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How to recover from crash (urgent for me)

After having crashed my slink-with-a-bit-potato, the following appears on boot:
/dev/hda5 contains a fs with errors, check forced.
/dev/hda5: Inode 87941 has illegal block(s).
        (i.e., without -a or -p options)
fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot. Please note that the root filesystem is currently mounted read-only. To remount it read-write:
        mount -n -o remount,rw /
I have never used fsck before. When giving the command 'fsck' or 'fsck --help', the following is the only response:
Parallelizing fsck version 1.12 (9-jul-98)
and 'man fsck' failes because the fs is read-only. Only, when I remount it read-write, this apprears:
EXT2-fs warning: mounting unchecked fs, running e2fsck is recommended
** what should I do? **
I managed to mount one of my windows disks and copy my home directories. They seem to copy all-right, but I am worried about the error messages: a lot of 'permission denied' (but I am root??), and 'attempts to read beyond end of system (or similar)' fail.
Please Help! This is urgent, for me!
Arnout Engelen

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