Nah, sounds like your tracking system is throughing out error strings down the modem bus. You need to hold down the 'TAB' key when powering up the PC. This will send a '0100100' through the tracking system, fixing the problem. Sound like you might need a new power supply too.
Nah, I think the top read / write head on the hard drive was on his LAN when he turned of his PC , which caused the bus to go too fast and it crashed