So I installed it again, I think the problem here is that I'm installing over VISTA (or any previous OS), and it's causing some sort of confusion? I have no idea. However, I reformatted my spare partition again, and now reinstalling windows 7 on that. When I'm done, I will transfer any files I need over and then format my main drive (which will then become the secondary partition).
any idea what's causing this verifying DMI pool data (from the installation)?