Got a dell laptop from 2008. it doesn't boot. Took out the hard drive. put it in external dock to a win 10 machine. Made 'unusual' scratching noises and an E and F drive came up. Couldn't browse them.
Crystal Drive info didn't see the root drive.
I put it in the freezer overnight.
No scratching noice noise now - I can browse the recovery partition. Windows shows an F partition but can't browse it / click on F and windows says F:\ is not accessible the parameter is incorrect.
Any thoughts short of a clean room type of service?
install it internally to a PC?
Booting in linux?
Crystal Disk info data is attached - takes a few minutes after clicking on the drive to get info
Windows disk manager says F drive is RAW. E drive (recovery partition) is NTFS Healthy
I guess a partition recovery software.