First off I want to thank you all for your help.
I took your suggestion and did I clean install with the resource you gave me. Didn't go smoothly but it's finally done. The only problem is that when I try to log on to the internet it doesn't detect my modem. IT tells me that I need to configure a modem. I used the system restore cd and installed the modem and it shows up on device manager but the internet provider still doesn't detect it. What can I do?
Any ideas will be appreciated.