Ryan, I sympathize with your plight and am fresh out of constructive suggestions, although you've received some already.quote:Is it against EULA to get a copy of somebodies working i386 folder and nothing else? :)
I think that to give you some or all of files puts a person in jeopardy with respect to the End User Licence Agreement.
If someone wants to do that, I'd strongly suggest that discussion leading to that be taken off-line.
Northern Rebel has made some good suggestions.
I'll spare you the hindsight harangue about backups and the perils of buying used Tablet PCs without recovery disks.