|It is kind of a shame that MS and OEM computer makers use the term restore for two very different meanings.|
A "restore point" to MS is a safe way to try to repair your computer. Use help and support to see how to perform this task. It can be reversed.
A "restore cd or partition" is quite a different task. It will in most cases return your system to OEM state.
THERE are computers that actually save all your original data on some directory. I think E-machines do that and some others.
If you used MS's restore point then the data ought to be there.
If you used the restore cd to return to OEM state then see owners manual. It may have saved data to some place.
Otherwise you'd need to maybe un-partition/unformat or other unlikely task.
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