Is all my stuff gone?

Excerpt from a brief conversation with a co-worker today:

HER: Hi Terry
ME: Hi
HER: You gotta help me. My daughter started our computer this morning and we got an error message, loud beeping, and a blue screen. What does that mean?
ME: Nothing good.
HER: Really?
ME: Sorry, afraid so.

[just seconds later]

HER: Is all of my stuff gone?
ME: No [Yes]
HER: What should I do?
ME: Grieve the loss of all of your stuff, (literally) throw your computer out of an open window, several metres above the ground, and buy a Mac.