Unfortunately I cannot create a recovery drive for you with VMware.
I have a few methods for you that may help, these can be done offline (without Windows required).
You need the screen of troubleshooting options, from there go to the advanced troubleshooting options and open command prompt.
Lets start with checking the hard drive.
HDD & SSD TEST
Run SeaTools to check the integrity of your HDD. SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use - Windows 7 Help Forums
Do not run SeaTools on an SSD as the results will be invalid.
Run chkdsk Disk Check - Windows 7 Help Forums