Anyways, on to the problem. I use Windows XP Pro SP2 on the problematic computer. This started yesterday when I turned on my computer and logged in. The computer crashed just minutes after I logged in, and it displayed a blue screen message that's similar to the following:
Call your hardware vendor for support.
* The system has halted. *
I was forced to turn the computer off using the power button. I turned the computer on again after a few seconds, but the computer immediately crashed after I logged in and displayed the same blue screen error. After that, I turned on the computer but nothing was displaying on the screen. I also noticed that only the fans seemed to have turned on and the rest of the computer wasn't booting up. Frustrated, I turned the computer back off again and unplugged it's power. I turned the computer again an hour later and managed to get on to Safe Mode. I checked the Event Viewer but there were no errors or any entries listed during the time of the crash. The computer crashed again after a few minutes, showing the same blue screen error. Again, I was unable to use the computer again after that, since the screen was blank and it seemed that only the fans turned on. Today, I turned the computer on and managed to use it for thirty minutes before it crashed. Then I was unable to use the computer again (screen doesn't show anything, only the fans turn on).
I've tried Googling my problem but the error message seems to be generic for several hardware problems. I believe that it wasn't caused by malware, since all scans came up clean before this incident. I have a feeling that it might have something to do with the power supply or overheating, but I'm not sure.
Any help? Thanks.