take your Vista dvd, insert and run setup.exe, re-install the OS to the same
partition where windows is now, without formatting the HD.
That will keep your documents and stuff in a folder created by Windows
Setup. That folder is "windows.OLD" and you can pick up all your files and
then delete it safely.
and never ever run such apps again. The promised speed tweaks are not worth
risking stability or OS integrity.
Sascha / germany
"dczarniak" <dczarniak@xxxxxx> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> I used two different registry cleaners /optimizers / whatever on my entire
> Now my control panel is empty, I have no printers, and I am getting
> to validate my copy of windows. When I try to do that, it fails every
> All of the usual helpful suspects seem to be inoperable - system restore
> won't fly, nor will the shadow copy fire up and on and on and on and on.
> Oddly, I seem to be able to do most things, which I hope bodes well for
> backing up everything prior to whatever needs to be done next.
> What sort of music do I have to face here ?
> I did it to myself - I am prepared to pay the piper.
> Whatever wisdom you could impart to me would be greatly appreciated.
> (I know what I did was profoundly stupid. I willingly accept that fact,
> How do I atone for my transgressions ?