you could also try using the recovery console when using the windows installer cd but this is more of an advance method as you should be familiar with what files/data needs repairing. sometimes i do it by hitting repair when the installer detects a windows system already installed in the box so that fresh copies of system files are restored.
Re: how to recover the os by using the windos cd
13 years 1 week ago #12511
One of the methods i would use when doing technical support over the phone is a parallel install.
This method is only done when you want to backup your data and do a format reinstall.
essentially you install another copy of windows on the same partition giving you access to your files.