I'm having trouble tracking down possible causes for a install problem I'm having.
I've had Win7 running fine on my PC for a while, but then my power supply blew. I replaced it and windows would get to the splash screen and then reboot. Tried everything, Safe mode, repair etc and still would reboot.
Then decided to re-install. Booted of the DVD fine, got to the bit where it asks you where to install (the hard disk bit), chose the drive, click next.... reboot.
Tried again but this time with WinXP SP2. This lets you choose the drive, do a FULL FORMAT of the drive, then starts to install. Starts to copy files over, then at some point after the network install option reboots. Then goes back to the setup option and tries again... reboot.
I've replaced the drive, tried taking out memory modules and still the same. The only thing I can think of is that my motherboard is fried, but then I can't work out why I can do part of the WinXP install process and do a full format of the drive.
It's a GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard. I was running with RAID, but slowly worked back through the various configurations to disable it. My last option will be to try with IDE disks instead of SATA.... but I'm shooting in the dark really.
It seems that any disk read access causes a problem. The system seems stable when just left switched on.