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AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows corrupt and chkdsk "cannot check volume for direct access"

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I'm unable to restore a previous mount point, because AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows is corrupt. For the same reason, I'm not getting a great experience of Vista Business. I'm unable to run chkdsk, because it says "cannot check volume for direct access". It hangs if I boot it up for a command prompt. Do I need to reinstall the OS, or is there anything anyone can suggest?

It has been working for a few weeks, albeit with a few blue screens. My hardware is compatible supposedly (a new PC from DELL January this year - albeit with XP installed originally). The only thing unusual I've done is to create a couple of junctions with http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Utilities/Junction.mspx but I've not mucked about with anything in AppData.
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