Same type of problem here.
I'm having the same problem, I tried the ISO direct to hard drive install
but at around 80-90% just got hung and my monitor became de-activated giving
me just a black screen. I waited 20 minutes to no avail and then restarted
with a roll-back to my previous windows XP. Then I tried to install the
32-bit version using the CD I ordered from Microsoft and the precise same
thing happened. It goes all the way to about 85% and then just sort of
crashes, de-activating my display again and forcing me to restart manually.
My system is a Windows XP SP2 with 940 Gigs of HDD space, 2G Ram, 3.46GHZ,
with Dual Nvidia SLI Graphics cards. I can't possibly imagine what's going
on. I successfully installed Vista on another Notebook computer I have with
hardly the same characteristics.
What gives??????? I'm thinking that I'll have the same problem with the
official public release version.
> After the first restart in the install, (only half way though the process
> bar) It tells me it will need to restart more times. It just sits there,
> monitor black, monitor not doing anything. I restart on my own, it loads to
> the Vista, shows the progress bar in the beginning similar to the XP one,
> once loaded, monitor goes black again, says "Unable to connect" to something
> like that. I'm not sure if it's because the install is going wrong, or my
> monitor is not compatible (I tried 2 monitors)
> I'm doing a custom install on my F:\ Drive, booting it off a DVD before
> Windows starts.