Hi guys, Here is the story of my sad spiral into doom: 1) I use a SmartNav head tracker (hands-free mouse). One day it started giving choppy performance in first person shooters. It seemed to be due to a dodgy webcam driver I'd installed. No problem, right? I used Win7 restore points to roll my system back a week to before I installed the webcam driver. 2) This did nothing but cause Win7 to not recognise any new USB devices. When I plugged something in, I got the little popup that said it was searching for a driver for the new device, but it would never find it. Not even on devices I used all the time. I tried different devices and USB ports to no avail. 3) I read up on this forum and others. The consensus seemed to be "Go into device manager and uninstall your USB ports. Win7 will just reinstall them on startup". So I did, and it didn't. This left me with a brick that didn't recognise a mouse or keyboard! 4) I borrowed a PS/2 mouse from a friend and could get in, and could use the Win7 onscreen keyboard. I copied some valuable files to a detachable USB drive that had already been plugged in, then went back into device manager and installed a mouse and keyboard device driver it recommended. The only effect this had was to KILL THE PS/2 MOUSE! I now have a brick that starts up and goes to the desktop fine, it just won't accept any input, even in safe mode!! The startup fixing utility thingy did nothing. If I go into the bios setup the keyboard is fine (grrrr). If I boot from my Win7 CD, It can only see the detachable drive and not the C: drive (WTF??), so I can't get to any other restore points. I didn't have RDP enabled, so I can't remote desktop to it. I really don't want to start from scratch, I'm not sure I can find all my disks with graphics card drivers etc. I also still have some valuable files I didn't copy off my C:, although a friend assures me that reinstalling Windows 7 won't kill my files. Do I have any other option than a reinstall?