In one of the laptops of another Director in my office, all of a sudden Windows crashed in a peculiar way. It boots in the normal way, but then goes to the Log in screen, but there does not appear any user name/icon that can be clicked to log into. The same is the case when booted in all possible safe modes (except command prompt). Any suggestions how that can be recovered? Unfortunately this is a Compaque machine and the recovery CD insists on formatting the hard disk that has lot of data. That of course, I can back up through a live Linux CD. But I would prefer a solution without going for the factory setting recovery. All Win XP Cds we have do not offer the 'repair' option.