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I need to check with someone, will ask them to reply to this as soon as

Best to wait for them as it is probably a simple tweak now
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ok thats great once again thanks for your time i really appreiciate it
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Hi toffeymen...

First let's see if your data is ok. In the new install, open "My Computer" and double click on "Local Disk C:". Open the "Documents and Settings" folder. You should see folders in there for every account on the machine...even from the original install. Open the folder with your old user account name and see if your data is within.

Then open Control Panel and double click on the "System" icon (Classic View for Control Panel). Under the "Advanced" tab, in the "Startup and Recovery" section, click on the "Settings" button. In the properties window that opens, click on the "Edit" button. A notepad window will open (boot.ini) Copy the contents of that window and Paste it here for me.

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hi there i opened the files u asked me to even the orignal install but do not see any of my files there, i have not wiped my hard drive so i no they must be there somewhere, but dont seem to be in either the new install or the original, any further help please
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Then open Control Panel and double click on the "System" icon (Classic View for Control Panel). Under the "Advanced" tab, in the "Startup and Recovery" section, click on the "Settings" button. In the properties window that opens, click on the "Edit" button. A notepad window will open (boot.ini) Copy the contents of that window and Paste it here for me.

How about THAT part?

If you remember the exact name of one of your saved files, try doing a search for it. Search hidden files and folders, too. Hard to say where Windows may have placed them.
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just realised my orignal file before new install is there but when i click it it says access denied any way of getting round this and never set any passwords on it either
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You'll need to Take Ownership of the files or folders you want to recover.
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