A few days ago, my windows Xp pro installation began giving me an error screen half way through the boot process. I have tried repairing the OS, but It just keeps giving me another error screen. I have decided that I am just going to reformat the harddrive, but there are a few files that i do not want to lose. Unfortunately, I kept these files in my user folder ("c:\documents and settings\my folder") I had my login passworded and the folder is locked. I need only about 3 MB of data out of that folder, but I have no clue as to how to access it. If any one can help, I would really appreciate it.