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Installation issues

  1. #1


    DragonsLee Guest

    Installation issues

    Hi having a bit of a problem trying to install the latest vista build 5384.4
    32bit version

    My specs:
    Asus P4R800-V deluxe motherboard
    Pentium 4 3.4GHZ CPU hyperthreading is on
    1 gig RAM
    ATI X800 video card
    300 gig western digital hard drive

    When I try to boot to dvd to install vista it appears that files are loading
    and then you get the moving bar screen after that my screen goes black and
    doesn't change. Looking at the computer I see no hard drive activity leds or
    dvd-rom drive leds on. They are not doing there normal thing when everything
    works like it should. I have left it sitting there for an hour to see if
    anything started working and nothing happens. Am I to accept that my specs
    aren't compatable and I need to upgrade? Or is this a known bug with vista?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Andre Da Costa [Extended64] Guest

    Re: Installation issues

    Have you tried creating a partition and launching setup from within, say...
    Windows XP, select the partition and install? Also, are there any
    unnecessary devices attached to the system when you boot from the DVD? Its
    possible Vista is trying to detect these devices, remove them and reattempt
    the install.
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    "DragonsLee" <DragonsLee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A491D8CA-6C4C-4009-A7BC-4D19C9E63C28@microsoft.com...
    > Hi having a bit of a problem trying to install the latest vista build
    > 5384.4
    > 32bit version
    >
    > My specs:
    > Asus P4R800-V deluxe motherboard
    > Pentium 4 3.4GHZ CPU hyperthreading is on
    > 1 gig RAM
    > ATI X800 video card
    > 300 gig western digital hard drive
    >
    > When I try to boot to dvd to install vista it appears that files are
    > loading
    > and then you get the moving bar screen after that my screen goes black and
    > doesn't change. Looking at the computer I see no hard drive activity leds
    > or
    > dvd-rom drive leds on. They are not doing there normal thing when
    > everything
    > works like it should. I have left it sitting there for an hour to see if
    > anything started working and nothing happens. Am I to accept that my specs
    > aren't compatable and I need to upgrade? Or is this a known bug with
    > vista?
    >




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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