Thanks to the tireless efforts of my far more tech-savvy father and older brother, my desktop PC is once again in an operable state. They had to wipe the old hard drive clean to do it, so I'm running Vista, I have no files or pictures or PDF's from my old system, nor games nor programs nor much at all, but its free of virus's and fully functional. It almost feels like a fresh start.
Naturally it'll take me some time to rebuild and get back to my regular level of proeuctivity, but that's what I'm going to do. So bear with me while I get everything into place, and I'll be the same old productive, charming, devil-may-care SpectorKnight you all know and laud in no time soon.