I decided to play safe and took the hdd out and put a new hdd in.
When I reinstalled windows and slaved the drive all was fine bar one folder - the one I need dont you know.
When I click on the user I need under documents and settings - a user
d:\documents and settings\ john is not accessible
The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable
Im now going to do a data recovery on it, I have the software.
My question is this:
Would a repair have worked given the error I now have?
If the data recovery is unsuccessful it will be my only option.