I'm really bummed out, I tried to help my sister out and restore her laptop to the original form. I started with burning the DVD's from the restore partition, then ran them to restore the laptop to it's original state. All was well then I ran all my windows updates, and put avast antivirus on it. The only internet usage was to microsoft, and avast websites. Updated avast then ran it. Went down stairs for a second and as I was coming back I heard avast go off saying "Trojan" and as I got within view I could see the word trojan flashing and poof, the the computer turned off. Now when I hit the power button I get nothing but three flashes from the AC led, no beaps no post, no fans.
I'm feeling like somehow their was a virus that got embedded on the restore partition, and when I burned the DVD's it planted itsself onto them, then onto the newly restored HD. I'm not even sure if this is possible, but sounds logical since I was only connected to the internet for 30 minutes or less, and only went to Microsoft to update the machine, and avast to put an anti virus on it.
Any help on what you might think the problem is or a fix would be great. I'm hoping the mobo isn't toast but I might be headed in that direction.
(other background info) The laptop was my sisters boyfriends who is an idiot when it comes to working on or with any computer. It had two anti-virus's on it an neither was up-to-date, plus it had a plethera of ad-ware and spyware, and I'm sure went to the darkest depths of the internet and back again before I got my hands on it.
HP Pavilion dv2000
AMD Turion 64 x2