I'm not sure if this bit of information is necessarily important, but there ya go - Windows XP Home is the OS for my mom's computer.
If nothing else, the paths you may suggest can be tailored for that (rather than Vista's).
I was using my mom's computer earlier tonight, which had several open Word documents, unsaved (Document 1, etc). I accidentally locked myself out of her account, and couldn't remember the password (something I set ages ago, trying to get networking to work), so I tried ctrl + alt + del + del to log into administrator, but it told me I couldn't do that. Wonderful, I can't reset the password.
I decided to restart the computer, as I have her account set to auto-login, bypassing the login screen. When it gets back to her desktop, I open Word, and there is no "recovered documents" pane, which shows after Word or the computer crashes.
Are these documents lost forever, or is there any recovery info I can manage to use, to save them?
I've tried to get Mom into the habit of saving her stuff as she goes, but she has a very bad excuse of "I don't need to save them, because once I'm finished with them, I print them and close it without saving."