I think Acronis has something. Not free I think but very affordable.
I think what you are thinking of is Acronis Backup and Recovery (currently at version 11.5). Ths is not what I am looking of.
Acronis B&R allows you in various ways to take images of your PC and save them elsewhere, so should your PC fail you are able to restore a backup image in very quick time. Excellent tool but as I say, not what I am looking for.
I'm talking the sort of tool to sit there and dig away recovery the content of a damaged hard drive. But thanks anyway.