I have a question regarding this question.
The OP has put almost all his rep in a bounty on his question (stupid IMHO), and after a while, found out what the actual problem is without any answers.
If I read correctly, the bounty won't be rewarded to the one who asked the question, and is thus lost. Of course, he could create a second account, but that is against the rules as far as I know.
Is there a way for this user to get his reputation back?