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Fastlemons

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#21707 4-May-2008 19:02
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hello,
This weekend i tried to install a copy of windows vista to a family computer running windows xp professional sp 2. I tried 5-6 times to install but each time it would restart and hang on the first screen, i have tried turning off avg but it didn't help, i ran the upgrade advisor and it said we were ready to update. i also copied the disc using alcohol 120% but still nothing. Any soloutions?

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  #128449 4-May-2008 19:09
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So you have an illegal copy of windows?

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  #128450 4-May-2008 19:11
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no i have a genuine copy of windows vista i made a copy of it to see wether the disc was having a problem e.g scrtched but all copied ok. but still no installation

 
 
 
 


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  #128452 4-May-2008 19:15
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Are you Upgrading or trying a Fresh Installation?

Where does it hang exactly from these pictures?




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  #128457 4-May-2008 19:41
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ok i have to do a clean install due to me using xp professional and going to home premium, it hangs when it restarts after expanding the files also i have to install from the xp when its running rather than at the start up like shown in those pics.

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  #128459 4-May-2008 19:58
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Fastlemons: ok i have to do a clean install due to me using xp professional and going to home premium, it hangs when it restarts after expanding the files also i have to install from the xp when its running rather than at the start up like shown in those pics.

Have you tried to do a clean install straight off the boot disc? Is there a problem doing so?

What are your hardware specs?




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  #128665 5-May-2008 20:11
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No i havent tried to boot from disc but vista has been installd before, the computer has a 2.80 ghz processor 2 gb ddr 400 ram 256 mb graphics card.


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  #128666 5-May-2008 20:13
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Fastlemons:

hello,
No i havent tried to boot from disc but vista has been installd before, the computer has a 2.80 ghz processor 2 gb ddr 400 ram 256 mb graphics card.


Yeah, unless you need an upgrade (which you said it's a clean install), then try booting from disc.

If there's a problem, descibe it and your hardware specs in detail.




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  #128670 5-May-2008 20:20
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ok the hardware specs are
2gb g.skill 400mhz ddr ram
2.80ghz intel celeron d processor
MSI 651M-V motherboard
and unsure of graphics model number but is a nvidia geforce card.
I will try to boot from dvd tomorrow and let you know how it goes

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  #128678 5-May-2008 21:12
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hi i tried to run from boot disc but it woul;dnt load there were no lights flashing on the cd drive LITEON COMBO LTC-48 it stopped so i ejected the disc and it loaded the next screen after doing this a few times it got a screen where it said it couldn't locate drivers for the dvd reader. however no problems with the dvd reader as it still works perfectly under xp i can't find drivers for this device so i am unsure what the problem is?

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  #128679 5-May-2008 21:20
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That's very rare... 99.9999% of drives should just work with the generic driver.

I've installed Vista in dozens of drives without fail - so do others.

Anyone here have this experience before?




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  #128688 5-May-2008 22:20
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manhinli: That's very rare... 99.9999% of drives should just work with the generic driver.

I've installed Vista in dozens of drives without fail - so do others.

Anyone here have this experience before?


We have seen instances of Vista crashing on copying or expanding files. After a lot of research we came to the conclusion that the DVD drive was faulty. Replacing it fixed the problem.

If you are trying to install Vista on the drive where XP Pro is installed you should format it first. Installing over the top of an XP install can cause some issues.

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  #129847 10-May-2008 12:50
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Thank you Brad we swapped out the dvd drive to another one we had and all has installed well, just about to activate windows and start installing updates. Thank you all for your help

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