Dude-it's time for a total flush-back up info if you can-reformat and reinstall. But, before you do, make sure you have all the drivers you need or a backup comp to help with the reinstall. On all my computers I build (and my main computer at home) I have several partitions on my HD-and I save all my info to other drives (D:, E:, etc.) and install the OS on C: drive. When I reformat in reinstall Windows on C, my other info (music, pics, files, etc.) are safe and do not get wiped.