My Toshiba Satellite M40 (canadian version) laptop showed a message of an error and completely froze up. I thought that this is a Windows XP problem and tried to reinstall windows. When I started installing windows it froze up again on the 35-38 minute of installation process, just before windows was supposed to boot. It tried several times after, and had the same problem. I also tried to install different versions of Windows, such as Server 2003 and Windows 2000, and got the same result. I even tried to install Linux Ubuntu, but it froze up during the installation process.
I replaced RAM and even hard drive, but this did not solve the problem. The diagnostic tools that I used also did not show any problems with the hardware.
What do you think is the problem? Should I flash BIOS?