List,\n\nMB: ga-ep45-ud3r\nCPU: Intel LGA 775 E7600 C2Duo running at stock speed\nRAM: 2x2GB at 800 MHz\n\nUsing latest bios (F11) memtest86+ passes fine.\n\nI might have some bad bios settings that are fouling up virtual\nmachine installs.\n\nBare metal installs are flawless.\nWinxp sp3, Centos 5.4, and OpenSuSE 11.2 all installed and run fine.\n\nI moved on to some Virtual Machine installs in Centos and Opensuse.\nUsing qemu-kvm, Winxp sp3 installed/runs easily and quickly.\n\nAll joy stopped when I tried to install Win7. It fails to install in\nunder kvm in both Centos and Opensuse.\nMoreover it fails in exactly the same place: when the Desktop opens\nafter the 3rd boot. The\nkvm log shows the same error 0x000821 unhandled VM exception\n\nAfter trying with 2 different OS installs (& Opensuse has very up-2-\ndate builds of kvm) I suspect that\nthe trouble is in my setup and specifically the bios.\n\nSo far only C1|CE and EIST are disabled (Adv. Menu). Next I will try\nand disable the C state values and try again.\n\nIf anyone else has similar experience good or bad, chime in.