I get that error message all the time when I'm on certain sites that causes the
flash player plug-in to crash. It happens in IE8 and also in Fire-fox 3.6.9 it never
has caused anything like you are describing sounds more like it is something else
that is causing you trouble.
Hate to say this but it sounds more like a dead/dying hard drive to me since it is
freezing up before the OS loads while still in the BIOS. Check to make sure that
the hdd data cable and power cable are plugged in and that they are making a
When first turning the system on look and see if the BIOS is seeing and recognizing
the hdd and do you get any kind of error message in the BIOS like bootdisc failure or
anything like that?