Vista Business install will not finish. Help?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by VistaNoob, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. VistaNoob

    VistaNoob Guest

    I ran the upgrade advisor and it says my computer is compatible with Windows
    Vista, and that Vista Business (the version I want to install) is the best
    version for my hardware. Whenever I try to install it, it starts installing,
    says it needs to restart after getting part of the way through install, I
    select Windows Setup from the boot menu, the installation screen shows up
    with the mouse for about 30 seconds then restarts again without warning. This
    time, the only options available on the boot menu are older version of
    windows, or windows setup rollback. Windows setup rollback takes me to the
    screen where it suddenly restarts after 30 seconds, and older version boots
    into XP where I get a message that I cannot continue installing this version
    of windows, and to make sure my computer is compatible with windows vista.

    The computer I am installing on is a P4 3.0 ghz with hyperthreading and dual
    channel, 1.5 gb DDR400 ram, gigabyte motherboard, 160gb seagate SATA hard
    drive with two 20 gb IDE storage drives, mad dog dvd rw, geforce 5600 fx, and
    soundblaster live 5.1 soundcard

    Has anyone experienced this and know what is wrong?
    VistaNoob, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. VistaNoob

    Don Guest

    I'm answering only because no one else has. I've seen lots of similar
    posts in these groups, but no great solutions yet. I'm guessing that
    you tried to upgrade from XP rather than doing a clean install. If so,
    then I urge you to try a clean install instead. You may need to make
    room on your hard drive first, or consider adding a new disk for Vista.

    You can install Vista for 30 days without entering a product key, so try
    that before activating Vista (which invalidates your XP key if you are
    Don, Mar 28, 2007
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