Some options that come to mind:
* Is the important class-related data only on the local system, or
can they get to it if they have another working device?
* Do they have access to another computer?
* Can you send them a temporary replacement via overnight courier?
* Is there a GeekSquad location nearby?
* If they can access another computer, would VDI be an option?
I hope this works out for everyone,
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Helen Read
> Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2015 12:59 PM
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> Subject: Re: Windows 8 Laptop in Automatic Repair Loop
> Ugh. Error claiming "not enough disk space to restore the computer".
> Cannot even boot into Safe Mode (goes back to the Automatic Repair loop).
> On 6/12/2015 9:51 PM, Helen Read wrote:
> > Answering my own question, sort of: Shift-F8 while powering on got
> > them to some "Advanced Options" that include System Restore. Told them
> > to give this a shot. Crossing fingers.
> > On 6/12/2015 3:59 PM, Helen Read wrote:
> >> I have a faculty member with a Windows 8 (possibly 8.1) laptop that
> >> has gone into an Automatic Repair loop and will not boot into
> >> Windows. Unfortunately the faculty member is out in LA and won't be
> >> back for two weeks...and is teaching on online class.
> >> Any ideas that the faculty member might be able to do on their own? I
> >> don't think the faculty member has a USB recovery drive with them
> >> (and isn't going to be able to make one).