As the repair install had already started it told me I couldn't start in safe mode and so just repeated the same problems.
I've followed some instructions about doing a system restore from the recovery console but that's just made things worse. Now I can't restart the repair installation because it says I have a partition and if I press a key it threatens to overwrite all my data.
I can get into recovery console but it doesn't seem to give me any options to help me save my files but then again I'm not an expert on these things.
I just want to recover my data and format. I couldnt back it up before I started all this because I didn't have a place to put it.
All this because my computer stopped recognizing my usb stick....