Hi all, I need your expert help in solving my "kies problem". I got a Galaxy Ace a few months ago. I installed the kies bundled software from the CD onto my laptop (make LG, OS: Vista Home Premium). The software didn't install correctly and since then my laptop is unusable. It boots into Vista, and then after I log in, it hangs. I have had the following results: 1. after booting into Vista normally, and logging in, it hangs after 1-2 minutes. Sometimes it gives me a "(some Kies) dll is missing" message and then proceeds to reboot. 2. sometimes instead of hanging, it reboots 3. trying to uninstall kies causes the PC to reboot abruptly in between. It never gets uninstalled. 4. using the "Kies removal tool" from Samsung makes no difference. Kies is still there. 5. trying to update to a new version of kies asks me to uninstall the old one and then step 3 is repeated. 6. booting into XP (I have set up dual boot), does not have any problem. Kies is not installed there. 7. I have tried system restore, and all possible methods suggested on the Internet with no luck. 8. The problems 1 to 5 persist even when I boot into safe mode. Please note: - I am certain that the problem started after I installed Kies. - Vista OS is unusable. I need to boot into Vista as it is my primary OS on this laptop. The XP OS is fine and no problem in using it. - I am not interested in connecting to my phone using this laptop. I just want to get rid of Kies completely from this laptop. - I do not want to reinstall Vista. I just want to continue from the part before I installed kies. - I am able to boot into recovery mode, safe mode, etc Can someone suggest a manual way to remove Kies? I can boot into XP and access the Vista drive, so this method is the most preferred one. Kies is the WORST piece of software cr*p to be ever written. If only I could get my hands on the programmers who wrote it... !@$#^#%&#$^# I mean how can such a big (and reputed?) company come up with such a crap piece of shit software. What a joke!!!