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Hard rebooting once *shouldn't* affect your data. But it's a good idea to check for a problem with the disk.
Open a command prompt by clicking Start->Run and typing in the box cmd Click OK In the black box, type chkdsk /r and hit Enter It should tell you that a reboot is required. Restart (any method that you can). The system will boot up and begin checking for disk errors and automatically repairing them. When it's complete it will boot into Windows normally.
Windows 7 and Vista has a feature called System Restore that automatically backs up registry and system files whenever you install new software or drivers. This feature is useful when you install evil software that makes your computer run really slow. But don’t worry, System Restore won’t remove Windows Vista. Using System Restore in Windows
There are two places that you can use the system restore feature from. From within Windows, you can just type restore into the Start menu search box, and you’ll immediately see System Restore at the top of the start menu: now just follow it all Please rate our solutions and if you still have problems please call back for more ideas to help you
Thanks Richard Scott Technical Support New Zealand