Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:06 PM
ok. This can get long but I don't have time to give you the complete rundown at the moment so ask questions.
If your friend did the recovery with save data option, then it will create the hp-owner account and that is probably to only admin account you can log into.
The old data should be in those other accounts shown under "documents and settings". Open the "my documents" folder in each one until you see familiar documents. Do the same for my music etc...
The "hp-owner" with no numbers could be where your stuff is if your system was set up with the default install from hp.
If you used tweak-ui or some other program to make your system auto log in, it could have been set to login as administrator, but that is a long shot.
If your friend did a destructive restore first, followed by a non destructive, then you would have the same directories available yet no saved data or files.
Do a search for jpg, doc, mp3 or any file name you remember from the original my documents folder and see what comes up.