You might want to look into something like Free backup software for Windows - GFI Backup Home Edition
"...GFI Backup 2009 allows you to back up all your important documents, photos, music, emails and program settings
using a simple but smart wizard-driven interface to nearly every storage device (including local and external disk drives, LAN, CD/DVD, removable devices, remote FTP servers, etc.)...."
Can't hurt to give it a try and see if it can backup your settings so you can restore them . . .