You DID backup your files before doing such a Recovery?
Hope this helps.
I recently restored the OS on my Compaq laptop. I run XP SP2 and have done this before, but now I can't find any of my old files. I know the programs should be wiped, and they are but none of the old movie or word files are still there. However, I am absolutely positive that I just did the OS recovery, not reformatting the hard drive because my C drive still reads that there is about 15 gigs worth of lost space, not counting the other 15 or so that XP uses up. I really would like to know how to find all of these missing files. Thanks.
Compaq Presario V6000z
80 gig hardrive
2 gigs of RAM