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Windows 7 Install Stuck at Setup is Starting

Windows 7 Install Stuck at Setup is Starting

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.

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Guest [Entry]

Strangely enough, the solution to my problem was to disable FDD in BIOS.
Guest [Entry]

In case anyone else comes looking for a solution here, I've had success by ejecting and reinserting the DVD after the hang. I'll try disabling FDD on my next reinstall however.
Guest [Entry]

On some motherboards it is possible to lower the multipliers and frequencys of the RAM, CPU, GPU and motherboard. For example; on my Gigabyte P55-UD4 i made the RAM run at 800mhz instead of 1333mhz along with some other "lower the speed of "x" stuff and it worked.
Guest [Entry]

I was having the same problem and tried two things that got me past it - one was disabling the FDD in BIOS (didn't have a floppy drive connected anyways) and second was to disconnect my external USB HDD. This had me through the "Setup is starting" screen in a matter of seconds where I was waiting for 15+ minutes before giving up before. Hope this helps someone.
Guest [Entry]

Setting the floopy drive A to "none" in my BIOS got me past this point on my Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H motherboard.