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How do I recover data off a HP Laptop that's been System Restored by the F10 button a boot?

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A friend recently decided to speed up his mother's laptop by Restoring XP to it's original form.  Unfortunately, he pressed F10 on boot, which is a single-key way of formatting and re-installing windows, designed by HP.
Which packages would people recommend to recover the data off the hard disk.  Since pressing F10 the computer has not been used, so as to avoid overwriting any potentially recoverable data.  Linux (Gentoo/Knoppix) Solutions preferred.  I have a copy of systemrescuecd.org and an ubuntu live CD which may help with the recovery.
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Try GetDataBack - the trial copy will tell you what can be recovered - the full version £40 will do the recovery http://www.runtime.org/
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