More than once I had to do some repairs on my Windows box and the only tool that I used was the Recovery Console. I suggest you Google Recovery Console to learn all the commands, I will only show you how to install the recovery console so that the next time the system starts the recovery console will appear as an option in the boot menu.
- Log into Windows as the local administrator
- Insert the setup CD
- Click Start > Run
- Type the following in D: D:i386winnt32.exe /cmdcons
- Follow the instructions on the screen
I hope this helps so that the next time you don’t have to look around for the CD to do the necessary repairs.