1. Examine the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for other recent errors that might give further clues. To do this, launch EventVwr.msc from a Run box; or open Administrative Tools in the Control Panel then launch Event Viewer.
2. Run hardware diagnostics supplied by the manufacturer.
3. Make sure device drivers and system BIOS are up-to-date.
4. However, if youve installed new drivers just before the problem appeared, try rolling them back to the older ones.
5. Open the box and make sure all hardware is correctly installed, well seated, and solidly connected.
6. Check for viruses.
7. Investigate recently added software.
8. Examine (and try disabling) BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing (quote
how do I do this.. the computer won't do anything? maybe put the harddrive in another computer and check what's on it?