I missed which one. But as the HDD is suspect you did the right thing of copying what you can't lose.
Did you try cloning the drive?
Did you try creating restore media?
If this is Windows 10, you can create a recovery/restore USB stick.
Hello, the other day I had many internet windows and my Toshiba Satellite C50D Laptop (with Windows froze. I forced a reboot and since then the computer is able to boot in Windows but it is extremely slow, taking about 10-15min to get into the Desktop, or more!
I immediately suspect that either I have errors in the risk or Windows is damaged. I am only able to run a very few simple programs but almost nothing else (or every other task takes an horrible amount of time for windows to perform). Most of the times I end up forced to reboot the Laptop or just Forget about it and come hours later when the Desktop finally appears.
I tried system restore but strangely showed no restore points, I tried scandisk (shows no errors but I obviously dont trust it), I tried scandisk on startup; and the antivirus or other malware tools refuse to work.
The worst of all: I tried windows recovery tools from within windows (to reinstall windows): it takes forever and doesn´t work; Then I tried toshiba hdd recovery right after booting (it should formats and restores hard drive back to factory settings), as it is located in a separate partition, and always it quickly gets into blue screen saying pc needs repair, a device might not be connected or damaged. This was my best hope, and it does not work.
So, without a recovery option, but obviously being able to boot into windows (still!!!), I am left with a strange situation, where I suspect my disk is either with corrupted data and can´t be fixed, or worse, the hard drive is physically damaged. But luckily I already copied all my data, though that also took a highly unusual amount of time.
Is there any way of fixing this?