Vista Install fails during completing upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by jrayrizzo, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. jrayrizzo

    jrayrizzo Guest

    When I install vista all goes well until I get to completing upgrade the
    computer restarts at about 60% and then blue screens and restarts
    immediately. The only thing it lets me do is rollback to xp, I have the
    latest bios for my computer they only thing I haven’t done is update to the
    vista drivers and I doubt that xp would like those.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    jrayrizzo, Feb 9, 2007
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    Tz Guest

    Not sure if this will help with your problem, but if you have a usb external
    hard drive plugged into your system it can cause Vista to fail on startup.
    Tz, Feb 9, 2007
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    Towser Guest

    I have exactly the same problem although I only get to about 52%. It appears
    that its a driver issue as I installed Vista upgrade as a clean install on
    another hard drive to see if it was a hardware issue but it worked fine. I
    tried removing all the drivers for any hardware I could think of that would
    still allow the computer to run but this failed to sort the problem.
    Towser, Apr 11, 2007
  4. do a Cold Boot (reset the machine) > Start the computer, when the Windows
    Boot Manager is displayed, select Windows Setup press F8 on your keyboard
    and setup should continue.

    disable any external or USB based devices you might have attached to the
    computer. Also, disable any Security software before launching setup and
    ensure that you meet the minimum system requirements for Windows Vista.

    Turn Off Serial Key Devices: Windows Vista does not support Serial Key
    devices. If you are upgrading and you currently use Serial Keys with an
    alternative input device, you must turn off Serial Keys and install another
    input option before the upgrade. To turn off Serial Keys in Windows XP, open
    Accessibility Options in Control Panel. For more information, go to the
    Microsoft Accessibility website (
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Apr 11, 2007
  5. usually when this occurs, it's a video card compatibility issue, so make
    sure you graphics card is vista compliant.
    Gordon Richards, Apr 11, 2007
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