Vista unstable and stops responding

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Stormlight, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Stormlight

    Stormlight Guest

    I am running XP Home SP2 and bought Vista Ultimate Upgrade. Now, before
    letting go of my XP installation I wanted to test drive Vista on a separate
    partition in test mode (without entering the activation key).

    Installation went through without a hitch and the system booted into Vista
    seamlessly. I was impressed. :)

    But that's when the problems started. Vista started the auto-update and
    rebooted. Upon reboot it the system soon became unstable and crashed/stopped
    responding ("Unable to create system warning" message in Windows Explorer).

    I thought to myself that maybe as long as it's not activated it can't be
    updated so I reformatted the partition and re-installed but de-activated
    auto-update this time. Same scenario: Installation without a problem but once
    I was in Vista it soon became unstable and stopped responding. :(

    My system specs:
    Intel Core 2 [email protected]
    2 GB of Ram
    GeForce 7950 GX2
    MSI 975X Platinum Motherboard
    JMicron JMB36X Raid Controller
    Onboard Realtek High Definition audio

    Any ideas what could cause this?
     
    Stormlight, Feb 4, 2007
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    Mrlopez Guest

    Mrlopez, Feb 4, 2007
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  3. Stormlight

    Stormlight Guest

    First, thank you for the quick reply!

    Yes, I did run the Upgrade Advisor (Your computer can run Windows Vista). It
    told me that I need to upgrade the Realtek Audio driver which I knew. It also
    told me that it was unable to find info on the JMicron Raid controller.

    According to Jmicron I have a Vista compatible driver installed. However ...

    I noticed the following info on Jmicron's driver site:
    "Changing the disk reporting sequence for Vista. After changing, the
    scenario should be as followings.
    1. Install Vista with a mirror RAID of hard disk A and B.
    2. Revert A to non-RAID disk in BIOS.
    3. Booting with both A and B connected.
    4. Booting with B alone will succeed.
    5. Booting with A alone will fail.
    - The setup program will overwrite all installed files and start
    menu items with the newly installed files and items."

    I don't really know what that means ...
     
    Stormlight, Feb 4, 2007
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  4. I am running XP Home SP2 and bought Vista Ultimate Upgrade. Now, before
    Are you talking about x64 or 32-bit Vi$ta?

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    Man-wai Chang, Feb 4, 2007
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  5. Stormlight

    Stormlight Guest

    The 32 bit version.

     
    Stormlight, Feb 4, 2007
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    Ron Miller Guest

    Yeah, that sounds like poorly translated Chinese, doesn't it? I don't
    know what it means, either, but, in fact, your install DID succeed.
    Tell us about your video card and that card's driver version.
     
    Ron Miller, Feb 4, 2007
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