(1) Select custon install and look at your HDD partition, if there remove it and redo partition.
(2) Use manuf program to totally remove partition info on HDD
I think your system is hanging do to a problem installing files onto your system.
(3) You might also want to make a boot CD of Memtest 86+. Boot to cd and verify you have no memory errors. Memory errors can cause havac with operating system install