Well about a month ago i bought a new processor, motherboard and RAM for my computer. It worked fine till now. Today i decided to plug in an old hard drive i had from my previous build so that i could use it for things that i wouldnt want to delete if i wanted to reinstall windows. When i hooked it up to the computer and turned it on my computer froze at the Asus logo screen that gives you the options to go to BIOS and so on. When it froze i sayd screw it and decided not to use the hard drive. Then i hooked the sistem up normal as it was be4 and restarted the computer and it kept freezing at the same spot. I tried runing it with only the basic components, i tried reseting the bios and even formated the other hard drive hoping it would resolve my issue.
Well and the computer still freezes at the same point no mather what i try, sometimes the monitor is black with a little horizontal line flashing in the top left corner and sometimes it gets to the point where it freezes. The keyboard seems to be working because if i hold the delete button which should get me into bios it just goes to a screen that says American Megatrends and my CPU and Ram specs and there it seems to freeze at "Initializing USB controllers..".
CPU: AMD FX-6100 3,3GHz (6-cores)
Motherboard: ASUS m5a88-m
Graphics card: Gygabite geforce GT220, 1GB
Ram: Patriot DDR3, 4GB, 1600MHz (1 stick)
Power supply: Inter-Tech SL-500
Hard drive: Western digital WD6400AAVS Caviar green(640GB)
Chances are you have a rootkit/bootkit on your old drive formatting no longer gets rid of some rootkit/bootkit
best thing to do if you have access to another pc is to download kaspersky rescue cd and scan your drives.
Make sure you boot from cd first.
There are bootkits that can get into the bios looks like that is the possible cause.
If you can re-flash your bios it should clear up your problems.
OK, i tried restarting again and it seemed to go past the Asus logo screen where you pick to enter bios, but now it gives me the error on the American Megatrends screen "Chassis intruded, Fatal error...system halted"