I have a friend with a laptop running pointsec and windows xp pro.

The windows install has become corrupted.

We can log into pointsec normally. However, a few seconds after windows begins to load the system will reboot. This continues no matter what option is chosen from the boot menu (safe mode, last known good.....).

Is it possible to reinstall/repair windows, or simply recover their data?

From what I have been reading it looks like without being given administrator prevliges in pointsec windows cannot be repaired (or the drive accessed).

I thought I would try to boot from a windows CD and reinstall windows. But, the CD boot process starts before I am asked to log into pointsec.