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Installation problem

#1
My computer came with XP when i bought it(4 years ago). Two years later i upgraded it to Vista without a problem. Now i have decided to reformat my computer with Vista. I changed the boot sequence so the DVD drive is first. I put my disk in and the load bar at the bottom of the screen appears, as if it was going to reformat but then the screen goes black. I waited about 30 minutes just to see if the computer was taking along time to load but it stayed black. I dont think my vista CD is broken since I have used it before. I even tryed another Vista CD that my dad has but the same thing happened. I was curious if I am doing something wrong or if anybody else is having the same problem?
 

My Computer

Brink

Staff member
mvp
#2
Hello Jon, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might check to see if you have the hard drive listed as 2nd in the boot order in the BIOS. Also unplug any external device (Ex: USB drive, printer, etc) other than the monitor, keyboard, and mouse before booting to the Vista installation DVD.

Is your Vista a upgrade or full version?

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/68767-clean-install-upgrade-vista.html

or

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117366-clean-install-full-version-vista.html

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Show second system?
    Yes
    Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Corsair Air 740
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Creative F200 webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD