Step 2. Pull the drive and put into some USB enclosure for use on another PC.
Step 3. See a recent addition in the CNET Storage Forum welcome post called "Lost and Found." Here's the direct link. http://forums.cnet.com/7726-7588_102-5600207.html?tag=posts;msg5600207

Steps 1 and 2 are more important that step 3. Why? If we use that PC then we risk over writing the files we want to save.
Bob