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Vista won't get past green loading bar????????????

TimidBull

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#1
OK I am confused, I am installing Vista Ultimate 64. I go through POST, then boot from CD, it goes black, then I get the green microsoft loading bar, then the screen goes black. nothing after that, it just sits indefinitely until I reboot and go through it all over again. I have waited the first time for 90 minutes, hoping it would finally do something.

I have this problem on my Asus K8VE Deluxe 754 with an AMD64 3300, 2 Gigs of HyperX Kingston RAM, an ATI AIW X1650, Samsung 300G SATA HDD, and a Lite-on Lightscribe DVDRW. All of this is water cooled in a rack mount server case using an UltraX 500w power supply.

I have swapped to a new motherboard, now using an abit K8 pro, I have swapped to an IDE Western Digital 250G HDD, I have returned the Ultimate64 disk and got another, plus I have also bought a copy of 32bit Ultimate hoping that 64 was just screwed up and wouldn't work on my system. Same problems

I have tried unplugging all USB devices, all 1394, no other devices except keyboard and video connection. I am so baffled, I have tried everything I can think of. Can someone out there possibly help me? Or at least convince me that I have not wasted $800 for nothing, except a couple good shotgun targets and a good convincing that Linux is a much better choice.

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TimidBull

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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??
 

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Ronnie Vernon MVP

#3
If you purchased Vista less than 45 days ago, you can still get a full
refund of the purchase price. Go to this website for details.

Microsoft North American Retail Product Refund Guidelines:
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/productrefund/refund.asp

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Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"TimidBull" <TimidBull.2q70r5@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> 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??
>
>
> --
> TimidBull
 

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dean-dean

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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
Vista:

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/Ou/?p=399


"TimidBull" <TimidBull.2q70r5@no-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> 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??
>
>
> --
> TimidBull
 

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TimidBull

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The video that works when the green bar comes in looks clean, scaled correctly, 37inch LCD, so it is big, but it looks good and clean. Does not appear to be a video driver issue. I tried switching out the memroy, tried each stick individually, in each slot, just to be sure. I still have to run the memtest, I don't get the boot to cd, it just goes right into it after recognizing the sata drive. guess I'll try setting the bios to boot from HDD, then I should get that option. I'll let you know.

Thanks for the suggestions, the article was interesting. Thanks.


On the other hand I have had this 30 days, so I can get the refund, I was unaware of that, I figured, since it was open..blah blah
 

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TimidBull wrote:
> The video that works when the green bar comes in looks clean, scaled
> correctly, 37inch LCD, so it is big, but it looks good and clean. Does
> not appear to be a video driver issue. I tried switching out the
> memroy, tried each stick individually, in each slot, just to be sure. I
> still have to run the memtest, I don't get the boot to cd, it just goes
> right into it after recognizing the sata drive. guess I'll try setting
> the bios to boot from HDD, then I should get that option. I'll let you
> know.


The first time I installed XP I ran into a similar problem, and the
solution was a shocking surprise when I finally solved it: I turned
off the 'ACPI-aware OS' setting in my BIOS.

I have no idea what new and irritating features have been added to your
BIOS, but at this point I would seriously start digging around in there
and look for settings to change -- things that look like they are set
correctly but maybe are not.
 

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