Computer Bug won't leg go.
• United States
17 Dec 06
Sounds like a virus to me, mine did the same thing at one time. It took me several days and several sites later to find out what was causing it, and how to fix it.Here are a couple sites that do not cost anything and are great with helping to find and fix the problem. www.techguy.org www.pcpitstop.com www.safer-networking.org
15 Dec 06
Does your friends computer make it past the BIOS screen? If it does this and runs, for how long do you geuss it stays on before shutting down? If it is running past the BIOS screen and entering window then you may have a bad heat sink on the processor which causes the processor to overheat, the computer will shut down to protect itself. He can try loading the computer in standby mode and see if it runs then or not, if it does and runs longer than out of standby he has a worm virus called the sasser, this is exactly what it will do, it allows the computer to run it's boot files then just as it enters windows it crashes the computer. Another item that can cause this boot on boot off problem is a hardware conflict or failure, ram if faulty will not allow the computer to start, a failed graphics card will also sometimes do this.... Try some of the mentioned above and let me know about the results, post here what exactly happens so I can try to help you further...