Vista Beta 2 Won't Install



I have been trying to install Vista Beta 2 without any success since I got
it. I have had this exact same problem with 5365 and 5381. When I "Press any
key to boot from CD or DVD" the grey loading bar comes up, and after a few
passes, it just completely freezes and locks up. I also tried doing an
upgrade install, and after going through the part inside XP, it reboots, and
again freezes on the progress bar.

My system specs are:

Antec Neopower 480w PSU
AMD Athlon X2 4200+ Dual Core CPU
eVGA nForce4 SLI Motherboard
2048MB (512x4) Simpletech Nitro Extreme PC3500 DDR Memory
2x eVGA GeForce 7800GT SLI
Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
WD Raptor 150GB 16MB Cache 10,000 RPM SATA HD
Maxtor Diamondmax 250GB 16MB Cache SATA HD
Hitachi 160GB 8MB Cache SATA HD
Plextor 712SA SATA DVD/RW

and I have tried the following without success:

Switching to just 1 GPU without SLI

Unplugging all SATA drives except my Raptor

Removing Creative X-Fi

I still have the exact same problem after trying all of that. That grey
status bar just moves a few times then freezes.

If anyone has ANY ideas at all, please share. I would really like to get
Vista installed, and I'm at a loss for why this is happening. Surely my
system is more than adequate to handle it. Thanks

Andre Da Costa [Extended64]

Are there any external or usb based devices attached to the computer? If so,
try disconnecting and rerun setup. Its possibly a corrupted DVD, try burning
the software again at a low speed or download the ISO burn it again and
reattempt setup. You could also try using Virtual Drive software such as
NERO Image Drive or Daemon Tools to install the software and see if it
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Nothing external attached except my keyboard and mouse. I've tried different
burns, and get the same results. Plus, I tested the DVD on a friend's laptop
and it worked fine. It's just my system for some odd mysterious reason.

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