Captain Fred,

Something seems to be very wrong. But it seems unlikely that an error in any program could cause all of this, unless it's really a corrupted registry.

This forum can't provide a recovery disk (restore CD), I'm afraid. That should have come with your computer. You might obtain a duplicate with the manufacturer.

All I can advise: boot into MS-DOS and type scanreg /restore. Choose a date when everything worked correctly and you'll get the registry back as it was on the first boot of that day. Only the registry (and a few other files) are restored. That's far less than the system restore in Windows XP. But if you're lucky, it does the job.

Hope this helps.