Dude you still in that mess ? Or did you found the problem? Honestly, wish i could point you to something.
Sometimes see another ones mess, lol , relativates your own.
A week ago, i had some kind of virus. Well i think it was a virus. I can not really know. Since, well...
It ate ALL my files not in use on the C: drive and on the D:drive.
Lucky not on my E: drive holding all the backups for my important docs.
But i had to redo my whole system, my vista was half gone too. Plus apply that slow ass vista SP2 update.
I did not even install 1/10th of all my precious programs back.
But live is beautiful.