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Computer suddenly restored itself to factory settings..

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Hi guys! I'm soo stressed hope you can help :( :)

Basically I have a Windows Vista laptop (Acer),and one day I unplugged it by mistake (it has no battery.) When I turned it back on, it let me log in as ''owner,'' but then wouldn't go to the desktop, just sat there with the timer spinning saying ''welcome..'' as it always does, but not for that long. I couldn't get it to the desktop, so it was useless- I thought it had malfunctioned in some way. Today, I turned it on and it logged me on fine, but then said something like ''the Owner account was not logged in properly''. Then, I saw everything had basically been restored to factory settings- all my documents and pictures gone, favourites gone etc. The one thing that gives me a shred of hope is that someone else said when that happened their installed programmes got wiped- I still have Skype, my i tunes complete with music although I haven't plugged my phone in, the version of Microsoft Word I downloaded but with no documents.. If anyone have any ideas how I could get my files back, that would be amazing and I'd be so grateful!
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