Unexpected restart during completing installation Windows Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by LeeRoy, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. LeeRoy

    LeeRoy Guest


    I recently replaced some parts of my computer, so I wanted to reïnstall
    Windows Vista Ultimate.

    Everything works perfectly fine until Windows is completing the
    installation. The computer restarts unexpectedly and I have to reïnstall
    Windows Vista. I did that a few times but the same error occurs every time at
    exactly the same moment.

    I read a few things on the boards already about RAID/SATA drivers and memory
    problems with Vista. I tried these possible solutions but nothing fixes the

    I installed Windows XP Professional on the system too and this works
    perfectly fine. My configuration is as follows:
    - Asus M2N-e SLI mobo (I saw that almost everyone with the same problem has
    got a Asus M2N SLI motherboard)
    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2x2,6 GHz processor
    - 2 GB Kingston 667 RAM
    - Club3D GeForce 8800 GTS
    - 1x 160GB IDE Maxtor hard disk
    - 1x 400GB IDE Western Digital hard disk

    I updated my BIOS version to the latest for this mobo. I tried to install
    Vista on only the 160 GB disk and vice versa (only the 400GB disk) but still
    I keep the same problem. I also removed one of the memory modules but still
    nothing changed. It's an authenticate Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit DVD which
    worked very well on my old machine.

    I really hope someone knows how I can fix the problem :(

    Best regards,
    LeeRoy, Dec 17, 2007
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    pinkled5 Guest

    I hope somebody figures this out because I'm having the same problem. I
    was running Vista Ultimate 32bit on my AMD 64 3200 computer. When I
    upgraded the CPU+MOBO to an Intel Core2 Duo + DG965WH I cannot reinstall
    Vista. I get the exact same error in the exact same place. I've
    scoured the Internet for the resolution but have found none. Too bad
    that I'm going to have to reinstall XP Pro on here...
    pinkled5, May 8, 2008
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  3. LeeRoy

    pinkled5 Guest

    Low and behold, I was able to figure this one out myself. I disabled
    all the onboard devices (i.e. onboard LAN, Audio, Serial port, Parallel
    Port, USB, etc.) and discovered that I was able to then load Windows
    Vista! Yaayyy! After that I enabled one device at a time until Windows
    crashed again. Come to find out is was the onboard LAN. Every time
    Windows Vista tried to load a driver for it the whole system would shut
    down. Since that's what Vista is doing during the "completing
    installation" phase of the OS install, it makes sense now. I finally
    just kept the onboard LAN disabled and installed a PCI NIC. Hope this
    helps others! :geek:
    pinkled5, May 8, 2008
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