Id like to say thanks to all the guys n gals who posted anything of knowledge in these forums. Everything i have read in the past few days have helped me to find, diagnose, and fix the problems that were in my xp. Note to all the newbies: PAY ATTENTION TO THE THINGS IQWEED SAYS!!! Happily, I am back up and running with minimal setup, itunes was saved, along with my extensive library, I am now behind so much protection from idiots it is completely insane. bulletproof just starts it.
As the moderators are wont to say:
Hijack THIS, biyaaaatch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks again, ~overkill~