Thanks for the help anons. Just a few more questions before I start backing up:
Since CHKDSK doesn't work, what would SFC command do in this situation? Thinking of trying all repair options I have after I backup.
But general question: Should I run ddrescue first, or GetDataNow, or Recuva? What is the ideal order to recover as much as possible? (hopefully everything)>>776707
The boot goes as far as the microsoft loading bar before the logo comes up with the user selection screen. It loads for a long while before a quick BSOD.>>776708
Sorry for brainlet question, but what is the difference between image or disk?
I'm guessing Disk to Disk method is if I connect the HDD inside another PC with a free drive, while image is...?
How many -rN times would you suggest? I read somewhere that more than once will further ruin the data, while more might provide a chance at recovering more from faulty sectors.