Vista Installation Hang: Possible Solution (worked for me)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Young Coot, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Young Coot

    Young Coot Guest

    Hello -

    Having had the same issue with Vista RC1 that a lot of other people seem to
    be having, that is the installation hanging at either a blank screen or at
    the blue/green background, I can report some success here that I'd like to
    share.

    I originally had the DVD-ROM drive on the slave channel of IDE 0. Changing
    it to the master of IDE 1, changing nothing else, got a normal installation
    sequence. If you're out of tricks and nothing else seems to work, give that
    a shot. Worked for me.

    Background (for those interested): system is home-built with an iWill K266
    motherboard, an AMD Athlon and 1Gig of RAM, successfully installed and ran
    Vista RC1 (Build 5600) for about three hours. Nice eye candy at least.
    After installing Gristoft's AntiVirus software on Vista, which seemed to
    install and run fine, the OS would not reboot - it just hung at the blank
    screen. Wiping the hard drive and starting over revealed that even the
    installation DVD, which worked fine first time, would only get me to a blank
    screen or a blue/green background screen before hanging in perpetuity. That
    same DVD and DVD-ROM drive worked fine in another system, though that
    computer did not have the 512Meg of RAM necessary to install.

    YC
     
    Young Coot, Oct 1, 2006
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    thomas Guest

    The other (simpler) way...pull out the Vista DVD when it first reboots (this
    happens when it expands files). The installation will complete without a
    hitch.
     
    thomas, Oct 1, 2006
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