Computer illiterates shouldn't "fiddle"!
Have him tap F8 repeatedly when the computer starts its initial boot. When
he arrives at the advanced menu choice screen (white text on black
background) have him choose "Last Known Good Configuration" to boot with.
He should be able to get in - less his fiddling.
Windows Desktop Experience
"Mike @gmail.com>" <rathbunger<nospam> wrote in message
> Friend of mine was "given" a free laptop when he bought his Mazda. It
> came with no discs or a recovery partition. He called and told me he was
> fiddling with something in settings <he can't remember what>, and when he
> rebooted it reboots in repair mode. Repair fails and laptop freezes.
> He's running Vista 32. Is there a way to get past this during boot and
> access system restore? If not, what can I do with it? Chad, if you
> respond to this I already have the Vista 32 repair disk. :-) This is all
> the information I could get out of him. He really is computer illiterate.
> Don't pick a fight with an old man.
> If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.