> Yeah. I was afraid of that.
> Unfortunately when they sell you computers these days, they don't include
> the operating system cds. So I guess I'll just have to purchase some of
> those from Best Buy or Gateway or whoever.
As a couple of others have stated, there are usually backup cab files
etc include but installed on a hidden partition...which is probably why
you haven't noticed it when you've been using your file manager. There
are programs available that will let one observe this partition though I
can't think of any right now off the top of my head.....googling should
return some pretty fast results though.
> However, it quit letting me create new file folders a looong time ago - so
> I'm thinking that problem is unrelated to the disk crash.
> Anybody have any ideas? Could I have inadvertently altered some setting to
> not allow me to create new file folders?
Not totally up to date here on all the ins and outs of Vista's
permissions settings but it's definitely one aspect you should check
out.......if I remember correctly, there are the general settings and
then a more detailed subgroup of settings which can be refined. Check
to make sure you have total administrator rights over your whole system
and also make sure you have permissions access for making new folders
while logged on as "user" rather than "administrator".
PS If I remember correctly, the MS has a tutorial on Vista's new