Same problem here. For me it was caused by a nVidia based video card. I
have a FX 5500 & I've seen posts about problems with the FX5200, but not
everyone is having problems. My setup is similar to yours, x2 4600 and an
ASUS board. I was able to finish installation by putting in a really old
nVidia mx400 card. Then I could get the new nVidia drivers
but even with
them I can't boot in normal mode-Vista loads but I can't see anything. Just
saw MS has newer drivers but I'm not sure it's worth the trouble anymore.
Would be curious to know what video card you have in the other machine-you
might try swapping them. Good luck-seems MS isn't interested.
> I'll start out with saying I'm good with computers and I've been able to
> figure out my problems. This one has got me though. I've had zero problems
> installing Vista Beta/RC1 on my older machine. It's just on my current
> machine that I'm having problems. My current machine is a AMD X2-4800+, Asus
> A8N32-Sli, 2GB OCZ, 1 PCI-E Geforce 7900GTX 512MB, Xi-Fi Sound, Raptor X and
> Raptor 74GB, Plextor DVD.
> I'm installing Vista RC1 on an empty Raptor X. I start installing Vista RC1
> from the Dvd in XP. When complete, the system reboots, and gets to the boot
> select screen. Vista is selected and then immediately after, I get a black
> screen. The system just hangs right there. No HDD activity. I ran the
> Vista startup repair utility but it finds no problems. I've run the Vista
> compatability check and the only thing it doesn't find information about is
> the Nvidia nForce Networking Controller. * I don't even use this, I use
> Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet for internet *
> This can't be the culprit because I disabled it once in the bios just be
> sure with the same results.
> I've read all the posts on system hangs during installation and I seem to be
> the only one hanging after the boot select screen. If anyone has any ideas
> or suggestions please drop a line. Also, if you need any more info on my
> setup I can post those too.