I am the lucky person to try and fix a failing/failed hard drive. Can't boot into windows more than a minute without it freezing up, safe mode still freezes. found it it's a failing hard drive with bad sectors. I tried to capture the partitions using Acronis but was unsuccessful as there's too many errors on the disk. I did manage to copy the contents of the Recovery partition using TestDisk. I thought if I could do that I could create a partition on a new drive and boot to the recovery and reload Windows.... but I can't seem to get it work that work.
Is there anything else that I could try? Maybe to get this just recovered to Factory settings? I wasn't provided any disks and the Key is pretty worn off...
Toshiba Satellite L675D
Windows 7 Home