The 160 GB drive is one of my data drives, I boot off another. However, the S.M.A.R.T. BIOS utility halts the bootup process and says the drive failure is imminent. The last time the system was alive, I tried to access the bad drive from Windows Explorer and got the Blue Screen of Death.
So, I disabled SMART and attempted to use Norton Ghost 2003 to Clone the drive to another one. I use Ghost all the time, so when this failed, I know the drive is real bad. Ghost kicked itself out right away.
Now I need a way to extract the data from the bad drive. Please suggest what software to use, I assume it will be a non-Windows interface, something low-level. I've heard of something called Magic Hard Drive (MHDD):
or Hard Drive Mechanic Professional: