I tried to make the title as concise as possible. I was running a routine chkdsk on my Windows 7 bootcamp partition of my Snow Leopard Mac HD and left it running. My young cousin was over at my house, wanted to play games on my computer, and, not knowing any better, turned it off (it's a laptop, so he just held the power button down until it shut off) and restarted it.
After that first startup it was OK and everything worked correctly (my cousin was able to play all my games just fine), but I received occasional error popups in the taskbar saying "The file or directory C:\$Secure is corrupt and unreadable. Please run chkdsk utility."
So I said "Great, data corruption, I'll just run chkdsk again and it'll fix it." So I schedule the chkdsk and restart my computer...but then it immediately went to a BSOD and restarted, even before running chkdsk. The BSOD didn't look like a normal BSOD; it had less text on it, and it only appeared for like half a second before the computer restarted, so I couldn't read what it said.
It's just a partition, of course, so I still have my main Mac partition available (which is what I'm currently using to write this thread). Usually, though, the Bootcamp drive mounts on the Mac partition's desktop and I'm able to browse through the partition's files (as if it were an external HD), but now it's not getting mounted. Additionally the mac equivalent of chkdsk (which is called "Disk Utility") doesn't offer any help either.
So my first thought was, of course, "find the win7 install disk and repair from the disk." But of course I don't have my win7 install disk anymore because it was so many years ago. Moreover I have no idea what specific version of win7 I was running. I do have CDs/thumb drives/external hard drives lying around. Is it possible to make a windows7 recovery disk on a mac and then boot from it using that same mac?
If worse comes to worse, I have an old winclone of the partition as it existed like 2 years ago. Ironically I'd just made a note to myself a few days ago to take some time over Thanksgiving weekend to back up all my stuff again.
Thanks very much in advance for your guys' advice.