making a linux live cd is easy, you just need another computer or laptop. borrow a friends pc if you don't have a spare yourself.
first download a linux live .iso, you can use any distro. ubuntu is usually the go-to distro but for file recovery i use all-in-one system-rescue-toolkit (aka aio-srt)
download ubuntu: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
download aio-srt: https://paul.is-a-geek.org/aio-srt/
next, download rufus. this is the program you will use to "burn" an iso to a usb.
download rufus: https://rufus.akeo.ie/
in rufus, select the iso you downloaded earlier, select the usb you want to place the .iso on, then click start. this may take a few minutes.
now boot off of the usb from the laptop, you can do this by key-mashing a certain key on your laptop immediately after turning on the laptop, it's usually esc or a function key, you can try looking up your laptop model to see which key it is.
select the usb, select "try linux without installing" and then you'll be in linux.
the windows drive should appear on the desktop, if it's not then look up recovery software for linux.
alternatively, remove the laptops internal hard drive (this is easier than it sounds) and use a sata-to-usb adapter to try to mount the drive onto another computer.