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Skip certain sectors when creating HDD image for recovery

DarkoLord
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Hi,

I have come across a very strange drive that needs a recovery of its contents (it was dropped inside an external HDD enclosure). Here's the problem: the drive appears in Device Manager and I can start a recovery application (for example GetDataBack). The problem is when the scan comes to a certain sector (at about 30%), the entire drive freezes. It doesn't respond to any commands, so if I ignore the read error shown by the recovery application, all subsequent reads also fail. The only thing that appears to make the drive respond again is to restart the machine - unplugging and plugging back the drive doesn't help (either on USB or SATA).

What I need is an application that would create a RAW hard disk image with either an ability to allow skipping certain sectors (before reading them!) OR to continue with creation of RAW image after machine reboot.

Any ideas?

Regards,
Darko
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