Hi, was wondering if anyone has seen/worked around this problem.\nI have already sent a bug report to M$ but don't expect to hear from em soon\nas im sure they get thousands.\nThis might be a bit of a bible, but i want to be thorough.\n\nSystem:\nAthlon XP4000\nASUS A8N - E M/B (Nforce 4 ultra, latest bios)\nNV GF6800 GFX card (XFX)\nCorsair XMS 2048MB (2-3-3-6)\n1x 160GB SATA (primary boot drive, single partition, NTFS c:\)\n2x 80GB PATA (RAID 0 - 2 partitions, 130GB NTFS and 30GB NTFS d:\, h:\)\nLatest Nvidia drivers for Vista (still in beta)\nPlenty of other hardware, but i dont think it matters in this instance.\n\nI attempted to install vista to h:\.\n1st run i mounted the image in daemon tools, 2nd run I ran from a dvd. The\nISO was downloaded from microsoft and i verified the MD5 as correct before\nstarting.\n\nRan the installer from within XP, allowed it to search for updates (it found\n1, a 276? kb file but did not say what it was)\nFirst stage completed and system rebooted to vista.\nCommenced extracting files, first time failed at 94%, second time failed\nalso but i was not in the room so not sure how far it got. At this point it\ntried to roll back installation.\nOn reboot, vista ran chkdsk on h:\ and found heaps of errors, it then\nproceded to continue with rollback but eventually hung (i let it go for an\nhour to be sure)and i had to do a hard reset.\nchkdsk ran again on h:\ and more errors found, rollback continued and hung\nagain.\nchkdsk ran again on h:\ and more errors again, this time installer hung on a\nBSOD with 'BAD_POOL_CALLER' as the error.\nchkdsk ran again, but this time flagged errors on both d:\ and h:\,\ninstaller eventually opened with a command window and that was it.\n\nI had to manually fix the xp boot sector from my xp installation disk to\nremove the bootloader and then manually clean up all of the junk on c, d and\nh drives.\n\nOn my second attempt things were the same to start with but got worse,\nchkdsk hung on the vista rollback.. no worries i thought, maybe it is buggy,\nthe xp version will fix it... firstly my d partition was inaccessible under\nXP ('drive not ready' was the error), and chkdsk would not run from inside XP\non that drive. So i allowed XP to do a startup scan, which hung as well when\nfixing up a file index. 6 reboots and 5 hang's later i am back up to normal.\nIt looks like Vista really screwed up the index tables on both h:\ and d:\\n(lucky it didnt kill c:\...)\n\nI have verified the entire RAID array and there are no bad sectors or other\nproblems. I have run memtest86 overnight with no memory problems. I have\nrelaxed the memory timings alot in bios between first and second attempts.\nI suspect it has something to do with my raid setup but cannot be sure as i\ndo not have a reliable way to test without using the array (i am not happy\nbreaking up the partition that c:\ is currently on as i want vista on a\ntotally sepparate HDD)\n\nI would really like to get vista up and running to have a look at it, but\nseeing as the last install nearly killed a drive that it should not even have\nplaced files on i am a little hesitant as i do not have the time to do a full\nreplacement of XP and all of my backups if something goes really wrong the\nnext time.\n\nAny suggestions? Anyone else suffered this also and beat it? I was\nconsidering unplugging my SATA HDD before trying to install vista again (to\nprotect xp installation) but due to my raid setup i need to launch the vista\ninstaller from XP to load the raid drivers (can't seem to get it to do this\nfrom the bootloader installation)\n\nThanks in advance.