I've been handed a laptop to "clean-up", it appears to be infested with spyware and various limewire type downloads.
It had a habit of randomly shutting down after 30 seconds, BSODs if cables connected and so forth.
I've booted into safe mode, installed CCleaner, did a quick cleanup of the registry and removed a load of temporary files. Next I installed Avast antivirus and hey presto it found a substantial amount of trojans and other such nasties.
Rebooted, then once again it switched off, only this time I can't get it to switch back on. When I press the power button the blue "lightning bolt" LED flashes, but nothing happens.
I have a similar laptop at home, the dv6000 and I've had the same problems. I bought a new power lead which let me boot it up but then it stopped again.
Is there anything I can do? Or was it pretty much the last nail in the coffin? Seems quite common for this model to short out on the motherboard