My PC had a BOOTMGR problem on boot-up and it wouldn't fix through the command prompt fixes. (fixmbr, rebuildbcd, chkdsk) So I thought I'd do a clean install. I formatted everything on the drive, and continued to do the installation. (Installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) What ended up happening was, the files were corrupted or missing, but what I didn't understand was that the CD was OEM that came with the computer. The computer had that version of Windows before I formatted.
I was previously having S.M.A.R.T pop up on start-up, prompting me to push F1 to continue, but I disabled it because I thought it was annoying and found no problems with my hard drive until now. I accidentally cut into the S-ATA cord from the CD-Drive to the motherboard, but it's still intact. I thought that was the case, so I tried installing from USB and that didn't work either, ended the same way.
I've tried leaving only one stick of RAM intact (2GB) out of 4GB and taking out the battery on the motherboard, using the VGA output on my old GFX card, none of which solved the problem.
How exactly do I fix this? By fix, I mean let Windows install without any problem.
Motherboard: ASUS M4N68T-M V2
Core: AMD Phenom II 840 3.2ghz Quad Core
Graphics: ATI Radeon 5450 (512mb, currently intact)/ATI Radeon 6950 (Not intact, as it doesn't have VGA output)
RAM: 2 x 2GB
(I put this under the wrong category, please fix)