Get Knoppix. Its a linux distro that runs completely from a CD. Load it on your pc. It will load(mount) the hard drives and you can see all files on each partition. YOu will not need any passwords.
YOu can get Knoppix from http://www.linuxiso.org/.
Download and Burn the ISO image to a cd.
Knoppix is not hard to use. It has a very clean user interface and you can FTP all your necessary files to a another server, reinstall windows, and FTP back into windows.
Its a very useful tool for techies and hackers alike
I still dont know why this OS is not illegal. The only way i know how to protect yourself form Knoppix is to password protect BIOS.
If you need more help, i can post a more detailed guide.