So I have searched around and none of the solutions worked, but let me get to the basics: DFI LanPark DK 790 FX Motherboard 3.2 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64 bit processor 4 GB DDR2 RAM Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS Video card with 720 MB Ram Hard drives: Western Digital Raptor @ 70 GB (going to be used as the OS drive) Western Digital Caviar @ 80 GB Maxtor 120 GB IDE drive (the other 2 are both SATA drives) Sony DVD R/RW Drive using onboard audio Okay so I am running a fresh, clean install (the only "information" is on the IDE drive, and that's my backup for iTunes and Steam) using the Windows 7 Ultimate DVD. The DVD kept hanging @ "completing installation", so I took it to my laptop, and using the instructions on here, made a bootable flash drive. I just tried completing installation from the bootable flash, and it still hangs at that step. When it hangs, it's in a locked up state.. I can't even press Shift + F10 (nothing happens). Also, the CD correctly makes the "System Allocated" section on the drive. Also, i removed all USB drives, and am running both a PS/2 mouse and keyboard. not much more to say.. if you need anything let me know! Hopefully this gets resolved as I removed XP and have no OS on here =( Thanks a lot everyone!!!!!!!