I am actually really stuck with this issue. I tried to reinstall F16, but run into exactly the same issue. This is very strange, as I was using F16 for 6 months and then just upgraded it onto F17 and running it there also without any problems. Since this event occurs on my system, it really looks like most mondern linux distribution having similiar issues on my system. I went to Gentoo and everything is running fine here. So I had serious doubt about this being a hardware issue, but not having the time to seriously debugging this issue.
I just got a call from a friend, having exactly the same issue than me. His F17 is not booting anymore and going into a out-of-sync directly after the kernel is loaded. Nothing else seems to work out... no recovery, nothing. The system is completely different... just intel based, but other generation, no ssd, etc. The only common stuff is, that we are both having a Nvidia 560 GTX. However, in 1:10 times he gets an error trace.
For me the issue is still very strange as I don't understand it completely and also not, why its not a common issue. The issue linked here for the 580 GTX shall not occur on my system with a F16. However, I am not even able to revert back to it to avoid the issue. It seems like some state is set, that is causing the issue and prevent the latest linux distributions to fail. Once a old system with plain equipment like Gentoo is running, no error can be observed. Not sure, if Fedora will work now. I am fully running out of ideas and really looking forward for any help.
I am attaching the photos from my friend he took with a cam. I am really open for any help.
At least the issue at the friends computer seems to be reported at: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=830432
. As the reporter having the same chip as I, I assume that I am having a similiar issue.