Okay, so this is a friends laptop, so I dont want to lose his data. Of course he has no back up, (even though I got him to buy a memory stick for the job!), so I'm moving with caution on this one....
He has an Advent 7109B laptop, (with a busted cd drive), that today decided it wasnt going to boot. It also wouldnt boot in safe mode, and it blue screened with "UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_ERROR".
I found out that pressing F10 on these laptops get you to the Advent System Recovery software, but I am met by a dialogue box that has slightly confused me.
I am wanting to repair the installation hopefully, not do a complete reinstall, but this is what it says:
"Windows XP built-in repair features
Windows XP has it's own buit in repair features such as the 'System Restore' and driver roll-back capabilties. if you have not already tried these features please run them BEFORE continuing with this system recovery.
Clicking "No" will boot the PC directly into System Restore.
Do you still want to continue the System Recovery now?"
Could you please help me here. If it was my own pc I would select YES and expect to see another menu allowing non destructive system repair, but since its not mine and the data is important to him, I want to make completely sure that Im not being completely confused by this.