I've read through various similar threads but can't seem to get it going. So I thought a new thread specific to my machine/problem might help. Some info beforehand. Laptop did have Vista Basic x86 on it, now want to install Windows 7 x86 SP1 on it. It's a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO La1703 - not modified since purchase Product description Fujitsu Siemens Amilo La 1703 CPU / Processor AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core Mobile TL50 (1.6GHz) Hard Drive Size 160 GB SATA hard drive 5400 rpm RAM / Memory Size 1024 MB / 1Gb DDR2 Optical Drive(s) DVD Writer Multi Format (+/-R +/-RW) Double Layer Network / Connectivity 56k Modem, 10/100, Integrated Wi-fi Wireless Capability Audio / Sound 16 bit Sound / Built in Speaker Screen 15.4 Inch CrystalView Widescreen Additional 2x USB, Ac Adaptor, Battery, UK Keyboard Condition Brand New Battery Li-Ion Battery - 4 Cells/2200mAh • How many internal hard drives (HD) are connected to your system? 1 • How many DVD drives are connected to your system? 1 • Any external HDs used? No • Have you pre-formatted the HD? I've formatted the Partition I want to install Win 7 on • Which build number and version of Windows 7 are you installing? Win 7 Enterprise x86 SP1. Not sure of build number. Installation Media • Using a USB key? Yes (used Win 7 USB Tool) There is the WinRE partition, the System partition which is formatted and the one I'm trying to install Win 7 on, and the DATA partition which is pretty much empty. System partition formatted via Win 7 install console. Hardly used the laptop so pretty much no data or programs installed on it. I have formatted the partition I want to install Windows 7 on. It crashes on the first restart but when hard resetting and rebooting it continues to install no problem, but hangs on Completing installation (mouse cursor still moves and dots are moving). I've left it alone for an hour but no success, laptop is very silent, no HD noise, slight fan noise. Done this three times now. Any ideas? Need anymore info from me? Thanks for any assistance.