Hi, I've been trawling this forum for a couple of days not picking up bits here and there so thanks to everybody.
I'm at my wits end now though, After several attempts at installing Win 7 RC (64bit) I realised it wouldn't let me becasue I hadn't added the latest drivers
for my motherboard. Now it appears to have installed but whenever windows starts, it reboots at the point where the first 'red dot' appears (the four colours swirl in to make the window).
I ran in safe mode and it appears to reboot whenever it gets as far as 'system32/drivers/disk.sys'
I have installed to three different HDD, both IDE and SATA. All clean before the start. I've used an IDE DVD drive and a USB external, and my BIOS is totally up to date. I've now striped the PC of everything none essential.
The latest drivers for the motherboard are the Vista 64bit variety because there are no windows 7 drivers (that I could see).
If you can help, I'm eternally grateful. Tempted to go out and buy a new motherboard in the hope it will work but I'm not going to let this beat me
Asus M2A-VM HDMI (minus the HDMI riser)
1x Sata 320Gb HDD
IDE DVD burner
2Gb DDR2 800MHz
P.S. I also obtained a copy of the 90day release version of 64bit Ultimate, which a friend has successfully installed on his Vista laptop. I've tried installing this with all the same configs and same problem every time.