Posted 26 January 2008 - 08:32 AM
Since you can't load Windows, you'll have to load some sort of an OS that can write to whatever device you choose to use to backup your stuff. CD/DVD writers are more difficult to use than external USB drives (IMO) - so I'd recommend an external drive to save your stuff to.
As for the bootable OS, it really depends on what you're comfortable with - but it will have to be capable of reading the file system on your disk (most likely NTFS). The Ultimate Boot CD, a BartPE disk, or some of the Live Linux distro's
All this presumes that there's no other problems with your disk - so you may want to run a bootable diagnostic utility from the hard drive manufacturer to ensure that there are no other problems with it.
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