|OK well reset bios to CD first followed by HDD.|
Is this a new clean drive or are you re-installing after a crash of some kind?
If re-installing are you using a retail install disk or an OEM restore disk? Did you remove the original partition and set up a new partition/format prior to attempting installation?
If you are re-installing following a crash then I suggest you might like to download a diagnostic tool from the maker of your harddrive and test the drive integrity before continuing with installation attempts.
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