Yeah, I like to keep up-to-date on everything...that's why I still use Windows. I like Linux much better, but they release 100+MB updates weekly if not more often...and for someone who has dial-up, that's not a feisable option
With windows, I had it updated constantly until now, this huge update...I only have 70GB of data (I would like to back it all up...-windows, heh!)...but that takes WAY too long. I have a DVD-RW, but it takes...1/2 hour per disc which is only 4.7GB. I know, I know...if I spent half the time doing it I did complaining, it might be done now--but it's much easier to complain!
Wood1e, can you reformat? That almost always solves all problems for me (haha!)...then again, those usually came from Win98
and I took the lazy/easy way out. But my bets, they didn't give you a back up CD, eh? Same with a laptop a friend bought...