Vista Install Error: Exception Unknown Software Exception

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by burntham77, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. burntham77

    burntham77 Guest

    After putting together a brand new Phenom-based system, I went to install
    Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Just after typing in the product key, I get an
    error that says "Exception Unknown Software Exception (0x40000015) at
    location 0x776a1261" and it brings me back to the install screen.

    After several attempts, I was able to get the install program to run, but
    upon trying to boot in to Vista, it says the install failed and it could not
    boot, so I tried to reinstall, and I never got the past the same error above.

    Phenom 9600
    DFI 790FX motherboard
    4 gigs Corsair 2x2 DDR2 ram
    500GB seagate 7200.11 hard drive
    HIS Radeon x1900 XT
    Creative Labs sound blaster Live! 24-bit
    burntham77, Jan 4, 2008
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  2. burntham77

    burntham77 Guest

    Complete system specs in sig


    -AMD Phenom 9600
    -DFI Lanparty UT 790FX-M2R
    -CORSAIR 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G
    -Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Har
    Drive - OEM
    -ZALMAN ZM – 850 HP ATX12V / EPS12V 850W Power Supply
    -HIS Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
    -BenQ DVD-RW
    -Creative Labs Soundblaster Live! 24-bit
    burntham77, Jan 4, 2008
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  3. I had the same issue and worked around it by putting a 2x cpu chip into
    the system, installing, doing the patchs, then putting the phenom in and
    doing the patched from amd.

    Took a bit longer but it worked. Almost sorry I didnt go IBM quadcore,
    they have no such issues.
    TacomaJeepJeff, Jan 7, 2008
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