i think he has a power supply issue. i suggest purchase an antec 350/400 watt unit and splurge that $100 on it. those cheap $25/$50 cases with humasakkayoto psu's that claim to handle 300/350 watts. pffft!
Yes, bad PSU (or other failing hardware) is certainly possibile, but the original post implied that the problems just started recently. Marginal PSUs generally seem to be unstable from the get-go, or fail outright after a while. It just seemed to me like a virus was more likely in this case.
I agree, Antec TruePower PSUs are decent. $100 seems a little high though? NewEgg has the Antec TruePower 380W for $70.
i claim this to be true, cuz the same thing yer experiencing that everyone is blaming it on a virus is not true, cuz you have reformatted and fdisked and everything above, it's definately a PSU issue. period. end of story.
Well he definitely was
infected at some point, he said the virus scan found 3 infected files. And if he reformatted but reconnected to the Internet without installing the Blaster/Wehchia patch, he's almost certainly infected again. It only takes a few minutes if you have an unpatched system on a broadband connection.
And Buub already suggested that it might be the PSU, in the post immediately preceeding yours.