I've been checking on some things for you. Not having the Repair option means something is corrupt.
1. Look at this article
for repairing the master boot record.
2. Then try running CHKDSK /r again from the recovery console.
Put the Windows XP CD
in the cd-rom drive and shut the machine OFF. Power the machine back on and watch the screen for the prompt "Press any key to boot from cd"...press the spacebar once.
This should take you to a "Welcome to Setup" screen...Press R to load Recovery Console"
On the next screen, select your operating system by typing the number to the left of it. In most cases, this will be 1. C:\WINDOWS...so type 1.
If you are prompted to type a password, leave it blank and press "Enter".
This should take you to a command prompt...C:\WINDOWS>
Type chkdsk /r and press "Enter". Note the space before /r. You may be told the volume is in use and asked if you want to schedule this to run on the next boot...type Y and press "Enter". This should start the chkdsk operation.
If the machine doesn't reboot automatically, but returns to command prompt, type exit and press "Enter". The machine should reboot...do not press a key to boot to cd...let it boot to the HDD.
This will be a very long check and may appear to start over a few times...this is normal, let it finish. 60 to 90 minutes for this check is not unusual. It should then automatically boot to Windows.
3. If that doesn't do it, you can try a Parallel Installation of Windows. This will install Windows into a different folder, which will allow you to boot the computer and backup your data. This is intended to be a temporary measure only. Once you get your disc from Packard Bell, I'd format the hard drive and reinstall.Parallel Installation of Windows XP
(Courtesy of Wannabe1)
Boot to the Windows XP installation cd by pressing a key when the "Press any key to boot from cd" prompt appears at the top of the screen.
- At the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press Enter to set up Windows XP.
- Accept the License Agreement by pressing F8
- With your current installation selected in the box, press Esc
- Select C: Partition1 [NTFS] in the box and press Enter
- To continue setup using this partition, press C
- Now you should see formatting options...choose the last one, Leave the current file system intact (no changes), and press Enter
- To use a different folder, press Esc
- Name the folder WINDOWS0 (just type a 0 (zero)) and press Enter
The Windows installation should begin. This will install Windows to a new folder, leaving your data intact. Any programs installed on the old directory will have to be reinstalled to the new one. Device drivers will also have to be installed for all the hardware to work as it should.
The data will be located in the Documents and Settings folder (C:\Documents and Settings) under your old user account name...so when you set up the new installation, give yourself a slightly different user account name.