|"the computer will not open. None of the passwords work anymore and the repair guy couldn't get it open either. ". What do you mean by "Open?" You mean you can't get logged in? I assume that's what you mean since you're saying the passwords don't work, which indicates the machine is booting.|
If that repair person couldn't get logged in, or find a way to piggy-back the drive onto another computer, then he's not a very good technician.
Perhaps if you were more specific as to exactly what it happening. Does the machine boot into Windows? If so, Has your daughter tried booting to Safe Mode and logging in with Administrator and no password? More details would be good.
If the machine doesn't boot into Windows, you could by a USB converter that allows for a laptop hard drive to be connected to another computer via the USB port. (Similar to this: http://www.usbfirewire.com/Parts/rr... ).You could then open the Outlook Express Inbox (or whichever mailbox the code was stored).
Life's more painless for the brainless.