P. Ulaszewski bad sector repair utilities

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(last update on 25th April 2013)
current version is 2.42 (DOS/WinXP/Vista/Seven)

DRevitalize is a program that repairs bad sectors (physical defects) on popular magnetic media (hard drives and also floppy drives to some extent) by generating a special sequence of high and low signals around the physically damaged area. The surface of almost any drive can be repaired with this utility (even hard drives that were dropped down or exposed to strong electromagnetic fields). For more informations please read the full documentation!!!

Drevitalize 2.42 is out!!!



Drevitalize timeline since early 2004
  • 2004 April - DRevitalize v0.10 for DOS is extensively tested.
  • 2004 August - DRevitalize v1.00 first public release for DOS.
  • 2005 June - DRevitalize v1.10 improved release for DOS.
  • 2007 March - DRevitalize v1.20 last release for DOS only.
  • 2007 April - DRevitalize v2.00 first release for Windows 2K/XP.
  • 2007 June - DRevitalize v2.10 key update for Windows 2K/XP.
  • 2007 November - DRevitalize v2.20 update for Windows 2K/XP.
  • 2009 May - DRevitalize v2.30 update for Windows 2K/XP/Vista.
  • 2010 October - DRevitalize v2.32 update for 2K/XP/Vista/Seven.
  • 2011 July - DRevitalize v2.40 update for WinXP/Vista/Seven.
  • 2011 August - DRevitalize v2.42 update for WinXP/Vista/Seven.

Please note that under Windows you need to run DRevitalize as an administrator to have access to anything else than a floppy disk. Windows will not allow you to scan hard drives in simple user mode. Although DRevitalize can run in the background, it is not recommended to run other programs which use the drive being tested. This is especially true when revitalize/refresh slow sectors option is active as it could result in data corruption on the revitalized drive. Additionally, the revitalize/refresh slow sectors option should never be run on drives with important data.

DRevitalize v2.42 demo downloads for Windows and 32-bit DOS.
If Internet Explorer gives you strange warnings about the new release of DRevitalize please read this MSDN article.
DRevitalize Windows DEMO (486KB) DRevitalize DOS DEMO (82KB)

Advantages of new Drevitalize 2.42 package

  • SCSI mode added for non ATA drives, pen drives and ATA drives connected via USB.
  • SMART status possible on ATA drives connected via USB if the bridge supports non translated ATA commands via SCSI.
  • Full information for ATA drives connected via USB if the bridge supports non translated ATA commands via SCSI.
  • Command sense and error info for devices working in SCSI mode.

Advantages of new Drevitalize 2.40 package

  • Corrected support for 1.5TB+ drives. Now Drevitalize accepts any drive up to 48-bit LBA limit.
  • New systems of operation available : direct access in PIO mode and fast ATA RV (Read Verify) diagnostic mode.
  • Drevitalize will no longer enable SMART if it was disabled by the BIOS on startup.
  • Corrected errors in direct access ATA commands code for the DOS version.
  • Corrected errors in SATA access code and detection order.
  • Scan speed increased to 132MB/s and more for high-end SATA drives in native mode using Read Verify system.

DRevitalize 2.4x screenshots
Minor upgrades to a higher version of DRevitalize 2.xx are free and will be sent upon request to all customers.
Anyone who donated to the DRevitalize project before the 1st August 2007 is considered a legal customer with single site license.

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DRevitalize 2.42 WinXP/Vista/Seven requires at least Windows XP Home Edition to run. DOS version requires a BIOS with INT 13h extensions.
Please remember that for seriously damaged hard drives you may experience the DMA reverts to PIO problem under Windows.


Order DRevitalize 2.42 for as low as $35 for single site use
You may install the software on 1 computer and use it for commercial, private, educational or hobbyist purposes.

Order DRevitalize 2.42 for as low as $50 for multi-stie use
You may install the software on an unlimited number of compatible computers in your company.
An unlimited number of employees of the company may use the software at the same time.

Upgrade to DRevitalize 2.42 multi-site license for as low as $15
This is a one time license upgrade for customers with single site license.

Please allow a few hours to process your request.
After payment via PayPal you will receive related documentation and the program as a gzip attachment.

The Drevitalize 2.42 is a powerful utility with a lot of additional options designed to repair magnetic media storage devices. The improved and extended multi sector core will provide better support and analysis of damaged storage devices, moreover it is much faster then the free DOS Drevitalize/Single sector system used in version 1.0/1.2.

Now You can also test in the same way digital cameras, flash drives and other USB devices.
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Older version of DRevitalize 1.2 (Light/DOS) is freeware


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