I get the same type error. I finally am using my upgrade to Vista Home
Premium. I go through all the steps and get to "completing install" at 56%,
then it sticks. I waited it out this time, and got a runtime error, clicked
OK, then my screen went black for about 30 secs with a white mouse cursor,
then a restart with the message so fast about reverting that I couldn't
choose (or read) the other option, and now I'm back to XP again. This whole
process takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, so it's pretty frustrating hanging on
the final step.
Any suggestions other than clean the disk??
"Rick Rogers" wrote:
> Have you cleaned the disk?
> Best of Luck,
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
> "kxcntry99" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Hello All,
> > I am really hoping you can help me with this one....
> > I have a new computer I have built with the following components
> > Intel 3.0 gig
> > 1 gig ddr2
> > 512 Geforce 7300GT
> > 160 SATA HD
> > When I built it I bought a copy of win XP pro with a Vista express
> > upgrade.
> > XP installed correctly but the upgrade has been giving me lots of trouble.
> > It
> > should be noted that I received and OEM verision of Vista Business with my
> > express upgrade.
> > When I go thru the install I wish to do an upgrade, not a full install. I
> > enter the product key and the install works fine thru the final step,
> > "Completing Installation". During this step I get to 53% complete when I
> > get
> > an error from C++ about "oobe" I do not have the exact error but I can get
> > it
> > if more specifics are needed. Once I get this error I am told that the
> > install failed and that it is reverting to XP.
> > Thinking it was a component issue I tried putting it on another computer I
> > have. On this second computer I have tried both an upgrade and a full
> > install, I have removed all extra perriferals (zip disk, RAID card,
> > Soundcard) to bring it to a bland system. Either way I do the install
> > (upgrade or full) I get all the way thru to the last step again when it
> > freezes. I know that the install does some checks and that this last step
> > can
> > take a long time so I have left it frozen overnight. I come back the next
> > morning and again I am told that the install failed and that XP has been
> > restored.
> > Ideas anyone?