I thought I had heard it all. This is a new one on me. Quite Ouija of him.
Number one keep your brother away from this in the future.
Two, see if it boots to safe mode.
If you can't boot to safe mode then boot to a Vista DVD and try the repair feature.
Right now I suspect it is software but it would be hardware but work on software repair first.
1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.