No silver bullet here, just some thoughts.
It's no doubt a hardware issue. When you're at the "green loading bar"
phase, is Vista still using it's generic driver (where the window and text
are gigantic), or does the screen seem "normal" (using your ATI card)? You
seem to have done things right, by removing as many devices as is feasible,
which would include an internet connection.
You could try running the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, to see if your
memory is okay:
To run Memory Diagnostic, insert the installation disc in the computer and
reboot. When you get the prompt "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...",
press and hold the SPACE BAR or tap it multiple times. This should bring up
the Windows boot manager menu that lists Windows Memory Diagnostic as an
advanced tool. Hit the TAB key to select Windows Memory Diagnostic and then
press ENTER to run it. After Memory Diagnostic is done, the machine will
continue booting into the installation disc.
Or, if your set up allows it, remove 1GB RAM and see if Vista installs (you
can add the other 1GB later, if the install is successful. If it's a no go,
switch the sticks. See this article as to memory's importance regarding
"TimidBull" <TimidBull.email@example.com> wrote in message
> Well....the disk is good, I was able to install it on another Amd64
> system, don't worry, I didn't enter the serial and register, I just
> needed to see if it was the disk or the computer. So it seems that
> Vista does notlike my syatem setup.
> I have posted this same problem on 45 different Vista help forum
> boards, 6 my message was deleted by moderators, 4 I got responses to go
> to Linux, and the rest I got no response at all.
> I think I will take the advice of the 4 and drop Windows and stick with
> Linux. At least with every Linux problem I have I have been able to get
> answers and help on the forums, Windows comunity seems to be all about
> the take, not the share. Anyone interested in a Vista Ultimate64 disk
> with valid unused license??