yourself into!! Need a couple of things here. Tell us what computer you have. If possible tell us what is in it, i.e. processor, video card, hard drives, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or the like, what version of Windows are you using. Make and model of monitor. What backup software was used to backup files and restore. I know this is a lot of information but what your friend did may have put you in worse condition than before. Otherwise we'd be shooting in the dark and I like my feet. Chances are all that needed to be done was put in that used video card.
and life goes on...
I had a problem with my pc - I had changed display settings as I changed monitors and when I booted the machine back up, everything was fine till the Windows logo showed and then I got a black screen. I could not do anything or see anything. I could hear my yahoo msg alerts etc. But I could not see the screen to do anything. I think the video card fried. Yet I had a friend look at my computer and his idea of fixing was to first install Windows XP again. He saved my files (as he said he did) Then he put in a used video card. Well I have the PC back and XP is differ version than I had, and all the files he saved, well the programs don't show in Windows programs, most of my files are not here, If I go to my computer I can view the list of all the files on the computer and they are not in any order within any program. To make a long story short, Is there anyway to organize my files back to close to what I had without having to do searches for files (If I remember what they are) and then move to folders? Can someone please help? I am dying without my friend.