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Vmware ESX 3i server with a virtual 2003 standard server

I have a VMware server that hosts an SBS 2003 and an old Novel server. The server went down during sandy hurricane. After diagnosing and repairing the VMware server due to memory/battery problem were detected, only the SBS 2003 virtual server still down with the error followings:
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system.
I tried to repair windows 2003 server by inserting a 2003 CD and attempt to repair it by pressing R for repair but it failed with a blue screen. I did not want to wipe out and reinstall a clean virtual 2003 server because I will lose about one month of backup and thats a No No..
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I appreciate the alternatives, I still need to know if I can repair and fix the virtual 2003 server?
If you're getting a blue screen when you're trying to do a repair there may not be a way to repair it