|Open the case and remove the hard drive. Connect drive to another PC where it will be 'slave' to that PC's main drive - from there you can retrieve the data (photos) & copy them to memory stick or external hard drive.|
Alternatively you'd need something like a bartpe CD to boot your machine with - with memory stick or external drive connected. Could then use one of file managers in bart to copy your stuff off.
Then you can use recovery discs.