You don't say what PC it is or the OS (Operating System) that was installed.
It is (or was in the case of your current situation) possible to create a Recovery CD from the hidden partition which contains the files. It would be more usual to use these rather than direct from the data on the HDD. It may be possible to download the data from one of the many sites and create a CD from this.
Another option would be to remove the drive from the PC and use a caddy or dock with another PC to recover the hidden partition files and then create a Recovery CD. This may be a difficult and drawn out process.