Corrupt/missing file won't allow system startup
It all started with Quake 4. I installed it and it wouldn't run, so I assumed I needed to reinstall my video card drivers. I did it, and when I restarted I couldn't connect to the internet, so I did system restore.
When my comp came back from restore, almost immediately I receive a message that a file related to Nvidia is corrupt and won't allow my system to start. It also tells me that if I use the original Windows startup CD that this problem can be fixed, but I don't have that disc any longer. So I called my manufacturer's tech support line and they game me the website to download all the drivers I need. Of course, I need to use another computer to access the files, but I was able to use the CD burner on my roomates comp and put em on. However I'm not sure how to get the disc with the files to boot right away. All I did was download the files from the driver website straight onto the disc, I'm not sure my roomate has software to create a boot cd, if that's even what I want to do with these driver files.
I'm preparing to reformat, but I really don't want to if I don't have to. Any tips??