My laptop HD crashed hard a few days ago. It refuses to load Windows in any way, shape or form, and all the usual diagnostic techniques have failed me.
**Before you start recommending possible fixes, know this: I've already tried it. Whatever you're about to suggest, I've tried it. Trust me. The drive, she is dead.
My question: what are the odds I'll be able to recover my data, and how would one go about doing so?