I had a few small bumps during my install, but not like that. It was mainly due to newbish mistakes.
I tried the install with AHCI on, which doesn't work for XP, Vista or Windows 7, at least with my P35 chipset.
After the OS is installed you can make a registry change and then install the AHCI Intel driver and activate it in the BIOS.
I also started the install with my 2407WFP's media/USB hub connected and it didn't seem to like it when it came to identifying drives. It put my drive letter last in the chain, assigning drive letters to the card reader slots.
I had this issue with Vista and I just forgot to disable AHCI and unplug that USB hub from my LCD.
After that, it was smooth.