OK Lucky, let's review:
I'm a dummy
I think you're being charitable
I run a pretty tight ship.
I'd need hip boots to wade through that much bullshit.
BTW, ran scf /scannow to no avail. All it did was disable LogonStudio...lol.
No malware that I can detect.
Did you think of those all on your own, 'cause I never mentioned them. I told you to boot from the Win 7 DVD and restore. Did that somehow not fit into your computer savvy mentality because I see no reference anywhere that you gave that the old grade school try.
I have Acronis 2010 but instead of backups, I clone drives. Problem is, I haven't in a while.
I'm not sure I can adequately express my feelings on that one.... it makes my fuckin' head hurt too much....
Did you miss school the day they taught to RTFM or don't hillbilly schools get to that grade?
Now, I want you to write this down;
Don't clone. Backup drive.
Don't leave it to your memory to do it. Set TI scheduler to do it on a daily basis (although on that tight ship you run, you might have to do it 3 or 4 times a day since your fuckups are instantaneous and numerous).
I do hope you had a fine Christmas.