I'll start by explaining exactly what happened. I woke up the night after my birthday in a stupor, turn on my computer and it's making some strange noises. So I turned it off immediately and cleaned off the ton of dust that had built up. I didn't have any compressed air so I cleaned the dust off gently with paper towels, really didn't even get close to the hard drive. So then I turn my computer on and in starts going into recovery. After this I did nothing because I really am not that educated in data recovery and this file is very valuable to me. After doing a little research I decided to create a System Recovery live boot usb. I got that running but I really don't know what to do from there. I'm kind of in a panic; obviously just because I'm really not sure what's going on and I'm way out of my league. I don't want to make things worse. This PC runs Windows 7 is also encrypted with Truecrypt though I do have the password. Someone, anyone please help me! Reassure me, or call me a dumbass. Whatever is necessary. I'm willing to tip whoever helps me with detailed answers.
Is it even possible to recover an encrypted .dat on an encrypted hard drive? With the passwords.