This problem is on the AMD machine in my sig.
Ok so what happens is on the first bios screen that pops up when I press the power button it freezes and says somethign like "CPUID: and then a bunch of numbers" which I have never ever seen before, and it freezes like that for about 15 to 20 seconds then everything goes by normal, until it reaches time to load windows, the screen just goes black and freezes that way until I shut off or restart the comp. So I try to reset bios with a jumper, that did nothing, disabled SMART, nada, Restored fail safe defaults, and Optimal defaults still the same.
At this point I say alright well I have no other choice but to restore, so I change the boot priority to CD rom, so I can boot up the OS CD, it asks press any key to boot cd, so I do and it gives me the message " Failed to load Operating System". So i say alright forget Windows and I pop in my Ubuntu 7.10 CD, that loads up the live CD just fine, I reformat the hard drive everythign goes well, then it starts loading up the files and after 10%, it gives me some huge error with numbers so im clueless.
SOOOO whats up????
Sorry for the long post, any help would be appreciated.