Okay, so dont ask me why, but I got it into my head that I should transfer my coins from my original wallet to a newly created wallet on the same hard drive.
So, I back up my wallet and put the new one in %APPDATA%\Bitcoin.
I open the client and note the address that shows up for this new wallet.
Then I backup the new wallet and restore the orginal one back into %APPDATA%\Bitcoin.
I open the client, see my bitcoin balance, then continue to initiate a transfer to the address noted earlier.
I allow the transaction to accumulate over 50 confirmations..
I then once again switch my wallet file.
But when I open the client with the new wallet after the transfer, there is no transaction and a zero balance.
I have two screenshots:http://tinypic.com/r/2yy85fq/7http://tinypic.com/r/10nt7xe/7
I've lost my entire BTC investment... PLEASE HELP!!!!