Try a different Ram module sometimes these things can be a pain and cause instability's wit hardware and second try a different DVD drive I have had the same problem as you and the cause of the problem was the DVD drive would just not respond to load up widows it was a SlimType USB DVD drive so I swapped it out and hooked up a IDE DVD drive problem solved.
Red Team FTW
Why only 1 GB RAM?
It's on a test bench I think he is just trying to load windows for now and work out the bugs 1gb is fine for now in this case.
Yeah right now these components are NOT going in the box if i can't get them up/up
Memtest86+ is running against both dimms of 4gb right now. -2 passes no errors.. working on the third.
So.. lets say the RAM is good... what now?
*edit i wish i had another type of ram to test.. All my extra does not fit this MB
Is the BIOS up to date?
no. i am updating this now
BIOS updated to 1.4 / problem still exists. I think this RAM is garbage even though 33 passes had 0 errors.
I just picked up another DDR3 dimm. PNY from bestbuy.
Motherboard's probably bad
MY GODS IT WAS A STUPID DELL KEYBOARD.
keyboard has USBs on it.. computer didn't know what to do with it..