I downloaded Vista 32bit-edition.
- Two hdds, the first with data (Disk0), the other (Disk1) for the system
(WInXP) with two partitions, one for the existing xp (Part0), the other for
the new vista (Part1), both hdds are IDE connected
- Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-7VM400MF
- AMD AthlonXP 2800+
- 1024 MB RAM
Thanks vm for any help!
PS. I read in this help section that somebody had the same problem, and that
he then tried to install vista on a hdd with only one partition, and it
worked fine... Do you think i have to do the same? Cause i don0t really wanna
lose my xp, since i don't know how complete and compatible vista is. I also
runed UpgradeAdvisor, and it told me that i can run vista without any
problem. Thanks for helping!
> Did you two download 32 or 64 bit os?
> Whats your guys system specs?
> "ulyxes" wrote:
> > Hi! I'm experiencing the same problem, but I'm installing directly from DVD,
> > not through WinXP. After the "Installing updates" step has completed, setup
> > tries to restart the PC but fails. I get following error message: "An error
> > occured while preparing Windows Setup to boot into the next stage of Setup".
> > I was installing Vista on a correctly partitioned hdd like you, nesskwik. I
> > was trying to get help, too... but without any solution yet.
> > I hope we will find a way, I'm courious about using Vista. Greets
> > "nesskwik" wrote:
> > > hope u guys can help ive tried about ten times now installing vista i have my
> > > hdd partitioned correctly and when i install booting from dvd it goes to the
> > > aurora splash screen which then should start th install but after 10 mins
> > > like this it reboots like nothing had happened straight into xp if i try
> > > installing through xp it gets to the installing files then it unpacks them
> > > till bout 27 % then it reboots into aurora screen says installing windows or
> > > files then reboots saying installation failed no error number just goes into
> > > rollback i tried installing on a clean hdd with no partitions and no copy of
> > > xp installed it went in fine with no probs i would have kept it but i cant
> > > get onto net with my adsl setup i have at the moment so i need a dual boot
> > > system any help would b great