"romancommander" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi all, I've been trying to install vista ultimate 32bit on a semi-old
> HP media centre with a Pentium D and system specs that I believe would
> easily run vista. I have gotten to the end of the installation I think
> (just after it says 'Preparing your desktop and shutting down') and then
> it constantly restarts itself without loading vista at all. I formatted
> my hard drive when I was installing vista. I have no idea what the
> problem could be. Help anyone?
As a precaution, run a RAM test and the harddrive manufacturer's diagnostic.
If RAM and HD are OK...then try the installation with a minimal hardware
then if the installation is successful at components one item at a time to
see what is not compatable.
BTW: How much RAM does your machine have? I've noticed a few posts that
during the installation only...the RAM had to be limited to 2 gigs