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    VISTA install problem


    by jagerde ·

    Has anyone had this specific problem ?
    I tried a Clean Install (VISTA Ultimate), with the DVD in my DVD writer, everything went fine
    till Vista reboots, then only a blinking cursor
    appears and nothing happens anymore.
    I phoned the Microsoft helpdesk but couldn’t
    help me either, saying something that my BIOS
    is maybe to old.
    I’ve a MSI-7021 mainboard(Via KT600chipset)with a ATHLON XP 1800+ CPU and 1 GB memory.Bios is
    an AMI 07.00T (04/02/2001).
    My solution was first copying the whole DVD to my harddisk and then install it from my harddisk
    and everything went fine, but the whole thing puzzles me.

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    • #2538953


      by jagerde ·

      In reply to VISTA install problem


    • #2538789


      by anthony-anthonysullivan ·

      In reply to VISTA install problem

      I had a similar problem with an MSDN ISO I downloaded and burned. I got to the same point as you with the same result.

      I burned another copy and had no trouble. I attribute this to a bad copy. Was this a retail disc or a burned ISO?


      • #2539653

        Install problems VISTA

        by jagerde ·

        In reply to Interesting

        It was a retail version, but it couldn’t be
        damaged because te harddisk copy works fine.
        Also I logged the complete succesfull install
        from the harddisk and saw 3 complete reboots.
        After copying the files it reboots for the
        1st time and after that the files were
        unpacked in it seems VISTA environment.After
        Updates install it reboots for the 2nd time and after startup preparation for the first time, it reboots for the 3rd time.

      • #2960909

        I am having the same problem!

        by perry.grewal ·

        In reply to Interesting

        I will try to burn another copy of my iso. I downloaded my iso off of msdnaa.

        Perhaps I will burn at a slower speed.

    • #2960892

      Not specifically with vista

      by kenone ·

      In reply to VISTA install problem

      But I’ve seen very similar behavior with XP when I had questionable memory installed. Just a thought.

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