How To Resolve Sector Not Found Error On System

Written by Lucy John on May 02, 2023

“Hello guys! My system was working well and good till yesterday night. From today morning I could see a single error message continuously popping on Windows, each time I end a program. Error report seems like this- “Error 48! Sector Not Found”. Important Files and folders with vital data is the only thing that is residing on hard drive. Can anyone come up with an idea to fix this issue and bring back my data? Because I could not think about losing those data, so please help!”

Getting such error messages are quite common among Windows user. But what need to be done to fix this problem is all that you need to look for. Most of the times, people come up with new issues by implementing incorrect and misguided methods when they try to fix above error. So explore upcoming sections of this article to solve your dispute related to error 48.

Main reason for the appearance of sector not found error on computer is due to presence of bad sectors on your hard disk. Some of the other causes for such error messages are corrupt system file and registry, modifications due to un-trusted and insecure third party applications, virus and malware intrusion and incorrect way of handling install or uninstall process of applications.

What next? Is it Rest?

Obviously you can rest by quickly resolving this error by safeguarding your data of importance first, but how?

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Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is designed in a way that makes data retrieval simpler and feasible with common Windows errors. The application’s advanced scanning technique scans every part of sector/partition ensuring 100 percent result. SD cards, external hard drives, CF cards, Memory sticks and many other portable devices are the storage device types supported by this utility. Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Server 2008 versions of Operating system finds no compatibility issue with this software. Added advantage is that the restored files can be zipped in order to save space on disk. Not only recovering bad spots filled disk, but the application also helps you to safeguard data when you are seeking hard drive I/O error solution.

Immediate action to be performed to securely retrieve data on Windows after sector error:

Now try some of the troubleshooting methods that can fix up sector not found error on hard drive.

Method one

Method two

Method three

If above two methods fail to resolve the error then try this last option

Note: After fixation of sector not found error, it is suggested that not to store any vital data on the disk. Since chances are there that the device may go down at any point of time.


  • Backup vital data and files on regular basis
  • Do not store recovered files on the same source drive
  • Avoid using unreliable third party applications to remove threats on system

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