I did a build using mostly used components
Used: Antec 900 Case
ASUS Rampage II Genie
OCZ 1333 RAM 2 Sticks
OCZ SSD 90GB
XFX HD 5770 GPU
Windows 7 Pro 64bit OS Disc
New: DVD Drives
HDD 500GB Seagate
This build would hang at installation. Never getting past Windows 7 screen
Thought everything was bad including the OS Disc so I tried an OS Disc that I knew was working and it got to Format disks before it hung.
I pulled a RAM Stick out of the third slot, and installed another HDD (I had sent it back for a replacement) and then I disconnected the SSD and tried to install the known good OS Disc on the new HDD.
It worked! Formatted/Partitioned all OK.
Not wanting this OS disc in this build, I then disconnected the HDD, hooked up the SSD and tried to install the first (suspected scratched) OS Disc.
Great again! It loaded and formatted fine.
Now it won't accept the product code. Says invalid product key
Windows 7 won't allow me to wipe the HDD clean because it is being used and has an OS on it.
I can't do a Command Prompt Disk format/partition following the instructions because I don't get the screens that the instructions say appear.
Ready to shoot somebody.
Really the most unfriendly OS out right now. It's like they want to emulate the Federal Gov't with all the "your not able to help yourself so we we'll make a dozen new safety measures /laws to keep you from hurting yourself" crap!
Links I have tried to help me out are: Command Prompt at Startup Advanced Boot Options Safe Mode Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version Unable to format a system drive?
I need help bad.