Ummm... I used the windows vista update CD to get a command prompt then I just dug into it and learned how to use a lot of the CMOS commands. Basically just copy and pasted it to a thumb drive. Which has been laying around for a few months, because have had no luck with recovering most of the files on it. Its random, some files/pics seen totally fine, other are gone, some are half there. These are files I hand picked off the hard drive before I wiped it. I was able to reformat the drive after a LOT of $^%@$ on its part. I wouldn't trust it though with any data halfway valuable. If this picture is a loss I guess it is a loss then
. Spent a couple months raising them and the experience is still worth more then the picture.
Tried piriform.com/recuva and no luck there either