I'm unclear from the FAQs whether RecoverMyFiles can be used to recover files on a hard drive that won't boot up with Windows, without transferring the hard drive to be a slave on a working machine. I can enter the Microsoft Recovery Console and chkdsk stops after 33% with message 'The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems'. If I run Hard Drive Diagnostics from the Boot Device Menu I get the message 'Drive 0: Maxtor 6Y160M0 - Fail. Return Code: 7'.
Can the auto-run CD version be used in the CD drive of the faulty PC to read the hard drive? If so can I save recovered files to a USB key drive?