appreciate the help man,guess i noobed it up and didnt boot from the disc, first time reformatting so im not really sure what im doing and reading around on the web helps but not as much as the direct feedback, so thanks
so custom install-->drive options advanced--->
shows Disk 0 Partition 1 - Total 279.5gb - Free 97.2gb - Type System
Disk 0 Unallocated Space - Total 9.0mb - Free Space 9.0mb -
Options below are delete, format, extend, new(greyed out) and load driver
do i wanna format or delete and create a new partition?
ok well i deleted, ran the install and locked up part way through after it was going through the registry settings, im not sure at what point exactly as i had stepped away for a moment. do i need to create a bootable iso with the sata drivers? do i need to install the nforce, display drivers at some point with a cd so i dont lock up ?
If the hard drive(s) was detected during the partitioning part of the install, you don't need drivers. The install should not be freezing part way through. You may have a failing hard drive, or faulty ram? Grab MemTest86+ and start by testing your ram for a few hours.