Short story: XP pro freezes at start up. I've already tried a couple reinstalls... Long story: I noticed on Sunday that my CPU was doing weird things... it's was reporting false temps (212c, yes c), and the clocks kept "changing" (it would say from 2.4, to 6.8, then to 2.6, just randomly). i thought maybe my mobo's driver's (EVGA 790i ULTRA) needed updating, so I downloaded the latest drivers, and tried to install them. I got this weird error saying that it could not create the file necessary to install the drives. So, I dug up the Driver disc that came with it, downloaded the latest BIOS (PO7) and put them on a disc as an ISO. I reinstalled the old drivers (I had never installed them other than the on-board sound drivers, since I'm using an Intel NIC), which went fine. I then did the restart, just like it asked. system posted, got to the black screen with the windows logo and scrolling green bar, it then went to black completely, where it should have went to the log in screen... and froze there... So, I figure maybe I need to flash my BIOS, which I was expecting as a possible requirement, So, I boot up the BIOS CD, and flashed my BIOS successfully, I cleared CMOS, and started back up, no dice, still getting stuck in the same place. I then boot up the windows install disc, and try to do the first repair option (the one which requires the original admin Pass word, the one you assign when you first install windows, which I've forgotten. so I continue onto doing another repair, one where it it check the drive for errors, and fixes them. it finds a few errors, fixes them. I reboot, get to my desktop, and I figure problem's solved. nope. none of the icon works, my mouse moves, and the CD drive is not recognized. I tried starting the internet (firefox, IE, and chrome) using task manager, but "I do not have a network connection". So, nothing I could really do. I have all my files backed up, so I format my Windows at this point, and the rest of the drive, and do a fresh reinstall (purposefully neglecting to assign a windows admin password). I get it installed, get to the desk top just fine, and everything is working (or at least everything on my computer). it's 2 am at this point, so I decide to get some rest. the next day, I start recovering my files from my back drive, install my mobo drivers (all of them), along with my security software. I activate windows, and it starts downloading updates. I get the updates installed, except IE7, which freezes during install. I then do a restart. and I end up freezing at the windows splash screen where it says "windows is starting". I just did another reinstall last night. does anyone know whats wrong? please help! I need to get at my home work!