No It's not on the same circuit, atleast as far as I know. My desktop never has any problems.
ohmy.gif Ack! Tell me the computer's NOT on the same circuit as the A/C!! Having electronics share a line with any kind of motor (mixers, vacuum cleaners) is bad, but compressors (A/C, 'fridge, etc.) are about the worst! (Well, I've heard arc welders are pretty bad, too... smile.gif ) Not only do they cause the voltage to dip and surge when they're starting, they make really nasty spikes when they shut off.
Well, it's come down to calling it quits. I'm going to sell it for parts rather than fix it. The nice thing is that it takes desktop components so if somebody has some spare parts laying around, they could put together a pretty mean laptop for cheap.
Thanks a ton for all of ya'lls help. It really did provide a lot of guidance. I'm just sad that I didn't really resolve it other than to sell it. But hey, I'll be getting a new one from a manufacturer with a 3 yr warranty. Hopefully that'll help in the future. Thanks again!