Well, I have gotten a new harddisk, all clean with nothing on it. I have then proceeded to try and install Windows XP Professional without any luck, as it loads all the devices and so on, and when it gets to "Setup is loading Windows..." it stops responding.
I then tried, during its initializing, to press F5 and select the other method of installation, but to no avail.
So, after playing around with that, I decided to go get Vista Ultimate 64bit, and checked to see if that would do anything, in case of a faulty disc. Needless to say, it gets to "Windows is loading files...", loads the whole bar and then stops responding.
Is there anything I can do to fix that problem so that I may install an operating system?
Like I said, the harddisk is clean with nothing on it. I have also updated my BIOS so that it now recognizes my CPU.
EDIT: I should add as well, that the new harddisk is a SerialATA harddisk. In the BIOS it is configured to work as IDE though, not RAID.
EDIT EDIT: I am thinking it may be the RAM timings, since in the BIOS (which is set to auto) says:
DRAM Timing Control AUTO
1st information: 7-7-7-20-4-60-10-5
2nd information: 8-5-6-5-7-4-7
But my RAM sticks have a search timing of CL7 (7-7-7-24). Can that have anything to do with it? I have read about some people saying that their motherboards gave them odd timings. I should mention that my RAM sticks are Dual Channel and DDR3.
Update: Okay, so I changed the timings and it made the loading bar for the Vista install hang at around 95%, but sometimes it would go load the full and then stop. I then removed one RAM stick and it allowed it to go further and I saw the Microsoft Corporation logo, as well as the moving green bars. When they were loaded it went to a black screen.
Edited by Guthra, 23 July 2008 - 03:36 AM.