Computer Locks Up While Booting From HDD


Meowcat McMeow

I'm in the process of installing Windows 7 on my PC. Everything goes absolutely perfectly, until I boot into the fresh install for the first time. The computer will lock up completely, and any attached HID devices immediately shut down. Literally everything else stays on though. This has been happening for a few years now, over which time I tried replacing the hard drive, applying new thermal compound to the CPU heatsink, using a light-weight Linux operating system, and none of these did anything. I would try updating the BIOS, but I can't get my computer to be stable long enough to do that. I'm at a complete loss as to what to try next.

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