Disk-XRay is an utility to browse the real contents of magnetic disks. It displays the raw contents of sectors.
It offers classical navigation functions to display the real contents of data sectors.
Disk-XRay manages physical hard disks, that is below the partitionning scheme.
The user interface is the same as classical hexadecimal editors:
Disk-XRay recognizes following data structures, and displays them accordingly:
Under Windows 2000 and XP, we use a service called lsdiorw.exe, which must be installed from an administrator account. See some comments on this service.
Disk-XRay features an Edition mode, where you can write onto the disk, sector by sector. Needless to say that this feature can be very dangerous, but also very powerful.