FRAT warning...but I give the todays internets award to the person that sticks with me
I've had my neighbors emachine T3092 for 4 freakin weeks now and cant find the problem. Its a pretty new computer, I'd say maybe 2 years old. The computer runs fine for the first 15-20 and even 30 minutes then BAM!!!! Blue screen of death and reboot.
I checked the fans and they are working fine. Its a built in video card and its not doing any real processing so chances are its not overheating. I updated all the drivers to make sure they are the latest and greatest. I haven't changed any hardware components because I need some clue as to what could cause this problem. The blue screen suggests a bad driver or firmware.
I paid 60 bucks for a new bios from www.esupport.com and flashed the bios. Cool, new bios, should fix the instability problem. Nope, it made things worse. I went into the BIOS and saved it to the CMOS. Now it does a single long beep over and over and over. They sent me a brand new BIOS chip and it did the same thing as the first one did. Now my neighbor is cranky, wants his computer back and I dont have it fixed.