Trouble with Win 7 instal on new custom PC

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
March 14, 2010 at 07:29:01
Specs: Windows 7 Full Retail
I recently built my own computer with all new parts. I am 100% positive everything is hooked up correctly and have gone through all my connections five times. I have set the BIOS settings to factory defaults and tried to boot to the Windows 7 CD. Everything boots fine, it skips the hard drive and boots right to the Windows 7 CD. The screen says it's "Loading windows setup files" on a black screen, then goes to "Windows is starting up." Now instead of going to a setup screen to install the OS, it goes to a screen where it looks like there should be users listed to log on to but is blank. I've tried both the 32-bit and 64-bit CDs but to no avail. Windows recognizes the hard drive in the BIOS, and it is brand new out of the box. The Windows 7 is the full version, not the upgrade, and I cannot install it to the hard drive, please help me out, I want to use my new computer haha.

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#1
March 14, 2010 at 09:25:06
List your full system specifications.

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#2
March 14, 2010 at 10:46:39
1st thing to do is to remove all the peripherals from the machine, leaving only the mouse and key board attached.
try to install.
check memory sticks, if you have 2-4 try 1 stick,
try to install. then two.etc
check that your hard drive is set to ide in bios, if its set to raid you may have to install extra drivers.
try to install.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
March 14, 2010 at 11:53:41
Well I hate to have wasted the few minutes you have spent on this issue of mine, but turns out that I had a bad stick of RAM which was shutting down the computer at a certain point during boot and start up of the windows 7 start up disc. I put in some older stuff I had around and sure enough I got it up and running now. Thanks anyways.

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#4
March 17, 2010 at 07:58:06
Fabrycki06,
The least you can do is thank response 2 for bringing that to your attention. People here all help for free and a thanks does help alot.

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#5
March 18, 2010 at 00:45:03
I resolved the problem before they responded to me and explained my situation, apologizing for wasting their time, and then thanked them anyways. It's all in the reply.

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