I bought a new HD and reinstall everything. So far so good. I always view "self destructs" when installing some drivers. AFAIK always kills itself when I install the WebCam Driver. I can install and use the webcam, but as soon as you reboot everything goes to hell. * You can be the same with some updates for Vista. But frankly, reinstalled Vista after six times I do not have the patience to try. Now I have 57 "major" changes that could / should be installed, but I do not dare to change a running system.