Just recently i decided to partition about half of my hard drive so I could re-install windows vista to it so i could boot off of that when needed. All seemed to be going well, until just a bit ago. I Managed to partition 100gigs to dedicate to my windows vista files on the computer, but before i even had the chance to install to the new drive i started having problems with the explorer. When I try to access my C drive, the default drive which I partitioned from, I cannot. The window just shows the loading bar up top but never reaches the end, and the window becomes unresponsive. The strange thing is that i can access all my other folders on the C drive though shortcuts and other means, but not by going though "My Computer". I am also having software issues, and many programs will not load or function when i try to open them, including my virus scanner. The partitioned drive works fine, but the disk management tool will not load when I try to start it and just says "Connecting to virtual Disk Service...", so I cannot delete the newly created partition and extend the volume back into the original drive. Please help, my computer is just about useless because of this and I have resulted to using my laptop for everything. EDIT: I also am forced to manually shut down the computer each time, I even have all the same problems while in safe mode.