You need to have good backups of your important data(external drives aren't that expensive). It sounds like your image is corrupt. Have you tried restoring the image on another drive? There is a ghost product that will open an image file and allow you to pull files out of it, so this may be an option for you.
I checked the integrity of the image and it passed the test.
I booted using active partition recovery image and was able to recover the partitions.But the C drive where the OS was installed gives some SME/MBR error when I try to restore the image on it
Also,while recovering, I mistakingly created a logical and a primary link to the same partition. So now I have 2 references to same memory space.Is it possible to safely delete one of them.If yes,how?