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i was having a few problems with my computer, with virus' and such. so i desided to update and replace my files using the windows cd. the only problem was that instead of replacing the windows files like it normally does. It seems to have gone right over my old computer, and all my documents and everything are gone. Im really praying that they are all there, but when i look at my hard drive i still have the same amount of space. can anyone help me revert back to how i was
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Hi Canus...

What kind of cd did you use? Was it a retail version cd, or was it a recovery cd that came with your machine? (ie: Dell, HP, Compaq, etc...)

In My Computer, double click on "Local Disk C:". How many Windows folders are in there? Are there any named Windows0, Windows1, or WindowsOld...anything like that?

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i used my normal windows media cd and no, there is only 1 windows
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What's the make and model number of your machine?
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system model awrdacpi
sysem type x86 pc
manufactuer ati.
not sure what you need, just tell me if you want more
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Is this a Branded machine like a Dell or HP?
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well i got it a mgd. its a canadian computer company that makes computers. mostlikely its many parts of different comps
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When you reinstalled, do you remember seeing anything in the procedure that mentioned Formatting?
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nope i made special note to avoid formatting the disk because there was still files i wanted
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Hmmmmm...

In My Computer again, double click on "Local Disk C:", then double click on "Documents and Settings". How many folders are there with your username or a variation of it?
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there are 2, one that i believe is mine because i cant access it..though the folder says its empty and then this new one that was created
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Try Taking Ownership of that folder and see if it shows any files. Was this folder ever password protected?
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ok ive taken ownership so ive dragged the files i needed. but i was wondering if there is a way that i can either deleat this windows and go back to the old one, or somehow gain access to everything i once had
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Can you be more specific about "somehow gain access to everything i once had"?

Were you able to recover the data from your old account and do the files open?
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they open while i am in safe mode, but while im on it normally i cant access anything. when i say acces to everything i once had i mean like how it was before with only one windows on it
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