I am trying to help my son from remote location - He has eMachines desktop with Windows XP (I do not know if home or pro). He ran a virus and spyware removal tool. Then when he tried to reboot, it is now in an infinite loop at the Windows XP eMachines splash screen. I tried to have him boot from CD and use the restore disk to no avail. It still went to splash screen and began reboot. and yes, I had him change boot order in bios to CDROM first device. Any ideas welcome - otherwise he waits for my return in 3 weeks. (I am out of town on assignment). I think it may be a bad boot sector - or shared file removed needed for boot. I'd like to keep it simple while remote, and give him back access to the computer. Hear of any good boot recovery tools?