I had to reload windows tonight. I'm very unhappy about this. I could have fixed it without that had I waited till tomorrow. My system wouldn't start. I don't know why. It just came to either a black screen or to the "Safe-mode" screen, but after choosing safe mode it would partially load and then just stop. Frozen.
I booted to the Windows restore disk and it was just the recovery, no actual windows.
So I tried booting to a Windows 98 startup disk... because my system is all NTFS it had nothing to load with so it asked if I wanted to create a FAT32 partition... which I stupidly agreed to.. then I realized it cleared my whole friggin' drive, and my extra partition that I had created for data. It took weeks to get it the way I wanted it. Dammit. I'm such an idiot.
Turns out that the restore CD that was included with my pc is just a Ghost image. A goddamn GHOST image. WTF? They didn't even give me a damn recovery console on the hard drive to boot from. I lost alot of stuff, I didn't have backups because it was always one of those.."I'll do it this weekend.." things that never happened. Did I mention that I'm an idiot.
Well, this won't happen again. Crap. Goodnite.