I've been having issues with my computer. It appears that I got the trojans and other malware cleaned up/removed (covered in a different thread). I've been trying to move files and stuff off the system drive onto an external HD (raw drive w/USB connector). I'm currently trying to clean off my camera card onto that external drive - both are connected by USB, I try copying from one to the other and midway through I get (yes, plenty of space at the destination): Error Copying File or Folder Cannot copy IMGPxxxx: Cannot find the specified file/ Make sure you specify the correct path and file name. And a (bunch of these, which hang around forever and keep popping up): Windows - Delayed Write Failed Windows was unable to save all the data for the file K:blahblahblah. The data has been lost. This error may be a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere. I've got system instabilities, which is why I'm trying to get everything cleaned off the installed HD so that I can wipe it (and all the partitions? - I *did* divide up the drive, so I could try and keep the data separate from the C drive - but stuff is telling me to wipe the whole drive). Partition magic said it couldn't start up because the partition table was bad. I reset the pagefile to 0, ran a chkdsk (scheduled after reboot), defragmented C, and then reset the pagefile, and then partition magic decided it could boot. I did nothing with it at that time, but close it. I thought, 'Whee, maybe I can move files now?' The drive I wanted to move to hadn't automounted. So I checked Safely Remove Hardware - it wasn't listed, so I yanked the USB cord, and then replugged in. OS found and mounted the drive. Cool. I checked out some of the files which I'd moved the last time or two, and they were viewable (unlike trying that after transferring the first time). Cool. So then I tried to copy everything to that directory, telling windows it was fine to over-write everything that was there (I don't know which files it did or didn't copy last time - and I didn't want to go thru every directory comparing whether or not files got copied, and if they were working, or only partial copies). It bailed again. Tried viewing the image(s) that worked just prior to this copy attempt. And now they won't preview, load, etc... So I'm not sure if my computer will let me copy files. I'm not sure if the files I copy are actually copied. And I don't know if I can view them later. Sorry, no second computer to pull the USB/drive to, in order to find out if it's just my system that's ****ed up (most likely), or if it hasn't actually copied anything I need copied (a worrisome possibility). I wouldn't mind a pointer to a good reinstall guide, especially one that covers what I should be checking to make sure I did prior to wiping. I think I've got my bookmarks saved, and some other stuff. But I'd really like to make sure I don't lose settings, forget which plugins I've got, or other stupid ****.