I am wondering if he downloaded something malicious with his games, like Mincraft and Counterstroke and whatever else he plays, but I don't know what the problem is.
I looked at the computer to see what would happen when I started it up. It went into that black screen saying that a hardware or software change was causing problems, and there was a choice between startig Windows normally, or having Windows Startup Repair run. When I start Windows normally, the beginning screen (Microsoft logo flying around) takes forever to happen, and the it goes to a screen saying Toshiba where at the bottom it says I can press F2 for setup, and some other button for something. When I do Windows Startup Repair, it goes to a blank black screen for while, then goes into an introductory Windows screen (with the leaves, birds, and flowing lines), and stays there.
Any idea what could've caused this? I couldn't get much information out of the kid because he might want to conceal what games he's playing, or how long he plays them, or something like that. Is any more information on the laptop needed? Finally, how can this be fixed? Would going into Setup or something like that help?