|You can also backup by running Linux from a boot CD. I use Puppy Linux for this. You burn the image (ISO) to a CD on another machine, then set the boot order for the faulty machine so that the CD is seen before the HD. Pop the CD in, boot up with it in the drive and Puppy Linux should arrive. You can then access the HD and drag and drop whatever you wish to save onto a Flash Drive. It is all single click by the way.|
When you remove the CD you will be back to your current Windows situation.
We all live on the same ball.