Vista installation hangs after first reboot.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by SBendiksen, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. SBendiksen

    SBendiksen Guest

    I'm having issues trying to upgrade from XP Pro to Vista Ultimate.
    Upgrade advisor says my system can handle Vista just fine. I pop-in the DVD
    and it says it might have some issues with the printer and some cellphones I
    used to connect to the PC but other than that all is well. I continue with
    installation, it copies files and whatnot and then it reboots (which it is
    supposed to do). However, the installation hangs on the Windows Vista loading
    bar. It just stays there forever. No error message, nothing.

    I've tried it twice now and both times the exact same thing happened. The
    first time as an upgrade the second time as a clean install on my second hard

    I googled my problem but found no real help. Do any of you have any clue how
    I can get it to install?

    SBendiksen, Feb 12, 2008
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  2. SBendiksen

    Mick Murphy Guest

    1. You should disable your Anti-virus(preferably uninstall it if you have the
    reinstall media) when doing an upgrade.

    Also, disconnect all USB devices except your mouse and keyboard; and
    printers and phones!

    2. When you were trying to do a clean Vista install to your 2nd hard drive,
    you were installing it from the running XP Pro version drive?
    Mick Murphy, Feb 12, 2008
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  3. SBendiksen

    SBendiksen Guest

    I'll try unplugging everything except for monitor and mouse. I'll let you
    know how that works out.

    and when I tried to install it on my 2nd my drive, I was running XP Pro and
    from within it ran the Install Windows app from the DVD.
    SBendiksen, Feb 12, 2008
  4. SBendiksen

    Mick Murphy Guest

    That is the easy way to install. Have XP Pro running, pop in the DVD, and get
    it to install on the 2nd drive

    Don't forget your Keyboard for F8, the acceptance!
    Mick Murphy, Feb 12, 2008
  5. SBendiksen

    SBendiksen Guest

    What's that... f8? I mean I know it's a key....but when am I supposed to
    press it?
    SBendiksen, Feb 12, 2008
  6. SBendiksen

    Mick Murphy Guest

    During installation it asks for acceptance of the licence agreement. You hit F8
    Mick Murphy, Feb 12, 2008
  7. SBendiksen

    SBendiksen Guest

    I tried it and it didn't work. Unplugged all usb peripherals except for
    keyboard and mouse. Uninstalled the anti-virus, and still, after the first
    reboot, it won't go past the Vista loading screen. :(
    SBendiksen, Feb 13, 2008
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