Ok, so this is my first ever time using a raspberry pi and I really need some help with the setup.
I am connected to a monitor and trying to install the NOOB and Raspbian software on to the rPi. I have reformatted the sd card twice (each time on a different computer) using the recommended SD Formatter 4.0 that is recommended by https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/. I then download the zip file for NOOB from the raspberry pi website. After this, I drag and drop the files from the zip files into the sd card, eject it, and then insert the micro sd card into the rPi. I am using the most recent version of the raspberry pi.
Then, when I plug in the power supply to turn on the rPi, I receive a BLINKING rainbow screen that does not go away. Please note (although I don't know if this is actually important or not) that the rainbow screen is flashing on and off, not just constant.
I have looked up a variety of other online sources about people having similar issues and have tried nearly everything I can think of. I am sure the power supply is delivering enough power so I don't think this is the problem.
I have seen some people saying that there should be kernel.img and config.txt files in the zip download, but I do not see either of these files. However, I have compared my downloaded files with those shown in the video here https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/noobs-setup/ , and they appear to all be identical.
Please also note that I am using the most recent version the raspberry pi (raspberry pi 2).
Also, the sd card that I am using is an 8gb card from element14 that was supposed to have NOOBS preinstalled on it. But I found out from online sources that this card has been known to have rainbow screen problems with the preinstalled software (as I did), so I formatted it and reinstalled the software as I said above. I hear some people saying to try a different sd card, but I don't see how this could be a problem for me since this card is literally made to work with the raspberry pi.
Please help me out. Really have no idea what to do. Thanks in advance for everything!