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and this happens even with the install cd.

My laptop is a DELL M65 and the diagnostics say everything is correct. Memory, disk, irqs, etc.

The diagnostics CD loads fine and I can run the tests, but every windows install cd hangs the machine. a Minimal linux distro loads fine too.

I had tryed safe mode, currently the hard disk is brand new but the install cd freeze in the same place.

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So there is no OS installed on the system? Is there a recovery partition on the hard drive? Have you tried reinstalling the system from it? –  Leonardo Nov 27 '09 at 7:57

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The problem was a defective CPU.

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