Haha. Sorry, I assumed since I posted in the Windows 7 forum, that would be assumed. As for the specific version of Win7, I am not sure. I would venture to say that it is Win7 home premium (solely on the fact that the majority of consumer laptops come with Win7HP).
I agree though, having thought over this for a bit now, I assume that it's gone into safe mode. I will try to fix it when I get back to school with him tomorrow. Thanks for the advice.