I had the same problem installing the 32 bit version. After waiting for about
half an hour, I reset the computer and booted back into the installation
process -- it worked fine -- but annoying -- Vista still does not shutdown
properly. Now you are duel booting. If there is a option to boot to Vista in
the boot manager just select it and see if the installation continues as it
did in my case.
"THOMAS KOLAKOWSKI" wrote:
> I am trying to install Vista RC1 64-bit edition on a different HD as my WinXP
> Home installation. The install seems to go fine until the first reboot, where
> the computer just goes to a black screen with no activity. I let it sit for a
> few minutes to see if it was going to continue, but nothing happens. I can
> reboot back to WinXP, but the OS select screen changes so fast that sometimes
> have to reboot several times to change the option from Vista to XP. Any idea
> what is going wrong?