@Hamluis - I admit, I did obtain an ISO, but only in a desperate attempt to repair my broken system. I'm running out of options and had no other choice. I needed it because my installation media is missing (I'm still in the process of locating it) and I figured it would have helped. I've posted a couple threads in the Virus forum for a Win32\Expiro infection. This virus has corrupted many files that are critical to the functioning of the operating system (specifically explorer.exe and svchost.exe, but there are a few others that are not so critical as well.) Microsoft Security Essentials detected these files as infected and decided to clean/quarantine them without confirmation. It advised me to restart the system afterwards to finish cleaning the infection. However, in doing so, the system (was) rendered un-bootable (I've since fixed the boot issue, and not by using the ISO. I believe I did a reg restore with FRST.) Regardless, this was only done in a desperate attempt at replacing the infected system files. I understand the views on such an action, and I agree with them, however in my particular situation, re-installing the OS is simply not an option, except as a last resort (of course I must find my disc first.). I apologize, but I literally had no choice. If you're wondering why I don't have backups, it's funny you would ask. I was about to purchase a 2TB drive for just that reason. Hilarious how these things work out.
@Arachibutyrophobia - Thanks for the information.
Edited by BCMusic, 19 July 2013 - 07:52 PM.