I have a HP Touchsmart IQ700 PC with a new SATA hard disk.
I can boot from an original Windows Vista Home Premium OEM DVD and I see a black screen and a message similar to "Windows is loading files" with a white progress bar.
This completes and the next screen is the normal "Microsoft Corporation" and the green progress bar but every time it hangs at this point. I never get to the first screen that asks where I want to install Vista onto!
All devices have been removed, leaving just the keyboard.
The Touchsmart BIOS is very basic with only Disable SATA, Disable PATA and Disable Power Management options!
I think this is related to Windows Vista and the SATA drive as I remember seeing something like this before and I disabled SATA from the BIOS.
Incidentally, Windows XP installs without a problem!
Does anyone have any suggestions!