Vista Home Premium crashes during completing insatllation phase.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by scott_swalling, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. hi I have recent received a full OEM version of Home Premium. Have
    checked both on the manufactuers websites for my devices/third party
    software and the MS Ugrade Advisor. everything is compatible and has
    drivers available.

    I am running and IDE drive which did perform a CHKDSK when starting XP
    Pro everytime for the last month. But XP Pro run smoothly once it had
    booted and the disk did not display any errors.

    Now, I have tried cleanly installing VHP several times after
    formatting the drive. During the final phase of install "Completing
    Installation" the install fails, blues screens "which I can not
    capture" restarts and tells me that is needs to be reinstalled because
    it was unsuccessful.

    Does anyone know if Vista has an issue with bad sectors on hard drives
    as previous versions of MS Windows flag and then ignored the bad
    sectors during the install. even during the memory test the machine
    crashes and reboots.

    Any ideas out there?

    scott_swalling, Aug 6, 2007
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  2. scott_swalling

    Rick Rogers Guest


    Vista handles bad sectors fairly similarly to the way previous versions did.
    However, if you suspect you have them then I would recommend that you
    replace the hard drive as the problem is not likely to get better.

    Try installing with all unnecessary peripherals disconnected, and, if
    possible, memory stripped to a single known-good stick. No overclocking
    either. Make sure boot time protection in the system BIOS is disabled as
    Rick Rogers, Aug 6, 2007
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