Just to sate my autism, would it be possible to find out (through third-party tools) which system file(s) is causing this mess exactly, and can they be replaced? (and would that be a solution?)
I have another disk on another PC that can accommodate 222 GB... Should I just use Recuva to "simply transfer" and it's good to go, or are there any specific procedures to data recovery from a RAW partition?
I just don't want anything to get lost in transfer or get forgotten to time. This laptop lasted me most of my life. It's just hard to let go