[thechat] Help: Problem with PC

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Wed Jul 16 08:51:48 CDT 2003

Syed Zeeshan Haider wrote:
> Hello Experts,
> I have IE5.5SP1 on Win98SE.
> Serious problem and the story would be L O N G.
> [snip]
> I called my friend who has a bachelors degree in Computer Sciences. He
> came and started the PC but no beep and no appearance on screen.
> I told him whole of the previous story. He said "some time bomb virus has
> activated and it has burnt PC's BIOS. Maybe, you'll not be able to
> recover your C drive data at all". I keep my system always armed with
> all kinds of anti-virus weaponry (imported from USA) (I mean Norton
> antivirus and its fortnight upgrade via internet.) I told him about my
> security settings. He said that such viruses can dodge security settings
> and perhaps this was a new one.

Sounds like someone who didn't have a clue what they were doing or talking
about, and decided to bullshit to cover up that fact.

> [snip]
> I pressed the button repeatedly. Computer turned off. I pressed power
> button and computer turned on normally.

I'd guess ailing hardware.

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