I'm supposed to be sleeping right now, but I was compelled to answer your post.
The application Winfix does not have very good reviews. One way to find out if a product is credible, or at least popular, is to search Google Groups. Simply entering the words "Winfix reviews" in Google groups will pull up a ton of hits... VAST MAJORITY of which are quite bad.
Besides this, this program is useless for "after the fact" repair. It's use is dependant on you installing it directly after you install your OS so it can take a snapshot... then using that snapshot at a later time if you need to recover. This is what I gather from reading about it. So, in your case, it won't help you.
However, it's your choice... and your money. Read about it before making a decision... HERE's
the link to Google Groups search. Also, you should do more searches so you can find out all you can about the product before purchasing.
As for the website you linked, I actually visited this website while researching your problem. It does appear that it "may" be able to help, but I can't say for sure. You can try it, but it seems a long drawn out process. All I can advise on this is to be patient and try to follow along with it very closely. Never can tell, as it may fix your machine right up, and your testament may do wonders for anyone else who runs into this particular problem. If you do attempt it, and it works, please take notes of any changes, or deviations from the online procedure that you may have had to make and possibly post it here. Any help to this forum is much appreciated!! Thanks.
As for Scanreg /restore... since your attempts did not pan out, your only other option may be to do a repair install of ME right over the top on the current installation. We may be able to help you with that, so let us know what direction you wish to take.
Edited by makai, 08 December 2005 - 10:48 PM.