pc disaster

  stephen0205 21:56 31 Mar 2005

my pc recently broke down for no reason was told that the motherboard processor and hard drive dont know what caused it it was not a power surge and tecknition told me it was a virus called the doom virus can someone tell me how this could cause everthing not to work

  Paranoid Android 22:14 31 Mar 2005

Woah, slow down there. Nothing happend for no reason, but sometimes the reasons are well hidden.

A virus will not 'kill' motherboard or processor, but can destroy data stored on the hard disk. This can (in extreme cases) prevent the PC from starting. However, unless the power supply is completely dead, the PC will nearly always do something even if it is only a line of text or a flashing led.

Beginning from when you push the power switch, please say EXACTLY what happens - text on the screen, beeps, led lights flashing etc. How far does it get (if at all), does the screenlight up or change colour, all this is important.

What kind of technician was it ?

Tell us what you know about the system, how old it is, what version of windows etc.


  Paranoid Android 18:03 01 Apr 2005


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