This is not unusual for motherboards with domed or leaking capacitors. Time to look inside.
When I first turn on the computer, it usually locks up when I start up my first application or two. Doesn't matter what application it is. Only 20% of the time does it lock-up while windows is still loading.
Soon as I reboot, the problem usually goes away.
With it getting colder lately, the problem occurs almost every time.
I'm thinking that its most likely the harddrive, needing to be warm for some reason?
Any simple fixes, or just need to swap the drive?