formatted so it is important to back up your data on your drive before.
  4. create usb bootable drive

  5. The process of creating a bootable media will be automatically launched. Please do not eject the USB flash drive or CD/DVD drive during the process.
  6. create bootable drive

  7. It will take you 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.
  8. create bootable drive

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 retrieving your data. Restart your computer and enter the BIOS with the function key F12, 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 in the usual way. Besides taking the assistance of Recoverit to recover data from damaged boot sector, you can follow these suggestions:

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