I have a client living at a remote location that precludes onsite support. During the last few days he has reported that it takes repeated attempts to boot his computer. He sees about 12 lines of text that disappear so rapidly that he cannot read them, then he sees a black screen, no Window XP boot screen. The computer is running Windows XP SP2 with all updates, has 512MB of memory and is well-tuned. This morning, he finally got the computer to boot after about a dozen attempts.
Any thoughts about the cause of this problem will be appreciated.