Well, I seem to have really done it this time...
Background: I have a split" drive. :/C & :/D. I used to be set up so that C and D were completely mirrored. This was "disconnected" a while ago. Now :/C is where all my program files, etc. are stored. D is just extra.
The Problem: I was trying to speed up my machine... went through a host of things, including uninstalling some programs. Perhaps I uninstalled somethign I shouldn't have.
Now, none of my office programs (Outlook, excel, etc.) work... when I click to launch, I get "Windows Installer not working."
I read that I needed to repair Vista. Pulled out the disc, inserted and rebooted. It walked me through a process to install the OS (didn't see anything about repairing it.) Since I did not have enough room on the :/C drive, I figured I'd just try it on the :/D. Now C & D are switched, and I don't see any of my programs in the Start Up menu. And ALL my settings have been lost.
How do I go back to the previous configuration? Then what do I do to repair the windows installer?