Every mobo reacts differently. Try 2gb of RAM for install first.
Next try wiping the target partition using free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Check also whether the Recov partition is marked Active. If not, create and format NTFS primary the install partition, Modify>Set to Active in PW. Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
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