I have found where I can locate the hard drive and import, but my question is do I have to import all the files on my hard drive? Is there an easier way to restore only the raw files that I was working with previous to the crash? I do not want to import and duplicate if the files are actually available somewhere else. I am also hoping to not have to individually uncheck all the jpg files on my hard drive before completing the import. Any help is much appreciated!
Yes, go to File->Open Recent and see if any of the catalogs listed there are the one you want.
If that doesn't work, restore a recent version of your backup catalog.