You just said what the answer is...reformat. A reformat does not necessarily mean you lose all your documents...everytime I have done it it adds a new file called 'old' and in there are things like pictures, docs, etc. You can google that. A few years ago there was a problem with laptop drivers where if you used any driver cleaner plus crap cleaner it would remove too much...like inf, if memory serves. That is why AMD offers a removal tool (but only for Windows 7...go figure). If you used any 'driver cleaner' other than Driver Fusion, AMD driver removal tool (if you have Win7), or the original 'Driver Sweeper ver 3.2.0 then maybe it removed it....Crap Cleaner (cleaning registry) has done it to me numerous times, but only on my laptops. Some cleaners have a 'restore' function..that you can look for. Have you tried a system restore?
edit: You could try a'system repair' from the installation disk..that way you don't lose anything.
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