Finally back up and running after a hard disc crash and another disc with file system errors that Chkdsk couldn’t repair even after trying for more than eight hours.
I had to re-install Windows and all my programs, then dig around for all my data files. Luckily, I had just enough backups and all my important data is fine.
One good thing about all this is that everything runs faster with clean installs. Hundreds of unused files and thousands of unused Registry entries are now all gone.