Here's what happened, I'm trying to install Vista OEM. When I first tried it, it told me the product key was invalid, I had checked the 'automatically activate when online'. There was no option to continue with installation. I was going to try again without checking that option, as I've read that sometimes in that case phone activation might work. But before even getting to that point now I'm getting a blank screen with a blinking cursor right after I hit 'start installation'. Any idea what might be going on there? Did Microsoft somehow fry the disc by remote control?