Vista freezes upon installing at random

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by phoenix120, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. phoenix120

    phoenix120 Guest

    Hello everyone, well this is very frustrating to me but I just bought
    a new motherboard and processor for my computer and have failed to
    reinstall my copy of Windows Vista Home Baisc...

    The specs on my computer are as follows

    Motherboard---> Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
    Processor -----> E6750 2.66 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    Ram--------------> 2 gigabytes of 533 Mhz, two sticks of two
    different brand (HP and an off brand)
    Hard-Drives-----> 1 Hard Drive at 120 Gigabytes (Seagate) and another
    hard drive at 500 gigabytes (Seagate)
    Video Card------> XFX Nvidia 8600 GT

    If I left anyone crucial out just say so and I'll post it...But what
    happens is that I have a blank hard drive (the 120 gig one) and I boot
    from a Windows Upgrade Anytime disc and click on install Vista now,
    and choose to install it on that harddrive...Sometimes it freezes at
    Expanding Files, sometimes it gets to installing updates....I just
    want to Vista installed, any help would be greatly appreciated :)
    phoenix120, Nov 18, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Possible memory conflict, use only one stick.
    Rick Rogers, Nov 18, 2007
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  3. phoenix120

    phoenix120 Guest

    I've actually tried that and then i cant even enter the BIOS but I've
    switched the ram to different seats and i've actually gotten to
    "completeing installation" and then it restarts and freezes again at
    that spot ("completeing installtion") However, my ram speed is not
    supported even though the BIOS system recognizes the speed and that I
    have 2 gigs in...Could that be the problem?
    phoenix120, Nov 18, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Yes, if the rated speed is not supported that could be a problem. Normally,
    if the sticks don't match the faster one is slowed down. But if neither
    matches the system's specifications, you're going to run into problems.
    Rick Rogers, Nov 18, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    Definitely sounds like bad and/or mismatched RAM. Test it with something
    like Memtest86+ from If it fails, replace it. Make sure
    you purchase the correct RAM for your motherboard and that it is
    matched. You say you have two unmatched sticks and that could certainly
    be the issue. Never skimp on "value" RAM. A good place to purchase RAM

    Malke, Nov 18, 2007
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    phoenix120 Guest

    So I'm gonna order some 800 Mhz Ram, 2 gigs of it and let you guys
    know what happens...thanks for your help :)
    phoenix120, Nov 19, 2007
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    phoenix120 Guest

    That seemed to be the problem because I installed the new faster RAM
    and everything is running perfectly now...Thanks for all your help,
    have some Happy Holidays :)
    phoenix120, Nov 21, 2007
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