So i am trying to help a good friend of mine. It seems her new dell insprion 1720 is having a bit of a problem. When you start up the laptop it goes to the bios like usual but then it pops up and displays a missing file error. It appears that windows is missing the msimg32.dll file. i've had problems like this before but i'm used to xp and it's repair features. It seems that vista doesn't supply a repair option like xp's. I've tryed most common methods as well as the options vista provides but re-installing. The only reason i haven't attempted a re-format or re-install is because my friend wants to save personal data still inside her HD. So anyone out there have any ideas or sulotions i may be able to try that won't sacrfice data? I also heard of pluging the HD into another computer and using it as a second storage device then extracting the files from within to a spare HD enabling me to re-install. Is that a solution that may work? Thanks!