|DVD disabled? Look at bios and try live linux cd/dvd first maybe.|
If fails then consider maybe usb cd/dvd drive might borrow one.
Might try usb flash either xp/vista/windows 7 or linux.
The problem with the other computer is you can't repair it as such. If you can boot to a live cd or usb then you might get to event logs or other reasons why it fails.
A linux usb or cd may allow data to be transferred off.
Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)