xp won't boot
by murman - 5/10/07 11:09 AM
A friend of mine who has a emachine he bought from walmart said his machine won't boot, but will into windows. Let me explain. It'll boot up to the windows screen, but fails to continue with the message: windows failed to boot properly. There are options on the screen, but he says he's tried them all and none of them work. I suggested he go into safe mode from a cold start and try to run a virus scan. I have one of those linux live cd's and was wondering if anyone has used this to do any repairs to windows? Also he doesn't have a restore disk as such. They put his os on a seperate partition. I also suggested he make his partition the 1st boot device in his bios, but he's got some pictures and such he wants to try and save. Any help would be appreciated.