|Hi thanks for responding. |
No, I didn't modify the partitions.
I have had some success however. I kept running the system repair (6 times in total) and although windows won't start up normally, I can now access drive C from the command prompt. I have recoved all the files I desperately needed in my documents, all my photos, some downloads, etc. All that remains now is to try and identify my e-mail in and out box - if I can recover them, I can toss the hard drive.