I recently reinstalled WinXP Pro. Booting from CD, first I formatted C: and then installed Windows on the empty drive. Everything seemed to go smoothly, so I started working on projects, saving to my desktop. Later, when I rebooted my pc, Windows wouldn't load completely. The Windows banner with blue progress bar would appear, but then the system would reboot -- an infinite loop!
I've reinstalled WinXP Pro again (this time not formatting the HD), but now I can't get to the old User profile. I had password protected it, and had chosen to protect the files. I know the password, and I know the password was stored in the previous incarnation of Windows. Is there any way to get the files off of my old desktop?