ok basacilly i downloaded a Emulator from a p2p file sharing program. it was in .RAR format and and what i thought was an emulator to make a pokemon game play on my PC. i downloaded and extracted it fine, when i went to instal it my computer crashed and became compleatly unresponsive. I restarted the computer (at the switch) once restarted the computer became incredably slow. taking up to 10 minutes from clicking on start menu for it to show up. and the same with everything else i tried to do. I have no anti virus software at the moment and even if i did i woudln't be able to get it to run cos of the time. I managed to get windows task manager to start and had about aprox 68 copies of task manager running closed all of them and it made no difference. the other thing is when i first load up the computer i get a message as soon as the desktop is loaded stating that windows was unable to open "windows/system32/fs.exe" or something very simular to that and it never used to do that. I'm scared out of my mind that i've compleatly ruined my com now lol.
I've run the Dell diagnostics and they only tested the hardware.
I've considered reinstalling windows but i CANNOT lose all my files etc. i have some extreamly important stuff on there and yes i know i should have backed it up but i ran out of Blank Cds awhile ago. I do have the XP disk and i think i can install the config files again etc but im so worried about lossing everything
Can someone please Help me
Its a Dell Dimension 8400
running windows XP Home SP2