Someone at my work had his laptop fail on him last night, it was trying to boot but just kept restarting and booting and restarting. Finally he had to reboot the laptop from a restore partition to get it to work again. He was prompted to backup all his files and programmes which he did and 20 minutes later windows finally booted up. The problem he has though is he cannot find any of the backed up stuff and says its like his laptop is brand new, with none of his files and programmes on it. Its a HP laptop, about 3 years old, i dont have any further information. Does anyone know where his backed up files are likely to be?