Posted 02 April 2007 - 10:44 PM
Err...this problem has turned into something a bit different. After resigning myself to using a new account and basically having to reinstall just about everything, I actually decided to have a peek around my second hard drive and found.......another Windows installation. So, unlike my original assumption that Windows had reinstalled itself over the old installation, it had infact just installed itself on the secondary hard drive.
The old Windows installation is still on C: drive and still apparently intact(I also replaced the hal.dll that messed everything up up in the first place). From what I can tell C: drive is first in the boot menu(I can't actually access the BIOS settings though as for some reason my keyboard refuses to work during bootup) followed by F: drive but the new Windows installation is taking priority.
Only one creature could have duplicated the expressions on their faces, and that would be a pigeon who has heard not only that Lord Nelson has got down off his column but has also been seen buying a 12-bore repeater and a box of cartridges. (Terry Pratchett, Mort)