I recently upgraded to an Athalon Socket A 850 with a Soyo k7VTA motherboard. The problem I was (is) having is that during the installation of Windows 2000 Server or after installing Windows 98/95 (I tried all 3 on a formatted drive) my machine freezes up. Over a period of 2 days, I swapped everything out, ram, keyboard, mouse, video, harddrive, power supply, I mean everything down to just the board, ram and a video card (PCI, AGP & even an ISA). I did several virus checks with updated definitations as well as Symantec's free online scanner. I also cleared the CMOS and disabled virtually everything in the BIOS (I even swapped out the BIOS chip). I was thinking it was a hardware problem (or cooling), but I can run scandisk in DOS and it runs fine for hours.
Now, here is the weird part. I hooked up my drive to another system, installed Windows 2K Server, then plugged the drive back into the problem machine. It doesn't freeze. I don't see any IRQ conflicts either.
Does anyone have a clue about what is going on?