I have an official OEM Home Premium 64x DVD and I'm getting the same problem
after the first re-boot the computer hangs.
I have tried different bios settings, but still the same problems. Does
anyone rekon a bios update would help?
> I have burned my own copy of Vista RTM, downloaded from MSDN. But still I
> think it's a long shot to blame the DVD media. I used two different DVDs in
> my attempts. The first try was with the 64bit version and the second with the
> I will verify the DVD against the image file to be sure. I will also make a
> try to remove my Nvidia display adapter and use the embedded adapter on the
> MB to see if this makes any difference.
> "Chad Harris" wrote:
> > "I have tried to install the official Vista release..."
> > Startup Repair is not going to help you until you get it installed. What's
> > the ***source of your Vista RTM DVD? If you burned it, the burn is the most
> > common cause of setup difficulties.
> > CH
> > "Ulf" <Ulf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:8D435F5B-EAF5-44BB-89C4-2455F9F9FACD@microsoft.com...
> > >I have tried to install the official Vista release on my HTPC based on ASUS
> > > P5B-VM MB, and the install procedure hangs after the final reboot before
> > > the
> > > installation procedure will finish the installation. After the reboot, I
> > > can
> > > see the MS logo and the progress bar for a while, but after the the screen
> > > gets black and stays so forever. I get see some small blinks on the disk
> > > LED,
> > > but nothing happens even if I wait for hours. If I reboot the system I end
> > > up
> > > with a message the startup failed. I've tried safe mode, but I get the
> > > message Windows can't finalize the installation in safe mode.
> > >
> > > I have also tried to use the automatic startup repair tool by rebooting
> > > the
> > > DVD. This one also hangs analyzing my system for hours.....
> > >
> > > The funny thing I made my first Vista installation on this machine a week
> > > ago and had the same kind problem. But one day I found the computer up and
> > > running with a full Vista installation! I had XP on that machine as well,
> > > and
> > > by mistake I had rebooted the machine and it went into the Vista startup
> > > without my attendance. After that everything worked fine. Now I have
> > > replaced
> > > the disk in this machine so I had to make a new installation again and I'm
> > > stuck again with the same problem. I have waited for hours to be sure it's
> > > not just slow progress with no result. This is really strange and I don't
> > > know how solve this problem.
> > >
> > > I have searched the net, and found one post in this thread late last year
> > > indicating exactly the same problem, but unfortunately I could not find
> > > any
> > > solution.
> > >
> > > Any clue????