It sucks for him that his mother board appears to have failed but on the other hand it is kind of cool because I get to show him how do a few things. Luckily it is a laptop he bought off of a friend of his for only 100$.
With him having graduated last year and working I don't get to see him as much as I would like so in strange way I am happy his laptop took a turn for the worse.
The weird thing is just before I got a call from my sister about my niece's laptop, my brother had left me a message about is desktop having what sounded like the fbi ransomware virus. He managed to restore it to an earlier time before I was awake and called him back. That appears to have circumvented his issue but I wonder if it really did or it is laying in wait for a chance to bounce back.
I was a little disappointed because that is the second time someone had that particular issue and resolved it the same way before I got a chance to face off with it.
In between the family issues a co worker called as well with his laptop being on the fritz with similar child related game downloading issues. That one was something not quite as pesky as my niece's you helped me with. I was able to get it back in good working order. It probably could have used a deeper look using tools I am not skilled at using yet, but he is happy so I am happy.