how come he needs to make it to his desktop to run last known good?
repeatedly pressing f8 during start up should bring up the list of boot options (this assuming windows isnt completely f'ed and it makes it to the windows bootloader during start up)
Fear is nothing but the anticipation of pain, be it physical, mental, spiritual or emotional.
Athlon XP 2200+ oc\'ed @ 1.93ghz
Nvidia mx420 :(
60gig maxtor 7200rpm
Dual boot with Mandrake 10.0 and Win XP Pro sp2