Today, I accidentally swapped the hard drive on my computer while my company is in sleep mode then turn it on. After the computer restarts, I can't boot into Windows anymore. The problem is that it keeps giving me the screen where I have the option to launch system repair, but when I do that, it puts me right back to that same screen. When I select boot normally, it just goes into a restart loop.
I tried to use the hard drive on another PC as a secondary drive just so I can recover as much of the data as possible. When I do that, I can't access the users' folders which contained all the important data, but all else such as Program Files works. The error message is "Access is denied." I can't seem to be able to change the ownership of the folder to me so that I can read it either?
So are my data lost?