After recently finishing my latest computer build I hesitatingly switched the power on for the first time and much to my surprise it fired up and went through its POST sequences, finally giving me a screen with a message asking for the OS disk to be loaded into the CD-Rom drive. This I did then I got a black screen with a wide white line across the bottom with the message 'Windows is Loading Files....'. After a few minutes the screen changed and the message 'Loading Windows' was visible, then the Windows Logo appeared above the message (4 coloured balls spinning into the centre to become the familiar Windows Flag Logo). That's it - it gets no further, in fact the Optical drive stops spinning eventually.
According to several sources and a publication called "Build a Better PC" the screen I should have got after the first screen should have been a blue screen with the heading Windows 7 and 3 selection boxes. Well, this 'aint happening and I have just spent two days reading through the mobo handbook and several other publications, not to memtion the 'surfing' it was then I discovered this forum and I am hoping a friendly 'technophile' can help me solve this problem.