Re: Laptop Issue
What OS is he using? I know with Vista if you reinstall it and don't format the HDD it will create a folder called "Old Windows" and you will be able to retrieve all his data. If he doesn't have Vista then I guess this can't really help your situation. I can't remember if XP does that too.
Intel Quad 6600, Asus P5N-E SLI, GeForce GTX 560 1GB, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Zalman 9700NT, X-Fi Xtreme Gamer, 650 watt PSU