I have been trying to install Vista Ultimate for a few weeks now without
success. My hardware is compatible with Vista (this was confirmed by my
retailer as well). Here's the situation: I am running Windows 2000
Professional right now. I just installed an extra HD (a SATA drive of 400 GB
which I partioned). On one partition I would like to 'clean install' Vista.
So to be sure of the clean install I even disconnected my 2 other EIDE HD
drives. I load the DVD in my DVD reader, shut down the PC, start it again,
make sure in the BIOS that DVD is selected as start up medium. The
installation starts. After a while I need to select the language and few
other settings. INstallation seems to start and then stops with the message
are necessary! I would suppose they come with the DVD. So
after searching the web I find some articles which recommend to install a new
DVD reader as mine was indeed already 6 years old. So I bought a new one,
installed it and... same problem.
Then I tried to install VISTA after Windows 2000 is started up. Here the
installation goes few steps further. I can select the HD on which I want to
install, VISTA even searches the web for updates which are downloaded. Then
files are being read for 100% but hten the extraction starts and... stops at
27%... everytime. Message I get: Cannot boot to next Phase of the
I also tried to make an ISO image and run Daemon. Same problem.
I also tried to do a flat installation by really copying all files from DVD
on my HD... same problem.
I guess I tried everything I found on the web... but nothing seems to solve
Is there someone who can help me please.
- ASUS motherboard 8SN SLI
- 3500 Athlon processor
- Graphics card is also compatible
- 1 MB RAM memory
Thanks for helping me out.