So anyways, I've been battling with my pc all day. The background on my problem is as follows: I really have no idea what the hell has happened or what I may have done. It all started last night when I tried accessing my "Application Data" folder for Bioshock so that I could access the user.ini file. I must have hit something wrong, as I "lost" my documents and settings folder, not to mention my username "My Documents" folder. Also I lost quite a few desktop icons, and when I went to add desktop shortcuts to those programs I lost, Windows wasn't allowing me to. I decided to repair my copy of XP. I inserted the disc, ran a repair, but during repair ran into a few prompts I wasn't sure what to make of. The first was a notice that Windows could not find a particular folder and needed me to locate it. It had something to do with nvata.sys (referenced something along the lines of ide_sata). I didn't know of a disc with this information so I hit cancel and it skipped over it. I than get another prompt telling me I needed to insert disk labeled "NVIDIA Network bus installation disk 1" Again I wasn't sure what to make of this so again I canceled and skipped. After it finished repairing it went to boot and now it just cycles through the booting sequence, thus never boots into Windows. I've tried normal and safemodes, but it just restarts. I really don't know what the hell I did and I'm trying to correct it. Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? I really hope I don't have to do a clean install, as I had some documents I cannot afford to lose I decided to do a new install of XP on another empty drive I have in my pc. Everything went well and am now able to log into XP. When I went to the original drive in which my first install of XP was on ( C: ) I cannot access any of "My Documents", nor is there any option to. I need to get files from "My Documents" on my C: drive, but obviously they are no longer there...are they hidden? Is there anyway I can resurface them? Sorry for the long post, but I want to be thorough as possible.