I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop running Windows XP. Late last year, someone spilled a drink into the keyboard and the computer would not boot up. It was suggested that I purchase a new motherboard. I put that off for awhile, and when a friend tried to start the computer a few weeks later, it booted up and everything ran normally for a month. A few weeks ago, the computer shut itself down, and when I tried to start Windows, I received error messages telling me that some files were missing from the system32 folder. I managed to copy them from my XP cd, but also somehow managed to also install a second version of windows. Now, I have one working version of Windows, but my computer has no sound aside from the system beep, and no internet access. None of my programs show up in this second Windows installation, and It appears that my photos and music that was once on my hard drive are not there any more. When I try to boot from the first installation of Windows, the computer brings me to a screen asking if I want to boot in safe mode, last known configuration, etc. No matter what option I select, the system reboots and I have the choice of what Windows I want to load again. I have tried to use the XP cd to fix the installation, but it does not recognize the first Windows folder, onlly the second one I recently added. If at all possible, I would like to be able to recover my documents before I reinstall Windows and start fresh. Any suggestions on how I can fix my computer so I can access my original Windows installation?