So I'm an idiot. The other day my computer prompted me to install some updates, so I let it start doing its thing and went in the kitchen to make dinner. I came back and realized that my battery had died midway through the update process. Now when I try to start my computer, it won't load windows. I can access my bios menu, but nothing further.
So two questions. First, is there any other option besides reinstalling windows? Second, how difficult is it to create a linux cd boot so I can get some data off of the computer before I have to reinstall windows?
I actually have an 8gb USB drive with LinuxMint that I use on my brother-in-law's laptop, to save his important files when he inevitably gets the latest/greatest porn virus
It's pretty simple, but, of course, you'll need to use a friend's working system to generate it.