I'm trying to install Windows 7 RTM 64-bit on my computer but I am stuck between "Starting Windows" and the first dialog window asking for the language. All I can see is the standard Win7 background and the mouse cursor which I can move around. There is no hard drive or CD-ROM activity.
The ISO image is fine because I could successfully install Win7 on a virtual machine.
The DVD I burned the image to is also fine as it works when I try to use it to install win7 on a virtual machine.
Mobo: ASUS A8N-E (nForce4 Ultra)
BIOS: 1008 08/22/05
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+
RAM: 3GB (512 + 512 + 1 + 1)
HDD: 250GB Samsung, 500GB Seagate (both SATA)
I have Windows XP Professional 32-bit installed on the first hard drive.
I read on some Microsoft forum that some Vista 64 installations have problems with more than 2GB RAM. I tried removing one 1GB and then both 1GB RAM sticks, but it didn't help.