I started a thread months ago at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556073/infected-with-stolendata-and-trojanagentai-ccleaner-question/ and have had alot of interaction the staff member bloopie. Malware was rules out for my computer issues, but I was very relieved to see that I could re-install the OS without reformatting it. I carefully went through the instructions from the following 2 links :
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/how_repair_faulty_windows_installation_without_reformatting (method 2)
I was wary at first with my confidence of doing this without screwing up my computer, but I believe I can do it. I carefully went over the steps from the links, made a text file I'm gonna print out for reference, downloaded produkey to get my windows product key, and plan to hopefully have the installation run while I sleep. I'm running a backup now for my important files on my internal hard drives just in case in the meantime. I don't think I really need any assistance with this surprisingly, but thought it couldn't hurt to post a topic here just in case. I do have a question though. If my computer is unattended for hours when it asks for my product key and to activate now, would that be an issue? I plan on entering the product key and activating when I wake up. I don't think it should be an issue. Afterwards, I will do all the necessary updates until all of them are downloaded and installed.