|"Usually" a CFH (Call For Help) is dealt with in the open forum; as that way "everyone" benefits from the input.|
PM (Private Message) responses are not "usually" encouraged here?
I would suggest to leave the hard drive alone without trying any type of trial software or booting from recovery discs since the hard drive already has reallocation crc errors.
That the drive does have bad sectors may not prevent data access/recovery by various methods - all mentioned in the above responses. True it may not happily run windows but I have known one or two drives that wouldn't run the installed OS - a failing drive in each case; and yet data access/recovery was achieved in both cases via a simple usb connection approach (and not using recovery software).
Recovery software as advised in earlier responses here does "not" write to the drive; nor do they affect the drive in any physical manner.
Attaching the drive to another (working) computer via a usb adapter cable set (or in a usb enclosure) will not affect the drive in any way that will do further damage to it.
If the drive spins up OK (as mooted above) then access to it "ought" to be possible... If it won't spin up then there is at least one routine that may allow it albeit briefly (the freezer approach) - but long enough to allow data access/recovery by at least two methods. One is simply directly (reading it - "not" writing to it) - via usb from another host computer; the other via recovery software installed on a host computer which then access the drive via usb - as described in other responses above.
And on at least one occasion I found the "freezer" method of rescuing a failing drive to work "rather well" too. "All" critical data was recovered by simply attaching to a host system via usb. This drive had bad sectors - and also was "clicking at times too...!
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