Bad Boot Sector on 64GB Corsair Voyager
Bad boot sector can cause data loss on your Corsair Voyager. If you encounter with any situation below, it indicates that your Corsair Voyager might has bad boot sector.
* The Corsair Voyager is not detectable or recognizable on your computer.
* Windows says read/write error on your Corsair Voyager.
* Computer prompts you to format the disk in drive, but it says format is not complete when you click yes to format the drive.
If a Corsair Voyager has bad boot sector, the data on it can't be accessible or readable. Therefore, this article will introduce you how to recover data from the Corsair Voyager when it has bad boot sector.
How to Recover Data When Corsair Voyager Has Bad Boot Sector?
The bad boot sector can be physical bad sector and logical bad sector. If the Corsair Voyager has physical bad sector, the data is unrecoverable. However, if the Corsair Voyager has logical bad sector, data inside is recoverable with professional data recovery software. This data recovery software is free and reliable to recover any file from the Corsair Voyager. The only disadvantage of this software is that it may not allow you to recover all lost data from a 64GB Corsair Voyager since this freeware only supports to free recover 2GB data. Below are the steps on how to use the data recovery free software to retrieve lost files easily.
Step1. Free download the data recovery software and install it on your computer. Run the software after installing. In order to recover data from the Corsair Voyager that has bad boot sector, you should choose a proper recovery module so that the software can scan every sector of the Corsair Voyager to search for the lost files.
Step2. Select the drive letter of the Corsair Voyager and enable the software to have a scan.
Step3. After scanning, you can see all the partitions listed there. Choose the partitions and click "Show Files" option to preview the found files. Tick all the files you need to recover and click "Save Files" button to save the selected files (don't save the recovered files to the Corsair Voyager).
We can fix bad boot sector on Corsair Voyager by using windows tool. Take Windows XP for example, you can go to "My Computer" and right click on the drive letter of Corsair Voyager ->> choose "Properties" and select "Tools" tab ->> Hit "Check Now" under "Error-checking" ->> tickt "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" and click "Start". The scanning process will last for a while which based on the capacities of the Corsair Voyager.
Usually, it can fix the bad boot sector with the method above. But as a matter of fact, the bad sector still exists. The method above only marks the bad sectors so that the system will not access it and data won't be saved there in the future. Therefore, you had better repartition and reformat it to fix the problem completely.
By the way, you can also fix the bad boot sector by using professional repair tools online.
The similar data loss problem might also occur on memory card. Data can be lost from a memory card due to various reasons like memory card RAW not formatted error, mistakenly formatting, accidentally deleting and more. iCare Data Recovery software is available for memory card data recovery in all these situations.
iCare Data Recovery is capable of recovering files from corrupted pen drive, memory card, external hard drive, hard disk drive, USB flash drive and almost all kinds of storage media.
About Corsair Memory
Corsair Memory was founded by Don Lieberman, John Beekley and Andy Paul in 1994. The company's products include USB flash drive, DRAM and DIMM memory modules for PCs, gaming mouse and USB audio headsets and more.