So, I bought all I needed to build myself a new desktop, and due to some issues, thought the mobo was DOA, turns out it wasn't so all the parts sat around my house for a while. Anyways, finally got the mobo back from gigabyte, put all the parts together, and booted her up to install Windows 7 Ultimate. Got through install, up until it needs to reboot to finish installation. When it came back on, it acted like I hadn't just spent 20 minutes watching the percentage climb up to 100% finished. So, I spent about 2 hours trying to figure out why in the WORLD it would do such a thing. Trying to get it to realize that I already did most of the install. Finally got it to let me make a username and password... and BOOM, it reboots mid-typing my brand new password. Cue me getting really angry, seeing as I thought I figured it out. Thus went my sanity.
So then, I finally get my username and password made and actually get to my desktop, when, boom, guess what? Another reboot.
FInd out my roommate dropped the wrong hard drive into my hands when I was putting it all together, and the one I was using was corrupt. Okay, cool. Put in the right one... Now I can't even get it to completely install Windows 7 before it reboots again.
Weird thing, though, is that it can sit in the BIOS screen for hours, but can't get through a measly installation.
I've tried reapplying thermal paste, and I haven't seen the CPU get over 35 degrees Celsius, which I am told is a proper temperature for a CPU to get to. My next step is to check out the memory and see if it somehow got defunked while I was waiting to put this thing back together.
I just don't know what to do. I have friends that have gone through some really good IT programs that can't tell me what wrong with this freaking thing. I'm about to cry in sheer anger at the thing. Can someone offer me some kind of advice?
I don't have the specs of everything, because I am a horrible person and my roommate usually takes care of this but she's telling me I'm wrong and I don't know what to think, so now I'm doing this all on my own.
Motherboard is Gigabyte Model F2A55M-DS2, CPU is an AMD A-Series. Harddrive is Western Digital 1TB. PSU is Corsair CX600.