So I built a machine at work for a user -- Albatron 865 motherboard, Kingston memory, Intel 1.8GHz chip.
Install Windows XP on it, and the whole install goes fine. Not a single glitch. Add it to the domain during and all that, but then it freezes up, totally locks up, when Windows XP gets to the "Please wait" screen after the install -- or, at most, to the "Network Identification" wizard screen.
It never gets beyond this point -- hard-locks. No mouse or keyboard input possible.
I have never seen this before -- any ideas? What's weird is that it installs just fine, and then always locks at this point.