I looked at most questions related to this, but most of them are when somebody accidentally formatted the HDD. So I'm asking again.
Dell Laptop with 70Gb HDD crashed. Windows XP is not bootable, but I can boot fine into linux from a USB drive.
On Linux, the NTFS drive is not mountable as NTFS. I tried some of the linux ntfs utilities, and they say there's an IO error fixing the $LOG or Journal, then the programs abort. ntfs-3g cannot mount the disk, even in readonly mode.
What else can be used to recover at least some files?