Recently installed a brand new WD 500gb HD. With that, I am attempting to install a copy of windows 7 pro. Boot screen acknowledges mobo, processor, HD and ram. Once past that screen it continues to say "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected device and press a key.". I have the cd/dvd rom set as the boot device. Yes, drive works. This is not the first time I've done this kind of work on a system and am very frustrated as to why this is an issue. PLease Help
Well, you have to assume something is wrong with the HD. I would try using an XP installation disk to format the drive and if that failed I would RMA the drive. Check the Western Digital site for a suitable bootdisk that can detect the drive and possible format it.
Have you tried installing Windows 7 with USB Flash Drive? I use USB flash drives all the time for OS install it works perfectly - lot faster and no DVDs to get scratched and damaged! :-)
You can download the USB tool for free and copy your Windows 7 ISO to the USB. Complete instructions can be found here: http://store.microsoft.com/Help/ISO-Tool
Microsoft Windows Client Team