Can you check something:
1) It seems that mobo doesn"t support the E6500 (it is strange but..)
so have you try to install another OS?
2) What about the media for the Windows : Is it a DVD (RC or RTM) . I have got few trouble with RC downloaded and burn onto a DVD.
Have you tried to install it on another computer?
According to Gigabyte's website, that mobo supports the E6500 chip (support using BIOS version F4 - mine has the latest version F6).
It is an OEM DVD and it worked 100% fine when I tested it by installing it on an older system (the one that this new system is supposed to replace).
Thanks for the info. I was missing the line in cpu support list!
Thats make make me checking the bios history for that mobo: they have updated to F7a (beta bios): perhaps It's a chance!
Other point about installing process. have you tryed out to copy on ausb flash disk ? (on the systems I have got trouble installing the DVD, I could solve it booting onto an extra hard disk with the W7 on it - very quick)