check that you have the hard drive on the intel 6g or 3g sata ports some mb have 3 party chipset. in the bios make sure the sata ports are not set to raid. windows wont install itself unless if can partion the hard drive. it there a partion on the drive or ssd use advance mode in the install and delete all the partion. then reboot and let windows make the two it needs. the small system restore and the data partion.