I just got new ones and installed them and went to try and install MCE again and the process starts, I see the blue Windows Setup screen, it apparently loads all the basic drivers and Windows .exe files and then says "Setup is starting Windows"...at which point the CD starts spinning/reading slower and the system just hangs there.
I don't know if it's the disk as there are no noticeable scratches and I was able to load it on the other hard drives before (though that ultimately didn't work out) and I'm not sure if it's the DVD-RW drive as it starts the process just fine, so I'd assume it can read and send data fine? I did try switching IDE cables and the primary and secondary IDE spots on the motherboard and that didn't work either. I've checked that my RAM is in the right place, my hard drives are visible/show up in the BIOS, everything is in place I think, but it just doesn't want to get to the next step in the setup. Any ideas?
Here's some of my basic specs just in case:
Windows Media Center Edition 2005 (OEM)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (2 250GB)
1 GB Kingston RAM (184 pin, 1 DIMM)
Seasonic S12 500W PSU
AMD Athlon 64 3800
Gigabyte 6600GT Video Card
Lite-On DVD-RW Drive
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks...