1. The reinstall.
2. The machine.
3. What motherboard and other drivers you installed (Microsoft doesn't get the drivers for most machines)
4. What service pack is installed.
I was here a week ago in the Virus/SpyWare section talking about a downloader or hijacker and well it came to a reinstall conclusion.
I saved all my documents of importance to a 512mb flash drive. I safely removed it and then put it back in just to make sure that I had the data. I safely removed it again and went along with a new install of Windows.
After all was done and I was settling in to start working.. I plugged the stick in and now it will not read the information. It tells me that the drive is not formatted and whether I would like to go ahead and format it or not. I have not said yes to that yet. I need to know if there is anyway at all I can retrieve that data.
It is only word and excel files on the flash drive. Maybe there is a program that can read the data on there?