Vista Business-Clean Install-Hangs after First (1st) ReBoot

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Ben, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    Am trying to install Vista Business to my laptop:
    Dell Inspiron 8200
    1 gig RAM
    100 GB hard drive
    ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 video card w/64 megs RAM

    The upgrade advisor tells me everything should work, but that I won't be
    able to run Aero.

    Doing a clean install, the first part completes -- the system reboots after
    'Installing Updates' -- after the reboot, 'Completing Installation' runs for
    a minute or so, then the system hangs. Keyboard is locked, hard drive
    activity stops and the only way out of it is to hold the power button until
    the device shuts off. Powering back on brings up an error that the
    installation was terminated and needs to be started over.

    Have tried about 10 times so far, letting it run up to an hour before
    assuming it has locked up. MS Support said a clean install should be
    finalizing within 40 minutes. Reading through the posts here I found
    reference to removing the DVD before the reboot, which I tried but this
    didn't help. Microsoft support says to contact Dell, Dell support says to
    contact Microsoft :( Has anyone run into this? From what I've been able to
    find in this newsgroup, the video drivers are being installed after the
    first reboot (I think)...? Am at a loss as to what, if anything, to try
    next -- any help would be >>>much<<< appreciated!!!! Thanks!!!!
    Ben, Feb 1, 2007
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