Icecube, thank you for the info.
dd_rescue is not listed at http://partedmagic.com/programs.html
, and OTOH, there is another one listed there named "myrescue".
BTW, dd_rescue just released a new version, 1.23.
Since I have very little knowledge about Linux commands/tools, I was thinking about using Easeus Disk Copy (using the partition copy mode) first, then check the results, and after identifying bad sectors, only then try to "play around" with those Linux's tools (and their parameters/commands).
Does this sounds like a wise method? Or maybe by using more than one tool I am actually lowering the chances to get more data rescued?
According to what I read about Easeus Disk Copy, it seems it scans the sectors in a linear manner, but I don't know if it uses the same approach as dd_rescue (trying to use little "chunks" to minimize the "bad readings"); or as myrescue (trying to skip problematic areas); or maybe it uses a third approach.
Do you (or anyone else) have any experience / knowledge about Easeus Disk Copy or any of the mentioned tools?
I really appreciate any help/tips. TIA.