Hello to all! My friend's compute just died on him and I'm hoping that there is something that I can do with my machines to help him fix it. Yes I am a Mac user and fan but please don't reply to this thread with, "Tell your friend to get a Mac." I already have and he won't. His computer is a 1-year old desktop (forget the brand) but it has an Intel Pentium in there (No, I do't know why he would buy that and if that computer was really only a year old). It was running Windows 8 and he started noticing strange behavior in Explorer where it wouldn't display properly. Then it would not longer boot to the desktop/Tile floor area but instead into the Boot manager and he would have to select the startup partition each time. He called me this morning and told me that it had finally died. What can I do with my iMac to help? I have a 27" iMac Quad i5 3.2GHz 16GB RAM, 3TB HDD. I also have the TB-FW adapter, FW400-400 cable, FW800-400 cable, and a FW 800-800 cable along with numerous usb cables, ethernet cables..etc. I also have the external superdrive. What I am hoping to do is recover his files and information and then either reload the OS on there or get him to buy Windows 7 and load that on there. I suggested LINUX but he uses Netflix and YouTube too much. Oh well. Plus, he really likes Windows. Thanks in advance for any help with this.