"Unable to display this Web Part

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I recently opened our sharepoint publishing site to edit a few minor things, it was the first time mind you and i couldn't even find the default page after opening the site. Anyway after closing it I was hit by server error because Sharepoint Designer had planted little folders in the website (something like _vnf) anyway after deleting the files we managed to get back online..BUT there is an error where the webpart used to be which reads:-

'Unable to display this Web Part. To troubleshoot the problem, open this Web page in a Windows SharePoint Services-compatible HTML editor such as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer. If the problem persists, contact your Web server administrator'.

My questions are:-
1. How can i remedy this problem?, I'm very wary of opening Sharepoint Designer as the error suggests as it may trash the site again
2. What is the best way to modify a publishing page such as moving around place holders, webparts,etc without causing further trouble.

Many thanks
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Commented:
just to add...i just want to move the summary links and place the webparts at the top of the page
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Have you applied the latest Sharepoint Designer Service Packs?  The first version was a little rough around the edges and after the updates it's better.

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