Good people of Seven Forums,
The last two days have been Geek Hell for me. I finally upgraded everything in my system, and to naturally take advantage of my 16GB's of DDR3 RAM (Oh joy, oh redundant joy!) I wanted to install Windows 7 64Bit Pro which I got from my college and have burned on a CD, complete with Key and everything.
My previous PC build worked super-fine under Windows 7 32bit and I double checked th DVD of Windows 7 64bit just to make sure it was operational and fine.
Well, I go into BIOS, set my boot options for DVD, since I only have the one blank hard drive in the new PC.
Slam-bang. BOSD the precise second the "Starting Windows" graphics appear. It says "Loading Files" once really fast and twice, loading in increments from the DVD and then, without fail or mercy BOSD (I attached the files as per your directions). The insane thing is, after double checking and solo-checking every last component of my PC, I found them all to be in top form. Desperate I took the machine to service ( A huge disgrace for a hardcore nerd) where they told me that it was simply a matter of me having left in my old sata 2 HDD (right...) and simply removed it, told me they'd installed Windows 7 and uninstalled from DVD without problems (didn't ask if it was 64 bit, in hindsight, that would have been crucial) and gave it back to me.
Imagine my unholy terror and geeky dismay, when, all hopeful, I fired up the installation and got the SAME BSOD. In utterly impotent nerd-rage I called up Service and they suggested that maybe I "had a faulty DVD"? Even though I knew that wasn't the case, I was at the end of my rope. I had my old 32bit Windows disc, so I tried installing those from DVD.
And it worked.
Without fail and perfectly.
No matter what I try with 64bit though, ends in death and tears.
My PC is an Intel i5-2500K, ASUS Z68 Mobo, 16GB Ram, 560Ti GTX and the such...you get the idea. Currently I'm set up with Win32bit, so as to have access to my computer and hopefully solve this.
ANY insights would be greatly appreciated! I tried looking for similar problems around the net but didn't really find anything pertinent or cohesive...
Thank you for your time and patience with reading this!