Walleymo, Is there a possibility to boot in safe mode and check in Windows* Event Viewer?
At this time I may suggest testing with an older BIOS version or loading the AHCI driver during installation.
It will be helpful to know what result you obtain with Ubuntu* as well…
It appears you are not alone in seeing this issue when installing Windows 7 - there are multiple reports I found when searching the web for "reboot loop when installing windows 7". It looks like it could be due to either of these:
- if using one stick of memory, swap it to the other memory slot
- if using two sticks, try with just one
- if available, try different memory sticks altogether
Defective Windows media:
- if available, try a different Windows 7 DVD/media
Trying Ubuntu is a good idea - if that works, then you'd know your hardware is all OK
Thanks for the replies. I finally got it working. The problem was my external DVD drive. I swapped it out with another and it worked perfectly! I thought it could be the media, but the disc looks clean and scratch free.
This system is amazing. I absolutely love the fast boot time!