I'm sure it is but there may be more to this story. For now, duplicate the Windows DVD and try the duplicate.
BIOS defaults is a good idea but on some PCs the defaults can't be used. For example if the memory needs some other setting. Your machine's maker should have that detail.
Also, unplug all USB things you can.
My windows 7 installation is stuck at the "Windows is loading files" screen.
I just replaced my old hard drive with a new 1TB due to a hard drive because my old hard drive failed. I am attempting to run an installation of Windows 7 and once I set my #1 boot device to my DVD drive and insert boot media, it begins to load at the "Windows is loading files" screen with a full progress bar. It stew,s to be stuck at this screen. What should I do?
I have tried:
-Removing 1 Ram stick
-Loading BIOS Defaults
-Using an external CD Drive
My specs are
Processor: Phenom ii x4 965 BE
GPU: Radeon 7770
ASRock 970 E3 Motherboard
New Hard Drive: WD Black Desktop Hardrive 1TB