This isn't my machine that is having this issue but the person that I am fixing it for isn't exactly the most Savvy with technologies so I figured I'd come and ask for the pro's help to get this figured out.
From what he says, he was playing WoW the other day and was in a zone where the graphics aren't too heavy or demanding on the machine but it is one of the newest zones so it does look pretty. Well, he walked around a corner only to have his Graphics card puke all over the HDTV that he uses as his monitor. Broken, miscolored geometry falling out of what would be the normal graphics, sound froze and stuck in a loop and the colors continued to freak out. He shut it down needless to say and tried to turn it back on, from there he says that it got to Windows 7 Loading screen and that took about 4-5 minutes to finish up which is abnormally long and then once it got to where it loads up his desktop normally the machine just shut down and would not go past that as he tried multiple times.
Now, I just put this machine together for him about 3 months ago and there shouldn't be any issues with the hardware that I am aware of. I don't currently have all of the specs on me at this moment but I will say what I know he has in there which I know the graphics card is an Nvidia 8600 GTS, Window 7 Home edition and I'll have to list more later.
Well, he brought it over to me and I booted her up in Safe Mode and uninstalled the Video Card Drivers
and rebooted it, it automatically installed the drivers again in normal mode and made me reboot. Still took absolutely forever to boot up, 5-10 minutes I'd say. This fixed most of the graphics freaking out on the desktop but the computer is still hellishly slow.
Any ideas on how we can get him back up to speed because as it is now, it's ridiculous and I sort of need him up to speed so he can heal me in raids this week =P