RC1 install hangs at "Completing upgrade..."

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Eric, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    I've been sitting here for quite a while. It's not completely hung - that is
    the ... next to Completing upgrade keeps moving from . to .. to ... and back,
    and i'm getting faint blips on the hard disk light, but it doesn't seem to be

    If I try to close the install with the X in the upper right, I get a message
    that "Setup cannot be canceled at this point. Doing so could leave your
    computer in a potentially unusable state." Irony is that my computer is now
    in an unusable state... LOL

    Any ideas?
    Eric, Sep 13, 2006
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  2. Eric

    Robert Guest

    Misery loves company. I'm experiencing the EXACT same thing. I have tried
    twice to 'upgrade' and failed. Forced to reset. Computer is an HP A250N. I am
    not willing to try a clean install. I wasted lots of time on this and ended
    up with a new DVD coaster for my coffee. Bummer.
    Robert, Sep 28, 2006
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  3. Eric

    Eric Guest

    Eric, Sep 28, 2006
  4. Eric

    i.am.not Guest

    Better yet, do a clean install of build 5728. I
    did clean installs of both x86 and x64 without
    any problems.

    I also, contrary to popular advice, burned the
    DVDs at 16x and had Nero verify the burn. I
    also verified the .ISO files against the
    published MD5 hash before burning.

    I had done the burns previously at 8x, but I
    picked up some new 16x blanks and used them just
    to see if the "slow burn" advice was worth
    anything. My experience is it's a bunch of hooey!
    i.am.not, Sep 28, 2006
  5. Eric

    Robert Guest

    Lucky me. I successfully did the upgrade using 5728. It went without a hitch.
    So far I feel impressed with the first few moments of Vista. Well thanks to
    this forum for the help!!!!
    Robert, Sep 28, 2006
  6. This question is for Eric. I was wondering what you did to your computer to
    get it out of the unusable state it was in. I am having the same problem and
    I am affraid to close the program because it might leave my computer in an
    unusable state. What should I do?
    Eric Reynolds, Oct 1, 2006
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