Re: rescue disc for the blind?
I suspect the problem is hardware-related unless something very unusual happened such as a power failure during a defrag or some other maintenance that moves information around such as check disk. You may find something you can use as you wish but before putting much time and effort into working with the machine, I think a sighted person should say what the screen states. For all we know, this could be a motherboard problem and the machine may not even get to the point where BIOS is being loaded. Or it may be a hard drive problem.
A friend has an old DELL XP that, as he puts it, finally
crashed. When I pressed for more detail, all he could tell me was that windows
wasn't loading and JAWS wasn't coming on. After 20 minutes trying, and failing,
to extract some more useful information, I finally resolved to trying to locate
a recovery disc image, an image that had a lot of tools to possibly repair the
system or transfer files from the hard drive to an external place. I could not
find any for the blind. Could someone direct me to similar recovery disc images
that have speech output or similar? Thanks in advance. He does not have his
initial XP recovery disc.