Vista install on old crashed hard drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by tntony, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. tntony

    tntony Guest

    Hello,
    I have 2 pc's with xp, each with ide drives, One crashed, so I removed the
    hard drive to run as a slave on my other pc to see if I could retrieve the
    data. When I did this, the ribbon pulled loose just enough to shut down my
    drive (yes on the good one). I now have to reboot with original boot disk,
    which I no longer have. So I go and buy Vista Home Premium, then first am
    able remove the data (via knoppix) from the old crashed drive (first one).
    So I put this drive into the 2nd pc as master, and attempt to install Vista.
    I get past the "loading software" and then the "windows" progess bar screens,
    and the screen goes to a black screed with nothing but a mouse arrow on it.
    Please help me figure out how to install Vista onto this Old IDE 120 gig
    hard drive. The pc meets the minimum requirements on the Vista box.
    Thank you!
     
    tntony, Feb 15, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Very confused post!

    Have you changed the "slave" setting on the old hard drive to "master"?

    "you now have to reboot with original boot disk, which you no longer
    have"???????
    Doesn't make sense!!!!
     
    Mick Murphy, Feb 15, 2008
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  3. tntony

    tntony Guest

    Yes I set it to master, btw which is what I said!!!!

    I was asked to put in the original boot disk, but guess what, I don't have
    it! Does that make since Mick????

    I'll take it in for repair, cause that would be better than listening to
    your sarcastic punctuation! Smart A_s!

    Thanks for nothing!
     
    tntony, Feb 15, 2008
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  4. Using the PC which you believe to be Vista capable, install one of the
    drives into it ensduring that the jumper is set to 'SINGLE'. Now install
    Vista onto the drive..

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    Mike Hall - MVP, Feb 16, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    I was trying to be helpful ars*wipe!

    Now, you can forget it!
     
    Mick Murphy, Feb 16, 2008
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    tntony Guest

    Thanks for trying Mick, but I already forgot about it! Nice effort though.
     
    tntony, Feb 16, 2008
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    tntony Guest

    Thanks Mike. Master and single are the same setting on this drive. I am
    installing it as the only hard drive too. In the bios, it recognizes it as
    the master. Is there anything else you need? As I mentioned earlier, I was
    able to retrieve all of my important docs by using knoppix, so I can wipe it
    if I need to, I'm just not sure how to or if that is the right thing to do.
     
    tntony, Feb 16, 2008
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  8. Set the BIOS such that the DVD drive is first in the list. Then reboot the
    machine with the Vista DVD in place. Follow the onscreen instructions, and
    it should be all done in maybe 30 minutes..

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    John Barnes Guest

    You may be having a problem with the video driver. What video card do you
    have? Have you tried booting into safe mode on the final reboot?
     
    John Barnes, Feb 16, 2008
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    tntony Guest

    Thanks John! That was it. I changed video cards, and it worked. I
    appreciate your help!
     
    tntony, Feb 17, 2008
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