Hey guys I have a sibling who likes to destroy my stuff when he's angry, and lately, my laptop fell victim to one of his fits. He decided to beat up my laptop and throw knives at it, and I think the shock from all that abuse must've broken my HDD(some toshiba one, 7200RPM 500GB), as the system could no longer read from the drive at that point and it BlueScreen'd, unable to save the dump to the disk. From there, it began to auto-start Startup Repair, whether it would be booting normally, or into safe mode. I'm on my wit's end trying to rescue my disk, having tried replacing the non-loadable drivers with working copies, fixing the MBR and boot drive, trying to chkdsk /r which would take mere minutes but not find any issues (even though startup repair reports Problem Signature 07: BadDisk... lol...), I managed to dig up Norton Ghost 2003 and a Momentus XT 500GB to clone my HDD to, but Norton reported bad sectors and was unable to continue. As I am typing this up, Norton Ghost 15 is scanning my disk and "attempting repairs." (Not that it's doing much. It's been stuck on 4/5 for the past 4 hours.) I'd rather not reinstall the system, as reconfiguring the Switchable Graphics from a fresh copy of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate was already insanity-inducing, and to be honest, I have a lot of software installed that I'd rather not hunt down since my Internet connection is god awful at the moment. So if there is a chance I can recover my HDD, even temporarily so I am able to clone it in time, I would love to know! Please help me! T_T ~fgghjjkll EDIT: Just so you know, the disk IS readable and writable, but I think it's just a few sectors that have instantly died from the shock. EDIT2: I went back to have a quick look to see how Norton Ghost 15 is doing, and I do see progress! Perhaps this may be my lifeboat out of this!