I came home to find my computer frozen at the screensaver.
I forced a restart, and it froze at the regular Windows start up. Sometimes it would launch completely, and then freeze pretty soon after. Other times it would be at the Windows loading graphic.
I ran in safe mode and it froze on
crcdisk.sys every single time.
I reformatted to rule out software issues. That did not fix the issue. During the Windows installation it freezes, usually when the installation has started.
I bought and plugged in a new hard drive, gave my computer a good dusting and attempted to install Windows again. That did not help either; now it freezes as soon as the Windows installation window opens.
Any ideas on how to fix this?