I have been helping a friend out with his HP laptop. The laptop was used at a house party and the day after wouldn't start it requested the system recovery disks and he lost everything through recovering the system.
It's worked ok since for about 2 weeks but he took it abroad to Indonesia and whilst sat in the airport tried to watch a film the laptop froze and he rebooted it by holding down the 'power' button. It now wont re-start it just repeatedly asking for the boot disks. Are these the recovery disks? Any idea what has caused it? Could it be a virus?