I'm getting a very strange installation issue. I was hoping someone could shed some light on my problem.
To start with, I'm using a Windows 7 v7000 installer disk. I'm confident that this installer is good, because I've already set up my gaming machine with it.
Now I want to install Windows 7 on my home theater PC. The components are as follows:
ASUS P5N-EM HDMI
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz
Western Digital HD
2 GB of Ram
I am able to install windows Vista on this machine with out a problem.
This is what happens when I attempt to install windows 7:
Everything appears to load off of the DVD drive. I go through "Copying Files," "Expanding Files," "Installing Features," and "installing Updates." Then the machine reboots.
The installer continues to behave as expected, with "setup is updating registry settings." Then it reboots again... This is where the Sh*t hits the fan...
After the reboot, it takes me into a black screen "Windows Error Recovery." If I ask the machine to start up normal, it immediately reboots again, returning to another "Windows Error Recovery" screen. It will repeat this cycle forever.
If I ask it to start in Safe Mode, then I get the following error message: "Windows cannon complete installation in safe mode. To continue installing windows restart the computer."
I'm at a loss. I even downloaded build 7022, and the problem still persists. I would greatly appreciate any help in the matter.