I have a hard drive that is on its way out and won't boot to Windows 7. The Windows partition takes up the whole disk. I thought I would try to recover some recent files that hadn't been backed up.
Assuming the files are recoverable, how can I explore the drive that has the corrupt sector and transfer files to a USB hard drive?
If it helps, the laptop is able to see the USB drive when choosing a boot order.
Some searching lead me to WinPE 3.0, part of the Windows Automated Install Kit. Is that a method?