I think you`re right about damaging the recovery partition and it`s unlikely you can repair it now.
click here and follow the instructions to run chkdsk from the recovery console. Do not use any other repair tool at the moment.
If we can fix this you need to get a copy of Acronis True Image and make your own system backup - an image of your entire drive. There`s a rumour that a free copy of ATI 10 will be available from Computer Active next week.