3.5 Active@ Disk Editor

Active@ Disk Editor is a utility to help you edit a disk's raw sector data. The editor displays information in binary and text modes at the same time. You can use this view to analyze the contents of data storage structure elements such as hard disks and partitions.

The Open Disk dialog box displays a list of available storage devices and a list of logical drives.

The Data Inspector displays whatever is currently under the cursor. It does so in ten different formats. This may help you interpret data as displayed in Disk Editor. If you choose to view the Data Inspector, the window always appears docked to the left panel when you are using Active@ Disk Editor.

A destructive virus may damage the MBR (Master Boot Record) and make it impossible to start the computer from the hard disk. When you start the computer, the code in the MBR executes before the operating system is started.

If the MBR is corrupted, the operating system cannot start. The location of the MBR is always track (cylinder) 0, side (head) 0, and sector 1. You may use Active@ Disk Editor to repair a damaged MBR.

Note: By default, you cannot edit content in Active@ Disk Editor. You must choose "Allow Edit Content" in the Edit menu in order to change the code.

Note: For more detailed instructions and support, see the Active@ Disk Editor User Guide.

Picture. Active@ Disk Editor Application. Read, edit, and write raw data on disk drives.
Active@ Hex Editor