Repair install stuck on Windows is starting up screen

I booted the computer yesterday morning and received a windows-corrupt file dialogue box saying the file or directory C:\System Volume Information\_restore (lots of numbers here) corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

I was unable to click ok close out or anything. So I booted into safe mode tried to reach command prompt to run Chkdsk and can't reach the command prompt because it gets stuck.

The last thing I have tried is to run a repair install from the windows installation cd. After two tries it gets all the way through the repair install it is stuck on the blue screen and says Windows is starting up.... with the hour glass for the mouse cursor.

I have run out of things to try. Need help. This is my business computer and can't really afford to do a complete new install of windows and lose a lot of information.
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  1. I had my ssd die about a week ago and I went through pretty much the exact same thing you are describing. Do you have another hdd you could try?
  2. You may have some file system corruption, boot to the windows recovery console and run a chkdsk /f.
    To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
    Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.

    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
    When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
    At the command prompt type chkdsk /f and press enter.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654
  3. bignastyid said:
    You may have some file system corruption, boot to the windows recovery console and run a chkdsk /f.
    To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
    Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD drive, and then restart the computer.

    Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted.
    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
    When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
    At the command prompt type chkdsk /f and press enter.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307654



    I have already attempted that route. After entering the password though the command prompt will never pull up. It gets stuck here as well.
  4. Have you ran hdd diagnostics?
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