Just happy with the results!!!
Sometimes it is just better to scrub the computer and start over!
Do you currently have Service Pack 2 installed (SP2)? Start > right click on My Computer > Properties
If not, I suggest you get it and all other updates immediately. On high speed connection you can download all of it. Start > All Programs > Windows Update
Keep going back to that site until you have no more critical updates to get.
Also, in my experience, SP2 installs much better from a disk than it does from a download. You can order a disk HERE
. This, of course, would especially be the preferred course of action for someone with a slow internet connection as it is a huge download. Then, go to the update site and get the rest of the critical updates.
You will have best results if you fully update Windows BEFORE surfing, installing other programs, or reinstalling data.