I have to make a choice. Either:
Re-install Windows and lose everything that I haven't saved in the past few months (this would include the WIPs that I didn't post and future scenes written for TYSK ... :( ) - the majority I have on back-up except the newest stuff.
Try to take it into a professional to do data recovery (which would be expensive, I assume) and then re-install Windows.
Twiddle my thumbs and never make a decision and just use my roomie's laptop til the end of time (end of time = it breaks too).