I recently got my asus p8p67 pro back from RMA, and bought a nice new 250GB samsung 840 drive to do a clean install on. As usual I put the basic components together on the motherboard box to test them before building them into my case, but I cant seem to get windows 7 to install without it getting 'stuck' or hanging or whatever on the very first black and white loading screen which says 'windows is loading files'. It only has 1 stick of ram (4gb vengeance) my 2500k which has been validated by the retailer when the board died, various graphics cards (7950, 5850, and even now an old 9600 pro), the SSD and DVD drive and of course the power supply (corsair HX650W). Nothing is overheating, shorting out or anything like that but the DVD drive just spins down and the loading bar stops. I also tried to make a USB stick installer but the windows utility requires an ISO image to create the installer, what is the easiest way of obtaining/ creating the ISO image? I don't want to pirate one just for the sake of guaranteed stability and the fact that I have already paid for the windows licence.