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Computer keeps restarting

  1. #1


    Robert Guest

    Computer keeps restarting

    I was using Windows XP professional edition and tried to install vista home
    premium. After installation, the computer keeps restarting instantly. Right
    after the POST the computer would restart again.

    1.5 Gig RAM
    3.2 Pentium D 940
    Nvidia 7600 gt
    200gb HD


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: Computer keeps restarting

    Hi,

    So it doesn't even begin to load the bootloader?
    Are you able to boot to the Vista disk?

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    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
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    "Robert" <Robert@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:1C9FDAB5-91E7-45D3-8097-062ACD5E3DA6@xxxxxx

    >I was using Windows XP professional edition and tried to install vista home
    > premium. After installation, the computer keeps restarting instantly.
    > Right
    > after the POST the computer would restart again.
    >
    > 1.5 Gig RAM
    > 3.2 Pentium D 940
    > Nvidia 7600 gt
    > 200gb HD
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Computer keeps restarting

    How did you try and install it?
    Was it an upgrade, full install, did you boot from the DVD.
    You have to tell people what you did to get help??????

    "Robert" wrote:

    > I was using Windows XP professional edition and tried to install vista home
    > premium. After installation, the computer keeps restarting instantly. Right
    > after the POST the computer would restart again.
    >
    > 1.5 Gig RAM
    > 3.2 Pentium D 940
    > Nvidia 7600 gt
    > 200gb HD
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Dwarf Guest

    RE: Computer keeps restarting

    Hi Robert,

    You cannot upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Home Premium using upgrade media
    directly. You need to perform a clean install. Refer to my post 'Clean
    Install
    Windows Vista Using Upgrade Media', also in this newsgroup, for detailed
    instructions on how to do this.
    Dwarf

    "Robert" wrote:

    > I was using Windows XP professional edition and tried to install vista home
    > premium. After installation, the computer keeps restarting instantly. Right
    > after the POST the computer would restart again.
    >
    > 1.5 Gig RAM
    > 3.2 Pentium D 940
    > Nvidia 7600 gt
    > 200gb HD
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Robert Guest

    RE: Computer keeps restarting

    Thanks very much!

    "Dwarf" wrote:

    > Hi Robert,
    >
    > You cannot upgrade Windows XP Pro to Vista Home Premium using upgrade media
    > directly. You need to perform a clean install. Refer to my post 'Clean
    > Install
    > Windows Vista Using Upgrade Media', also in this newsgroup, for detailed
    > instructions on how to do this.
    > Dwarf
    >
    > "Robert" wrote:
    >

    > > I was using Windows XP professional edition and tried to install vista home
    > > premium. After installation, the computer keeps restarting instantly. Right
    > > after the POST the computer would restart again.
    > >
    > > 1.5 Gig RAM
    > > 3.2 Pentium D 940
    > > Nvidia 7600 gt
    > > 200gb HD
    > >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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