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id try with the CDs. i had that come up once when i used the dvd. the dvd is much quicker but far more finicky also. if you still cant get it with the CDs then it could be the video card. what card are you using?
majorpain you mean you were also using the dvd? did you try the CDs at all? im using a 7300 gt that is working fine for me.