Hi guys, just meet with a problem I have never seen before (guess it wouldnt be a problem otherwise) and I think that I am a bit out of my depth here so I have to look out for the experts for help. Here is what happened. This happened to my mates laptop just last week. The system was obviously downloading some windows update when my mate forced it to shut down (a very long press on the power key). The next morning when we loaded the system, it appears to be doing some installation before the operating system is loaded; just before the log on stage. When we got into the system, a screen poped up asking us if we want to load with all the system files or just the minimum. We selected all sys files. From that point onwards there was no hardware. I mean, windows cannot find any hardware, the device manager box is just a blank page. However, I searched for the hardwares manually and you can still find them. Also, windows seems to be using the hard-disks, motherboards etc all fine. Yet, we cannot get the internet or the sound card working and we cannot find a way for windows to recognize itself that it has these hardware connected. I would most appreaciate it if anyone can provide me with some suggestions as to what the problem might be. Thanks alot!