|The best way to get your data off is to create a Live Linux CD, such as Puppy Linux, on another machine - you will have to burn a CD from the image (ISO).|
When you have produced the CD, on the faulty machine set the BIOS to ensure that the CD boots ahead of the HD, then boot the machine with the CD in the drive.
Linux will run from the CD alone and will not use the HD. You can however access the HD and copy your own data onto a flash drive. Note that Linux is all single click and often drag and drop is the easies way forward.
When you have removed the CD you will be back to Windows again (complete with BSOD in your current situation).
I have assumed you are using W98, as this is what your post says and your are on the W95/98 forum. In which case there is no "repair install" feature. If this is misposted and your are using XP, you can still use Puppy Linux to retreive your data.
We all live on the same ball.