Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


4 posts

Wannabe Geek

#13628 21-May-2007 04:48
Send private message

Hello, all. I recently attempted to install Windows Vista Business on my PC. This proved to be impossible with two different methods. But I should explain everything, shouldn't I?

As a student of the School of Multimedia and Design at Algonquin College, I have an account on the Academic Alliance MSDN, which gives me a free copy of Windows Vista Business. I have the image and my key, but have found myself unable to install the operating system.

The first thing I tried was burning the image to a DVD-R and installing it that way. This proved impossible, as I would enter the key, then it would bring me to a screen that said "Error 0x0". Worse still, this only happened upon booting from the disc. I was unable to even get to the installer from within Windows. The autostart would come up, then when I went to install, it would crash and tell me to try booting off the disc.

The second thing I tried was running the image using Daemon-Tools and installing it on a partition. Again, this failed. I got another error (this time with an actual number, but I no longer have it written down.)

It has been suggested that my disc was corrupted somehow, or the image is bad. But it worked for a few of my classmates, and my computer is fully Vista compliant. Can someone shed some light on this?

Create new topic
Affiliate link

Affiliate link: Norton 360 antivirus provides enhanced security for your connected devices, a secure VPN for online privacy, Password Manager, Firewall, SafeCam, PC Cloud Backup, Dark Web Monitoring, Parental Control, and more. An all-in-one cybersecurity solution backed by 100% Virus Protection Promise and 60 Day Money Back Guarantee.
5695 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #71451 21-May-2007 09:38
Send private message

The same disk worked on another computer?

Or the same image worked?

I would be inclined to reburn the ISO image onto another DVD, probably using a slower burn speed like 2x or 4x


4 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #71493 21-May-2007 12:14
Send private message

The same image worked. Currently a co-worker has the DVD and has yet to attempt using it. He has his own MSDN account, but since it was through a different source, no image was included. Once he gets around to using it,

Will burning at a slower speed make a difference?

5695 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  #71494 21-May-2007 12:17
Send private message

I often run into corrupt DVDs when I burn an ISO image too fast

It sounds like its not the DVD itself though, if possible try another DVD drive in your PC and see if that works

74 posts

Master Geek

  #71667 22-May-2007 13:26
Send private message

Did you check the image against its hash to ensure the downloaded ISO is valid?

Try getting your hands on another copy of Vista (any copy will do) and install it from that, using your key.

Create new topic

News and reviews »

Intel Arc A380 Graphics First Available in China
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:08

JBL Introduces PartyBox Encore Essential Speaker
Posted 15-Jun-2022 17:05

New TVNZ+ streaming brand launches
Posted 13-Jun-2022 08:35

Chromecast With Google TV Review
Posted 10-Jun-2022 17:10

Xbox Gaming on Your Samsung Smart TV No Console Required
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01

Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Available in New Zealand
Posted 10-Jun-2022 00:01

HP Envy Inspire 7900e Review
Posted 9-Jun-2022 20:31

Philips Hue Starter Kit Review
Posted 4-Jun-2022 11:10

Sony Expands Its Wireless Speaker X-series Range
Posted 4-Jun-2022 10:25

Microsoft Updates Surface Laptop Go With 11th Gen Intel CPUs
Posted 2-Jun-2022 07:12

MSI Workstations, Business Laptops Exclusively Available From Ingram Micro New Zealand
Posted 31-May-2022 17:21

Seagate Serves Edge Security Applications With New Skyhawk AI Video-optimised Drive
Posted 31-May-2022 17:20

Dyson Gives Glimpse of Secret Robot Prototype
Posted 31-May-2022 17:15

Hisense Launches in New Zealand, With TVs and Home Appliances
Posted 31-May-2022 17:10

Logitech Introduces the Lift Vertical Ergonomic Mouse
Posted 31-May-2022 17:09

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.