|Well, you have learnt a valuable lesson, backup. Another lesson is, if you got the laptop from new, create the recovery disks, if that was an option. I keep telling my stepdaughter the same thing.|
Anyway, you could ask someone to create a recovery dvd for you,
If you can't repair it, take the hard drive out, put it in an external enclosure to get the files you want from it.
A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.