I am not seeing a model number of this old XP machine anywhere, only the VAIO sign on it. When you power on it is showing weird graphics on the screen as the attached image shows. The owner said he was downloading something from the net when the pc powered off then would not boot to windows so we are suspecting this is a virus situation but it doesn't have to be.
I tried pressing F1, F2 and F8 but it will not go to the bios or safe mode. The guy wishes to save the data but I don't want to remove the HDD to attach to another machine since I don't know if it's a virus situation I am dealing with, any ideas please?