Vista Installation Issues, Headache after Headache

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tommyboy5300, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Tommyboy5300

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    My first attempt to install vista turned out to be nothing but problem after
    problem. I am installing on my main machine on a secondary hard drive that
    has no other operating system on that secondary. When I tried to install
    vista booting to the installation dvd I recieve a message when selecting
    partition to install it on that dialog screen I recieved no partition meets
    the requirments to accept the install. This is a IDE western digital formated
    40 GB hard drive. I've tried reformating, repartitioning and reinstalling
    with no success. I have even tried a different hard drive. So I attempted
    the install from my XP pro OS and the installation would get to the expanding
    files part and freeze or randomly reboot without continuing the installation.
    After some research I found people were able to circumvent this problem with
    installing vista from xp pro safe mode. So I did this and it was a success.
    Once it rebooted I recieved a error message from the new vista boot manager
    bootload.exe is corrupt. Once again I did research and found that if you do
    a startup repair from the installation DVD it would solve this issue. Once
    the startup repair completed I did a reboot and got another error message
    from vista boot manager \boot\bcd cannot be found, unable to load vista. At
    this point I no longer can select my XP Pro option so my computer is dead in
    the water. I am not able to find any info on this \boot\bcd cannot be found
    issue. Anybody have an suggestions or similar problem? I plan on doing that
    boot\fixntfs -xp loader to get my xp pro installation back. But I would
    still like to get vista running. Any suggestion would be greatly
    appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    Tommyboy5300, Jun 12, 2006
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