I've noticed two problems which may or may not be inter-related.
- Windows 7 does not start; it freezes on a black screen after the logo splash screen. It can, however, load in safe mode with networking.
- With or without the hard drive, there is a screen after the initial boot with many zeroes in a diagonal and other text is skewed (see picture):
This started happening after a Windows crash and reboot. I have not yet tried loading an OS with a Live CD. The motherboard is an EVGA P55 LE for Intel's LGA 1156.
Is the BIOS strangeness the cause of the Windows 7 problem? If so, what could fix this problem before I try to reinstall Windows?