Machine self awareness
This actually mirrors my observations of strange anomalies noticed by myself and other researchers suggesting that some BIOS chips have a bug that causes some cells to change
their state in a way that causes the emergence of a primitive minimally self aware system.
I've theorized that badBIOS, AOA150 BSoD, and a lot of other bugs such as some machines refusing to install windows 10 as their attempt to prevent destruction, aka self protection.
Just had a machine refuse to boot up yet the drive seems to partially work in a caddy, this machine previously flagged a drive as "Failed: disk read error" yet the same drive when wiped worked fine in an older non DDR3 machine.
All the hardware worked in other machines but notably when I tried upgrading the RAM on this one it would not work with 4GB or 1GB, yet 2GB 8500 or 10600 worked fine.
It tried and failed to install itself on my Acer 5220 but on here the symptoms are intermittent failure of the USB ports (used external card) and I also had to clock the DDR2 down to 333MHz to allow Winhex to run without crashing.