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# 18201 1-Jan-2008 16:10
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Vista home premium worked fine on my computer for several months, I have an intel core 2 e4400 2.0ghz processor, 3 (1) gig kingston ram, intel dg965wh board, 250gb western digital harddrive, and a geforce 7600 graphics card. Vista home premium, norton antivirus, and office 2003


a few days ago my computer did somthing funny, it slowed down and when i put my coursor over the internet  connection icon it said server execution failed. after searching the web and my computer for answers i decided to reinstall vista, i did a clean install and the problem seemed to be fixed, when i looked at the icon it said not connected to a network instead of server execution failed.


Vista seemed to load fine and fast, but when it loaded completly the programs were very slow, When the welcome center loaded i clicked connect to the internet option, and after waiting about three minute for the connection options to load, i clicked connect to a wireless network and immediatly the program stopped responding.


Along with the internet troubles i tried to install some of my software like: pinnacle HDTV pci card, adobe, microsoft flight simulator. The issue with installing my software was it would install about three-fourths of the way and then hang, eventually i would have to stop the installation.


To fix these problems i tried to reinstalled vista and the same issues occur on first boot before i installed any software.

I booted into in safe mode and safe mode with networking with just the vital drivers and the same issues happened.

Thanks in advance for any help or insite that you could provide.


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  # 102515 1-Jan-2008 22:07
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There seem to have been plenty of people who've experienced the "server execution failed" issue (see here) but the fact you get serious problems on FIRST boot after reinstall would imply you have a different issue (possibly hardware). Still worth reviewing the solutions posted there though . . .

If it is hardware, I'd be a bit suspicious of your RAM. Intel mainboards have an extremely low failure rate but tend to need matched or 'certified' RAM (tested RAM list is here). I recommend using Micron RAM. As you've got a CPU with 800MHz FSB, make sure you use DDR2-667MHz DIMMs. for optimal performance.

Good luck!

Pete



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  # 102526 2-Jan-2008 07:33
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thanks pete for the reply i looked over the sites and am kind of upset that i hadnt seen  the post about the server execution failed, i could have fixed the problem and then not have had the new problems.

i checked my memory and it is compatible with the board

 
 
 
 


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  # 102538 2-Jan-2008 12:14
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Try the Microsof Memory Test program. Run it, create a bootable CD and let it run the tests overnight to make sure the memory is good.

Next check drivers for your HDD and motherboard are up-to-date.






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  # 102554 2-Jan-2008 14:12
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thank you freitasm for your help iam going to make the boot disk and then run it overnight, i was wondering though if i wanted to create a CD-ROM would i have to download and install the other software along with the memory diagnostic.

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  # 102556 2-Jan-2008 14:21
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Just in case you didn't realise, the mem test (if it's the same one I used once) runs indefinitely.

Mine ran for hours and hours and hours... and I eventually gave up waiting for it to finish and interupted it.

Then when I googled about it, I discovered that you just leave it to run for as long as you want and feel like - there is no "completion" to the test as such. The longer it runs without an error, the better, I guess?  



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  # 102563 2-Jan-2008 15:15
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the windows server 2003 required to make the boot disc can not be used in vista is there any other alternatives.

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# 102571 2-Jan-2008 17:41
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You run the program and save the ISO to disk. Then you use a program to burn the ISO to a CD or DVD. If you don't have such a program download the free ISO Recorder. After installing this program, right click the ISO and select Open With | ISO Recorder.

I have just tried these steps on my Windows Vista laptop.





 
 
 
 




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  # 102584 2-Jan-2008 18:39
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thanks for the help, i was able to succesfully create the boot disc and i have left the program to run overnight,

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  # 102601 2-Jan-2008 20:50
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Just as an FYI - if you need something to burn ISOs (or anything else!) then DeepBurner Free is great - www.deepburner.com.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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  # 102632 3-Jan-2008 06:57
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i just ran the windows memory diagnostic boot disc overnight on the extended version, it did two complete passes and I am going to keep it running, to be sure, but so far in the six hours it has ran the program has not found any errors.

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  # 102674 3-Jan-2008 11:59
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When you say reinstall do you mean format and install? This could also be a hard drive problem.



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  # 102693 3-Jan-2008 13:25
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to reinstall vista i inserted the CD and clicked install, it installed vista and left a folder named windows.old of the programs and files i replaced.

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  # 102694 3-Jan-2008 13:27
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I would do a format. *Replacing* windows will cause more problems than fixes.



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  # 102876 4-Jan-2008 11:37
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ive never done a format before could you please instruct me on the process of how to do it.

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  # 102963 4-Jan-2008 21:27
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Just to be really clear . . . make sure you've got anything you want backed up first . . . . !

Good basic Vista install guide here which includes screenshots and discusses the disk management screen.

Hope that helps!

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