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mrcool22322

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Ok, so, I need some help from you guys, and I know there's should be a way to do what I want easier than I know how.

Here's the deal:

I'm a college student, and today my windows would not start. It said i was missing a setup file, and told me which one, and I didn't write it down. I put in the disk my computer had me make, which after not working for a while eventually restored my computer to almost exactly the same way it was the day i brought it home from Frys. Riddled with ads, trial software, and almost nothing. I tried to run a system restore from here to get my old data back, but Windows basically chooses not to see that data.

Now the great thing is I still have access to all my old important files. Essays, other word documents, etc. But, Nothing seems to be installed. I know there should be restore points from yesterday (when my computer was working fine) but I can't get to them.

So, basically my question is: Is there a faster way to make my data as easily acessible as it once was (for instance, my "My Documents" folder had all my school documents, now I have to look under Documents And settings/Nick (the old user name)/ Nick's Documents to get to the old my documents) That to cut and paste the whole thing? I want to system restore if possible, but it won't let me.
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Hi Mr cool22322
The bad news is once you used that disk you wiped all your restore points.
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Got your MS boot floppies handy? If not get them from MS and use them. You will need 6 diskettes. From a fresh boot, insert one at a time, and follow the prompts. This should get you back to the desktop, if nothing else is amiss. If not, get back to "us."
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Hi Mr cool22322
The bad news is once you used that disk you wiped all your restore points.



I was afriad of that.

Oh well, I'll just do it the way old fashioned way.
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Got your MS boot floppies handy? If not get them from MS and use them. You will need 6 diskettes. From a fresh boot, insert one at a time, and follow the prompts. This should get you back to the desktop, if nothing else is amiss. If not, get back to "us."


I was able to get back to the desktop, but I just wanted to avoid doing more work to get back to where I was before yesterday. Oh well.
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