Had a new laptop for 4 days and when turned on today, the hard drive (Hitachi) was clicking (hardware fault) and Windows won't load: "0xc00000e9 error - hardware fault".
Definitely not dropped the laptop or anything like that.
Loaded UBCD (USB) - Hitachi Drive Fitness Test found no drives. Then loaded PartedMagic which shows SMART errors in the drive - "Uncorrectable error in data". Can't browse the drive in the File Manager - it comes back with a read error. Can't mount the drive either. Tried ntfsfix which made no difference.
TestDisk shows the partitions and let's me browse the files! However I want to delete my personal files off the hard disk (as I'm returning the laptop) and would rather not wipe the whole partition out.
Any ideas how I can use UBCD and any other programs to let me browse and delete certain files/folders on the broken drive?