**Thanks for relocating to the correct forum**
I am using the DVD to install. It seems that I have a write / reference problem to the HD.
This is fairly barebones. 1 HD, 1 DVD. On the intial install I have an IDE drive / Slave that I was going to recover files from after OS install on new SATA drive - failed install and I reset bios, cmos and pulled battery over night to start fresh yesterday