I'm building a PC for a friend and will post the specs below. The issue is, on a clean install, the PC boots fine and loads to the desktop. Within the first minute of the PC booting, the HDD light goes on solid, and it seems that Windows Explorer hangs. I can still move the mouse cursor around, but I can't click on anything. If I let it sit for a minute or two, it seems to be fine. I have all drivers
updated, and absolutely no software installed. I did install MSE and run a scan, but that came up clean (the problem existed before and after install). All Windows Updates are applied, and the problem existing before and after them. I'm not sure what else I should be doing to diagnose this.
AMD FX4100 proc
4 GB MicroCenter brand memory
WD 2500KS HDD
ATI Radeon 4350