Took a notebook with windows xp professional into have the wireless card fixed and the vendor totally wiped out the hard drive and restored to original configuration. Needless to say all files were wiped out. I see there is another question from 2004 on how to restore the files, but I want to get up to date information. Would prefer this to be free software that is easy to use as this is a college student who has no money and is not tech savvy. Any help would be appreciated.