bill - 11:01 am on Sep 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hanging on boot is not a problem I have come across before. Does it start booting? Does it even get to the boot loader? Also, try pressing ESC (switch to text mode boot) while its booting in case its a problem with the boot graphics.
It was odd. The install completed. I got a message saying the machine was restarting, the DVD would pop out, then the machine would hang...I guess it was hung because the message stayed onscreen for about 20 minutes. I manually restarted the machine and got nothing. After the BIOS boot message there was absolutely nothing. Just a black screen. I tried hitting every single key on the keyboard. Nothing. I repeated this process 3 times each time fully rewriting over the previous install. Once I used the Windows disk to format the drive.
Sounds interesting. I'll throw it in a VM this week and give it a try.