I dunno. All I know is that when I finally decided to restart the comp to clean things up the hard drive light wouldn't go out once I got into Windows and started up Trillian - and I couldn't get the Task Manager up to cancel the task. So I finally ran a disk check on my C: drive, which took all night. It listed a lot of fixes, so something was definetly amiss.
Now I'm back up and running.... sorta. I lost a lot of my bookmarks in Firefox, more than half, and I can't run any MS Office apps, I get an error saying I have to reinstall Office. That's all I've discovered so far though. Still, I guess it's time to reformat the computer *sigh*
At least I can recover data, I'm thankful for that since I've slacked on my back ups of late.