I have a desktop with Vista Home Premium. It is stuck in an endless boot. I cannot boot to any Safe Mode option or to Last Known Good Configuration. A BSOD flashes during the boot loop, but it is so fast that I cannot read it.
I ran the onboard hard drive test and all tests passed.
I took out the hard drive and plugged it externally to a laptop running Windows 7. The laptop showed a message that the drive needs to be formatted before it can be used. I did not format it, so I get an error message saying that the "drive is corrupted and unreadable".
I used Acronis and created a backup of the C drive, but I do not have an extra hard drive so I have not checked to see if it works. In Acronis I also tried to use the backup "files and folders" option, and then selected the C drive, but it doesn't show any data.
Can anyone recommend programs or walk me through a process to recover the pictures from this drive?
Thank you in advance.