Last time I worked on it, I installed a new HD & reinstalled windows. 3 days later he decided to use "limewire" and download music. Apparently he left it on all night while his music was downloading. When he got up in the morning the pc was rebooting itself. It would get to the load screen then reboot. I figured he had a virus. - I gave him instructions on how to reinstall windows - but it wouldn't take the cd, (of course as I had the bios set to start by the HD - not the cd) nor could he get into safe mode. This was a few months ago. He's been without a pc since then as I told him I refused to work on it til he bucked up and bought a firewall and/or decent antivirus. However..........I went over last night. I turned it on, pressed the delete key to get into the bios to change the boot order...and nothing. All I got was a beeping when pressing the delete key. I checked all the connections inside, everything was secure. It's a refurbished pc - the guy got totally ripped off when he bought it - the components that were "in" his pc were NOT what was on his receipt.
HD? or Motherboard? (told him to buy a NEW pc ....lol)