I offered to fix a coworker's son's PC, and thought that it was a simply spyware/adware job. Unfortunately, there seems to be more hardware problems.
When I first got the PC, I tried MSCONFIG with a limited startup, and found the PC freezing (literally, everything just freezes - no blue screen or restart). I tried a few basic software utilities (Everest, etc.) without success. The freezing seemed independent of any action taken on the PC.
I tried to swap out the harddrive with a known working hd, and was surprised - I started the PC, and got 3 longish beeps. I have googled this, and it suggested memory problems. Does anyone know more about this? I replaced the original hd without success.
How would you troubleshoot this?
Thanks much -