Comment 36 for bug 254326

I have the same issue here
BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 61s!

When I boot the computer from a fresh install I get this. Sometimes if I let go it will go through but sometimes it won't???
When it goes through I can use Ubuntu like if there was no problem.
I can hear sort of a noise coming from the HD but the activity led does not flash.

Why is this happening.

I'm using old P4 3.0Ghz HT HP Media Center PC m1170n.