In case anyone is watching this for outcome, here it is;
Couldn't do hardly anything with this disk, most Recovery Console actions i.e. CHKDSK with any (repair) parms just hung machine. Bought VCOMs Recovery Commander and have managed to recover around 20% of the files from the disk, the remainder appearing unrecoverable as there are too many NTFS Read error from the disk, so it appears I have a physically damaged disk; Fujitsu
40gb 2.5" Laptop disk 17 months old. Apparently, Fujitsu have a 3 year manufacterers warrenty but not sure it is worht the hassle as they are around £55. Once I have finished attempting to recover what I can I will format and see what damage there appears to be.