|I get the same error (Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.) Restart just loops back to the same error.|
I get the error with a ZOTAC GeForce 8300 AMD Motherboard, same error with a Sempron or Phenom, and with all the Windows 7 builds that I have tried. Vista, however, installs just fine.
The difference appears to be the loader. Windows 7 (and Server 2008 R2) uses a virtual-friendlier loader, while Vista uses an earlier version loader.
I tried all the tricks that I could think of, with no luck. So I will just wait for the manufacturers to come up with a solution.
On three other, all different, motherboards, Windows 7 installed, and runs with no errors.