Repairing patches in the dry wall.

I have a hole in my dry wall due to a leak in my roof. As it is a simple repair I decided to repair it myself instead of contacting some 'house painting contractors' (http://www.house-repair.net/carpentry/drywall-repair.htm ) .
But now I am in trouble, first I removed the wallpaper halfway down. Then When removing plastic board it came off. So I need help on what to do next. The plastic board came off on the area. How can I fix this mess?
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mattyb1;3239361 Wrote:

1. Cut a rectangular hole up to the nearest studs on each side. Cut along the studs and remove the rectangular piece of drywall with the hole in it.
2. Fasten pieces of spruce 2X2 lumber to the studs on each side of the hole using an X-tra long 1/8 inch drill bit and 3 inch long drywall screws. Counter-sink the screw holes with a counter sinking bit to better accomodate the trumpet heads of the drywall screws.
3. Cut a piece of drywall to fit the rectangular hole.
4. Fasten the drywall patch to the 2X2's with 1 5/8 inch drywall screws.
5. Stick self adhesive fiberglass mesh drywall tape to the wall over each of the joints. Don't overlap the tape at the corners. Center each piece of tape over the joint between the patch and the original drywall.
6. Fill the joints of the repair with All Purpose drywall joint compound.
7. Apply All Purpose drywall joint compound to the joints around the patch and after each application of joint compound has dried, sand the joint compound down with a 220 grit sanding screen. Repeat this step as many times as necessary to get the joints around the repair patch smooth.
8. Once the repair looks smooth, prime and paint.
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Life is getting too damned complicated!!!!
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What is "plastic board"?
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On Friday, May 23, 2014 7:45:42 AM UTC-4, dadiOH wrote:

Probably "plaster board"? Given the question and link, it's possible the OP is a shill for that website.
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If this is a serious inquiry, it would probably help if you could post a photo or two so people here could understand what you have there and what you are asking.
Are you associated or affiliated in any way with the website link that you posted?
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trader_4 wrote:

Considering the "I'm totally lost and don't know what to do" tone of the post , followed by the detailed instructions and the paypal donate button ... I'm bettin' you've nailed it . <pun intended>
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Gee, you think?
I hadn't clicked the link but you are dead right.
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TomR posted for all of us...
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Tom, I ask that same question. Are you affiliated with Avast?
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Pretty funny. I didn't notice that my posts now contain that. I just recently started using Avast -- the free version. I mostly don't like it,
but I haven't figured out another free antivirus program to use yet. I use d to use MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), but I am still using Windows XP on this computer, and when I was having a computer problem recently I uninstalled MSE. Now I can't re-install MSE because Microsoft ended suppor t for Windows XP and won't allow me to re-install MSE now.
I just tried to see if I can turn off the email scanning and the automatic
blurb from them, but I don't think I was successful at doing that -- so the blurb will probably appear again.
And, as I am sure you guessed by now, I have no affiliation with Avast othe r than that I use the free version of their antivirus and they hijacked my computer and now post their ad line at the end of my messages.
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On 5/26/2014 8:10 AM, TomR wrote:

You prove the old adage of no FREE lunch. You can turn it off by paying $35 for the program,
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wrote:

Thanks. I think I tried that before, but just in case, I just tried it again but it didn't work. The message says that it does not work for my operating system (XP).
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wrote:

Thanks again. I just checked that out. MS no longer allows new installs of MSE through its website for XP computers, but it is still updating MSE if it is already on an XP computer.
However, one line in that article said that third party providers may still have the MSE install file for XP computers. I just went to filehippo.com and found it there, and I just downloaded and installed MSE back on to my XP computer. Success! Thanks!
I am disabling Avast! for now and will stick with MSE not that I have it back on my XP computer.
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wrote: >>Thanks again. I just checked that out. MS no longer allows new installs

Yes, I'm glad that it worked too. Thanks again.
One additional comment is that I discovered that if I try to get the latest antivirus file update for MSE, it won't do it unless I have my computer set to "Automatic Updates". Fortunately, I had read about that somewhere else so I knew to change my settings to automatic update when the MSE update wouldn't work. That's a little ironic because MS no longer provides updates for Windows XP. But, since MSE is a Microsoft program, it requires automatic updates to be turned on for me to be able to get the latest MSE antivirus update file. So, I now just turn on automatic updates when I want to update MSE, do the MSE update, then turn automatic updates back off.
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Interesting. I tried the manual update and it worked.
Then I also tried opening MSE and clicking on "Update" and that worked too even though I have automatic updates turned off.
So, all seems well, and I no longer have Avast! on this computer and I am just using MSE.
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