fathom - 8:52 am on Feb 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
I disagree, I received the no manual actions taken email after a complete quality audit and various changes to my site but the incoming links causing my link profile to look questionable aren't manual in nature, they are algorithmic, and for that reason I *hope* the disavow tool helps me out here. I already know there are no manual actions against this site so I won't file another reconsideration.
No amount of disavowing will allow you to recover on its own.
You can't have 100% ranks and lose 80% ranks because you lost 80% of your links... then disavow 80% of your links and expect to return to 100% ranks...it isn't going to happen.
You need 80% more links which is actually like 800% more links because organic links are not as useful as inorganic "EXACT MATCH" link anchors... their benefit (organic) is being "risk free".
You're hoping for the end of the world if you believe you'll recover by adding nothing to the equation.