I have a major Windows XP problem. I was updating my older brother's laptop to Service Pack 1 and during the installation the laptop froze. And now the computer will not boot into windows. It boots far enough to show the Windows XP loading screen, but after that it just restarts and will keep doing that loop until you shut the computer off completely. My question is, does anyone have any ideas about how to fix this, or is reformatting the system the only solution. He has files that he really needs. And if worse comes, I can just remove his hard drive get an adapter and hook it up to my machine to backup his files. Is there anyway to create a disk that will automatically restore to a previous restore point? Thanks for your time.