Windows Vista Restore Points

Hi, I'm new here :) About 2 days ago my laptop HDD started clicking noises and now I cannot boot to windows. I tried using the recovery tool, still no luck .. It's stuck there for more than 10 hours now :( . I have a very important file in that HDD and I cannot get it out due to this problem. Luckily using Disk Commander I managed to get the latest restore point files inside the "System Volume Information" folder. So my question is, is there anyway I can extract those restore point files using another PC and get my important file ? (I'm pretty sure that the file I need is there in those recovery files as that file was on my "desktop".). Kindly advise. Thank you
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  1. Don't know how that would go, but do u have a chance to put the laptop HDD to another PC and get your data back that way, if they are so important?
  2. Hi, Thanks for the quickly reply .. I got the files inside the "System Volume Information" by connecting the HDD to my other PC. I tried accessing the other folders (eg : users/.../desktop), but still no luck .. It freezes. Any idea how I can extract those system restore files manually ?

  3. Could u make image of the drive to another HDD?
  4. That's what I would do first, in case of the HDD dies on u.
  5. Tried to create an image using Norton Ghost .. Still it freezes. :(
  6. Can u try it when HDD is cold, right before it gets warm?

    Are u trying that in the PC? Not as a boot drive?
  7. If it would be my disc,
    I would use Hiren's BootCD 15.0, install it on USB pen drive and boot into RAM and try it that way to get the data.

    It has Backup Tools, File Managers, Hard Disk Tools ....

    Hiren's BootCD 15.0

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