Hey all! Hope things are swinging freely with everyone. As usual, I have meddleborked one of my machines. It's a fairly simple problem I've caused, but the solution doesn't seem to be. I went up to the grimlaws' a few weeks back and they have disgracefully slow internet. In order to rule out the wi-fi adapter on my ageing laptop though, I thought I'd uninstall it and re-install the drivers. That was the first mistake - it didn't seem to want to re-install without some faff (although can't remember the detail) and now all my browsers are ridiculously slow; re-installing those doesn't seem to help either. I then used CCleaner to run a driver scan and it said that there were a bunch that needed updating, all of which failed and promptly disappeared from any history. I then today updated CCleaner upon its own suggestion and re-scanned, when it now said I needed to (only) update the ICH9M-E driver, but bizarrely from v126.96.36.1991 (released ~2/2013?) to v188.8.131.525 (25/7/2013). I did so, after creating a restore point, logic being that they might know something I don't on the basis the v9 date was later (maybe they changed nomenclature? I dunno, but assumed I could roll back) and was hoping this might fix whatever has happened to slow the machine down, but would be an easy reinstatement if not. CCleaner then bade me restart but now it won't boot, with an 0x07b error. This appears to be where the Win install disk can't be found, which would make sense if the SATA/chipset driver is now knacked. That's fine, I'll roll back using system restore. Nope. Unable to now complete the rollback process (indeed, scanning for affected programs shows the v9 driver due to be deleted, but no v11 to be restored) and to boot (nice pun!), the message after attempting the restore says that the registry is corrupted. I do have a CCleaner reg backup file on the disk, but have no idea how to get to it and/or install it, other than perhaps using the command prompt from the recovery mode (if this would even work). That's the long; short is I really need to get back up and running for work stuff, so if anyone can help at all, I'd massively appreciate it. Thanks in advance, all!