I keep geting "Windows Error Recovery" Screen after installing Vis

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Josh Grizzard, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. I just got a copy of Windows Vista Beta 2 32 bit DVD from my friend. He
    burned it at a nice slow speed (I think 2x) and I started an install booting
    off the DVD (not in XP). It copied all the files succesfully, expanded all
    the files successfully, installed all features successfully, and after it
    installed updates it rebooted. It shows the moving bar like when your booting
    up windows and under it "Copyright Microsoft 2006" but nothing about Vista.
    It does this for about 5 sec and then I get the Windows Error Recovery
    screen. It gives options for normal startup, last known good configuration
    startup, and safe mode startup but all of these boot for about 5 sec and then
    return to the error recovry page. It said to boot off a Windows startup disc
    and use System Recovory Options. I tried booting off the Vista DVD but all I
    get is the OS installation setup screen.

    Does any one have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Josh Grizzard, Jun 23, 2006
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  2. Josh Grizzard

    Islander Guest

    Josh,
    I had the same experience when installing Vista and I could not find anyway
    to get out of this loop except to restore an image of the disk I had made
    earlier.

    If you booted off the DVD, did you make selection where on the drive Vista
    where you wanted Vista to be installed? If not, you have probably upgraded XP
    with Vista.

    Here is a web site that may help you with this issue. Good luck.
    http://neosmart.net/blog/archives/188
     
    Islander, Jun 23, 2006
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  3. Thank you very much for responding. I backed up all my files before
    installing Vista so I'm not worried about recovering files from XP. When
    booting off the DVD, I deleted the partition XP was on. It's sort of a test
    computer so I'm planning on only running Vista on it.
    I thought I would probably need to restore the disk image I created and try
    reinstalling Vista, but before you do something like that it's nice to see it
    in writing! Thanx a bunch for replying.

    P.S. One last quick question. Were you ever able to install Vista
    successfully after you restored the disk image?
     
    Josh Grizzard, Jun 23, 2006
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