That's the one, unfortunately.
Ok - Then it sounds like it needs a bit of work to determine what the problem isn't then. We can do that after.
Firstly, maybe post a Hijackthis logfile to rule out software issues. Again, I will ask you to repost it in the malware section for the malware guys to look at if I see some malware there.
Hijackthis is a program that shows what programs are running / starting on your machine at boot time. You can download it Here.
Run it, then post it's results here. Also, confirm with your friend if they did reset/default the CMOS or merely just installed the software for you after building it. Perhaps inquire if it is safe to reset it again - and make sure your friend is nearby in case you run into any strife. Resetting the CMOS may cause the machine to boot from the wrong drive or whatever. It is almost always safe to do this (as all new machines come with a factory fresh CMOS) but please check first.
If I don't spot anything in the Hijackthis logfile that is obvious, then we will need to use a different method for determining what the fault is.
All computer problems have a solution - I have just done the obvious things first off.
I will check if there is a BIOS fix for that board as well.
EG: From Asus Web site - Updated BIOS version, blah, blah - Fixes: Intermittent freeze ups when using Windows MCE
That would be nice to find.
Edit -Is your web browser running every time it freezes, or it it really random ?
Edited by wwarrior, 30 December 2008 - 09:07 PM.