Before you go into melt down have you tried system restore? It won't bring
your documents back, but it could 'unscrew' the problems you are having.
Just restore the system back to a time when it was working properly.
1/ Click Start button
2/ Click All Programs followed by Accessories>System Tools and finally
3/ When system restore opens click the radio button next to the 'choose a
different restore point' and then click Next
4/ A list of available restore points will now appear
5/ Select the restore point you need and then click Next
6/ System restore will now restore your system. 'Do Not' touch the system
while the restore is in progress. Just leave it alone
7/ After a while the system will restart.
8/ If system restore has been successful you will see a message saying 'your
system has successfully been restored.'
If you don't have any system restore points and you 'really' need to
re-install then the following might be of help. Just remember the
'Installing Windows Vista' webpage (below) requires a retail copy of Windows
Vista. If your PC came with recovery disks then check your PC manual or see
how to re-install the operating system.
John Barnett MVP
Windows - Shell/User
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"Maccaro" <Maccaro.firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've basically screwed up documents and important stuff so i need help
> reinstalling vista from the dvd, Formatting the hard drive and other
> things any help is much appreciated. My M/B is a ga-p35-ds3l and i cant
> use my keyboard if the shut down is forced it auto chooses. Thanks.