Repairing a corrupt EXT4 partition?

After installing the recent kernel update and rebooting my machine I have found a horrible fact, my computer won’t boot anymore. It seems my root partition was corrupted, and running fsck on it just sends me through a endless loop of “Ignore Errors {y}:” and “Force overwrite {y}:”. I have already tried the use the repair system on the installation DVD but that doesn’t do anything, the pop up asking if I want to repair the file system keeps coming up when I click repair.

Is there any hope in repairing this partition, if so what do I need to do?

Maybe hardware problem. When there are more partitions on the disk (e.g. with /home), I should backup them (you have a backup of course, but an extra most recent one wouldn’t be bad).

Check the disk (with the manufacturers tool).