I've been trying to install Windows 7 on a brand new computer. It's running RAID 0, and I'm using the latest drivers
from my motherboard manufacturer.
Starting up the installation seems to work fine. It goes through the first phase of installation where I choose which partition I want to use, and it starts to copy files from the dvd, yada yada yada. After the "installing updates" section, a window pops up with the following message:
"Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation. To install Windows, restart the installation."
It then kicks me back to the start of installation. If I start the install again, it does the same thing. If I reboot and restart installation, also the same.
If I try a startup repair, I get a message saying that Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
I've tried this on two builds--7000 and 7077. Both have the same result.
Here are my specs:
AMD Phenom II 940 X4 Black
Asus M4A79 Deluxe board
Crucial 4GB RAM
ATI Radeon 4870
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB x 2 (in RAID 0)