I recently convinced my mom to buy her own computer, she only wanted it for games and I was tired of fighting her off mine. I saw someone was selling a P3 for 150...i don't have all the specs with me, but it sounded pretty good and I bought a camera off him before which works great.
Anyways, i installed her fave games on there and she played it for awhile then she started getting this, the screen will go blue and it says " Hardware Malfunction, check with vendor"
Now the guy told me that I might want to reinstall Windows so I been trying to do that but the d*** thing won't boot from disc, it just does the partial reintall. I went to the BIOS and changed the sequence to CDROM and nothing. I really don't know what to do. I went to Microsoft and looked up the error i'm getting and it said to check the ram and the bios.
Has this happened to anyone before and can you give me some help/advice/encouragement. I emailed the guy i got it from and he said that maybe he deleted something while he was cleaning it up before he sold it? does this sound possible?