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Win 7 laptop won't boot

I've reformatted a laptop and began the install of Windows 7 Ultimate on it.  After the first reboot from the install the machine hangs during the POST process and never loads Windows (black screen with flashing cursor).  I tried doing a repair of Windows 7 with the DVD which included repairing the MBR and still cannot boot.  Is there something that I'm missing?

Thanks!
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
Could try running a hard drive diagnostics test, could be a bad sector on the drive or try reinstalling with a different disk
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Andray_1Commented:
The error means that Setup is unable to validate the Windows image file and believes it is corrupt.
Maybe there is an error on your DVD. Try to burn a new high quality DVD at the slowest speed possible. If this doesn’t work, try to create a bootable USB flash drive instead. Check the following source for instructions on how to create the bootable flash drive. [Source]
Also try to not reformat the hard drive when you attempt to install Windows 7.
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jmerullaAuthor Commented:
NRhode and Andray_1 - I'm attempting to install from another disc now.

Andray_1 - I already refomatted the hard drive could that be the issue?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
I typically use DBAN which zero's out the drive before I reinstall windows (basically a secure erase).
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jmerullaAuthor Commented:
Never used DBAN before but it has saved the day! Thanks!!
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