Thank's for you help - feel free to mark this thread as "Solved" seeing I fixed my problem.
I just ran TestDisk, and even after scanning the partitions there was no apparent issue. Though, I was indeed able to access my files from this spectacular utility! Program Files, Windows, Application Data, it's all here. I am merley moving it to a flash drive at the present, and then will reformat the drive and reinstall the OS.
Glad you got it sorted out, Parted Magic is very nice to have around for times like these. Enjoy!