|"i have alot of pictures on it that i want to save, how can i do this."|
You never heard of keeping backup copies of all your files in case the hard drive fails?
You knew about backups but just never bothered about it? Very foolish.
It may already be too late to think or ask about it now.
Test your hard drive with the drive makers diagnostic software for DOS. The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...
Then download and install IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
Using IMGBurn, create a CD from the ISO file you downloaded from the drive manufacturer's website. Now boot your faulty laptop from that CD to test the drive.
If it says "Failed" it means the drive is scrap metal, the data on it cannot be retrieved unless you pay a lot of money to a data retrieval company, and you'll have to buy a new drive.