First off, when I boot up, it doesn't recognize my wired USB keyboard - a cheap little wired keyboard. There aren't any lights indicating data transfer between the computer and my keyboard, but what's odd is that it will let me enter BIOS and go to the screen that allows me to select my boot device, but once I enter either option, it no longer functions. It won't let me use the arrow keys or enter to select anything, ending in me having to restart.
I saw one tip to plug it in after the PC is on, before the PC is on, using a USB-powered USB hub as a buffer, PS/2-USB adapter for the keyboard...none of it works. I still get the same thing.
This leads to my second biggest concern, the main issue I'm trying to fix.
When initial startup is finished and Windows goes into the Windows loading bar to start Vista, my screen flashes with an indecipherable blue screen for a fraction of a second then restarts from the beginning.
Where the real mind f*ck comes in is that when my friend (who is a Microsoft-certified tech and all) booted my PC at the store, it worked perfectly fine. Got to desktop, worked great. I bring it home (paying careful attention as to how I treat my "baby"), plug it in, and it does exactly what I described above. Any ideas?
I'm going to post my hardware just in case to see if you guys can see any hardware conflicts immediately:
MB: Gigabyte AMD AM2 GA-M59SLI-S5
VC: nVidia GeForce 8800 GT Overclocked
RAM: OCZ DDR2 PC2-8800 (2x2GB)
P: AMD Athlon 64 3.36ghZ (don't know model, sorry)
I just use a standard heat sink/cooling fan combo for the processor and my power supply is a 700W OCZ, as well.
Thanks for any help, guys!