Well, I have come to the conclusion that there are some critical problems with my OS. Since my PC is an HP one (Compaq Presario) I am debating on performing an HP System Recovery. If anyone here has done this before, please provide me with some information. Which is the better method: Using the disks (which I have) or recovering from the recovery partition (which I also have)? - Which is faster? (in terms of total time to complete the recovery) Also, I do not have an external harddrive, and although I am able to backup my most important data, I cannot backup all of it to external sources. If I move all my data to a different partition (i.e. Drive B), will this data still be there after the recovery?